OK, so we covered some essential CSS syntax in the previous article. Now, we’re going to see the CSS at work on a web page. Inspecting Page Elements To change the appearance of an element on a page, the first thing to do is understand why it looks the way it does. This means seeing… (read)
Here is a handy quick reference guide for the most common CSS selectors.
WordPress CSS Basics I get a lot of support questions for making changes to the layout of my plugin, Participants Database. While the whole subject of the use of CSS to format web pages is vast, I’m going to try to describe some simple techniques so users with limited CSS skills can make changes. In… (read)
Most modern web browsers are equipped with tools for web developers: normally hidden functionality that exposes the behind-the-scenes workings of a web page or application. Much of what is there is for skilled coders, but they all have what’s known as an HTML (or DOM) inspector that is useful to other users for the purpose… (read)
Note: edited to correct the language file paths, which were incorrect in the original article. I often get asked if it’s possible to change the labels used by the Participants Database plugin, including the name of the plugin as it appears in the admin. This is sometimes called “white labeling” meaning that all traces of… (read)
If you have a database already and want to adapt it for use in the Participants Database plugin, you’ll have to set up the plugin to interface with that data and then import the data itself into the plugin’s main database table. Here’s how you get that done. Start with the User Interface Participants Database… (read)
This article demonstrates how to set up a list search the works on only one field, eliminating the field selector dropdown.
One of the most frequent support requests I receive for the plugin is: can it do multiple databases? Can multiple instances of the plugin be installed? To both questions, the answer is no, it’s not designed for that, but you can do a lot with this plugin and in most cases it’s not really necessary… (read)