Participants Database is a complex plugin to begin with, adding one or more add-ons advances the complexity even more, so the potential for functionality problems and even bugs is pretty high. This post will help you solve those problems.
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)
When you configure your payment button in PayPal, one of the things you can do is set up a control where the user can choose an “option” when making a payment. The value of this option can be carried back to the user’s record by using a Last Value Field. As you probably know from… (read)
This tutorial is for a setup where, when a record is displayed, certain terms will have a link placed on them that will show all the records that have the same value. For the purpose of this tutorial, I’m calling such a field a “category field” because the value defines a category that the record… (read)
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)
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)
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)
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)