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Using Field Group Tabs with a Custom Template

The Field Group Tabs add-on adds tabs to the single record display, record and signup forms when you add the tabs=true attribute to the shortcode. What that does is select a default tabbed template for the form, and loads the necessary javascript and CSS to show the tabs. To use a custom template with the Field Group… (read)

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Custom Field Validation

Setting up a custom validation method is relatively easy if you’ve got some PHP skills. If you’re familiar with using WordPress filters, then you’ve got the basic knowledge you need to set this up. If you’re not sure what WordPress filters are and how to use them, there is a good intro article that should… (read)

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Dropdown Selectors: limit selections based on another selector

A not-uncommon scenario in a form is the case of City/State selectors. If the user chooses a state, it would be nice to let them choose the city without seeing cities from other states. This same principle can apply to many situations where the value of one selector is used to limit the selections available… (read)

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Creating Custom Form Elements

Sometimes it’s necessary to create a custom form element to handle a specific need for a UI element in a Participants Database form. The means for doing that have been set up in the plugin, you’ll  definitely need some coding skills to get this done, so this post will only briefly cover the basic steps… (read)

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Using a filter to change the user signup email

I sometimes get requests from people who want to change the email people get when they sign up depending on some value in the signup. For instance, if you have more than one signup form, and each one needs a different signup email. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you a very basic application… (read)

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Accessing Your Browser Developer Tools

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)