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Using a Custom Identifier Value for Participants Database Records

People sometimes ask if it is possible to use their own record ID for identifying Participants Database records. For example, the plugin is used to hold a customer database, and each customer has a unique customer ID. If you want to use this customer ID to identify records, you will need to make some modifications… (read)

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Sending a Signup Notification to a Custom Recipient

This tutorial explains how to set up your Participants Database signup submission notification so that the email goes to a different recipient based on a value in the submission. In this example, the person filling out the signup form is going to make a selection in the form (let’s say with a radio button) that… (read)

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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)