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Using the Participants Database Debugging Log

Participants Database has a built-in debugging log that can be helpful in understanding issues you may be having with the plugin. The log is designed to keep a record of key operations that the plugin performs and log any errors that happen along the way. Enabling the Log In the Participants Database settings, under the… (read)

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Clearing the Participants Database Table

If you want to start with a clean slate on Participants Database, you need to reset the main database table. One way to do this is to use phpMyAdmin, an application for managing databases. This application is usually available in your hosting control panel: Open the application, select your WordPress database, then select the Participants… (read)

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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)