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Using the PDb_Template_Email Class

The Participants Database plugin includes a handy class for sending template-based emails. You can easily use this class to send custom emails from the plugin. The way this is usually done is to use the “send” static method of the class. You will need to provide the method with the email configuration information and a… (read)

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Using Dropdown Values in the List Search

In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to modify the Participants Database list search so that instead of typing values into a text box, the user will select values from a dropdown. The values of this dropdown will be gathered from the defined values of the field being searched. The search will take place on that… (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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Changing the Labels in Participants Database

I often get asked if it’s possible to change the labels used by the Participants Database plugin, including the name of the plugin. This is sometimes called “white labeling” meaning that all traces of the name of the plugin, developer and labels are customized to give the appearance of a custom application. This is possible… (read)

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Migrating an Existing Database into Participants Database

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)

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“Multiple Databases” with Participants Database

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)