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How to Use Proxy Posts to Expose Participants Database to the World

Participants Database (PDB) provides a completely independent database on your WordPress site. The means that normally, the rest of the site will have limited ways in which can interact with PDB records. This also means that Participants Database records have have limited visibility to the world of search engines and social media. Proxy Posts are… (read)

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Match an Imported or New Record by Multiple Fields

Let’s say you want to import a bunch of records to Participants Database, but there are already records in the database, some of which may match records you’re importing, which you want to update. No problem, just match the ID of the incoming record with the record IDs in the database. But what if you… (read)

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Placing Dynamic Shortcodes using do_shortcode()

Sometimes it is necessary to place a shortcode where the attributes of the shortcode are set according to the current context. For example, if you need to show a logged-in user the list of records that belong to them, you need to use a dynamic shortcode something like this: echo do_shortcode(‘ First NameLast NameClub RoleCityStateMain… (read)

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Automatically Sending an Email using the WordPress Cron

I occasionally get requests for a way to have an email sent automatically when a certain condition is met. For example, when it’s someone’s birthday, an email would be sent to them with a birthday greeting. This kind of thing is possible using the WordPress cron, which can launch functions in the background. This is… (read)