Participants Database 1.6 WordPress Plugin

This WordPress plugin is for the purpose of creating a simple database for use on a WordPress site. It is primarily intended as a way to manage information pertaining to people such as the members of a club or team, volunteers, students, anything like that. It gives you the ability to allow people to create and edit their own record while additional information can be managed by administrators or managers. The plugin may also be used as the basis for an index, directory or catalog.

The database is made up of fields, and each field may be one of several types that are uniquely suited to store a particular kind of information. These fields can also be divided into groups to help organize the information. Fields can also be provided with help text to assist users in providing the information.

Plugin Technical Support

Participants Database is a complex plugin and getting the most out of it often requires some basic technical knowledge. There are three main ways I support the plugin: the public forum, the comments section here, and by email.

Please read through the documentation and relevant support conversations before posting questions, you may find your questions have already been answered.

My support email is published in the plugin, please use it if you have questions or links you don’t want made public, or for special requests. While I try to provide good support for free, please remember this is what I do for a living and my time is limited. I am usually available to provide plugin customizations, so please contact me with inquiries about extending the functionality of the plugin.

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Thank you, I will work on that. How do I add values to a dropdown list such as a state or country list? In manage db fields when I add many values (with and without a the result is an inline stream of values. A selection would result in selecting all values. Same as with radio buttons etc.

by Tara on August 30, 2015 at 12:09 pm. Reply #

Nevermind! I found that the values should be comma separated.

by Tara on August 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm. Reply #

Hi Roland, nice product!

I am creating a list of contacts that may be updated via a private link [pdb_signup]. Once the person signs up, their contact info will be a new row in the public list [pdb_list]. My objective is that this person may be contacted by website visitors without revealing their email address.

Visitors will be able to contact them with a link or button in the list that when selected opens a contact form page that will be sent to their hidden email address.

I also would like their email to not be visible in the details page [pdb_single].

Any ideas? Thank you!

by Tara on August 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm. Reply #

Something like this would need some custom code, not too difficult if you know your way around WordPress and PHP. Other than that, it’s not possible because you need to access whatever method you’re using to send the email on the backend so the user doesn’t see the email address.

by Roland on August 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm. Reply #

Roland, I’m trying to figure out how to remove line breaks from the front end. For instance, in a radio button group, Firebug shows me the the HTML below which displays the button above its value and also stacks each radio label on top of each other. I’ve looked in templates, but not seeing where these breaks are coming from.



by Jordan on August 21, 2015 at 11:17 am. Reply #

if there are no BR tags in the HTML, then it is a CSS rule setting the element to “block” which generates a break after itself. Change this to ‘inline’ or ‘inline-block’ to eliminate the breaks.

by Roland on August 29, 2015 at 9:30 am. Reply #

WP password protect for the membership page on the site doesn’t work. Is there a setting in PD that counteracts WP password protect?

by Tony Carosella on August 20, 2015 at 10:29 am. Reply #

No, Participants Database doe not interact with WP logins in any way.

by Roland on August 21, 2015 at 6:14 am. Reply #

I am displaying a list of our members. My client would like the list to rotate the list on reload so that you would see a different members all the time.

by Barbara Davis on August 20, 2015 at 5:05 am. Reply #

So that it isn’t necessarily displaying in alpha order all the time.

by Barbara Davis on August 20, 2015 at 5:06 am. Reply #

You can randomly sort the list like this:

[pdb_list orderby=random ]

by Roland on August 20, 2015 at 6:01 am. Reply #

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