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Adding Social Media Metadata to Single Record Displays

For some sites using Participants Database, it is desirable to provide a “share” link to a single record display. This is fairly easy, what you need to do is make sure the correct meta tags are present in the page. In this article, I’ll explain how to set this up. First, this only works for… (read)

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Recovering a Private Link Using Multiple Fields

Participants Database uses a “private link” to allow participants to access their record for editing. If that link is lost, it’s possible for them to recover it by using a private link recovery form where they enter their email (typically) and have the link sent to them in an email. In some setups, there isn’t… (read)

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Adding Fields to the Participants Database Contact Form

The recently-released Contact Button add-on for Participants Database adds a javascript-powered pop-up contact form to any list or single record display. The form is pre-set to include inputs for a name, email address and contact message, but it is possible to add additional fields if you need something more from people who are sending contact… (read)

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Copying a Participants Database Setup to Another Site

While Participants Database does not have a settings export feature, it is possible and not too hard to export the settings from an existing install and copy them to an install on another site. To do this, you’ll need to access a database management tool, such as phpMyAdmin, which is typically provided in your hosting… (read)

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Allowing Participants Database Editors to Delete Records

Normally, users with the Participants Database “Editor” role cannot delete records, but it is possible to provide this access if your situation needs it. I’m going to explain this in a little detail because how it works is not very intuitive at all. If you just want to put in the code, you can jump… (read)

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Showing a Record Edit Form Based on a Value in the Record

When using Participants Database to represent two or more classes of people or things, you sometimes need to customize the frontend edit form so that is only shows the fields that are relevant to the type of record that is getting edited. We can easily do this with a custom template. If you’re not familiar… (read)