Let’s say you have a site where you want to register two types of people. We’ll call them “Red” and “Blue.” Each of those forms is going to have some fields in common and some fields that are different for each signup form. The first thing to do is to organize your fields into groups.… (read)
A few months ago, I wrote a tutorial on how to automatically send an email when a record is updated. I’ve gotten several requests for something very similar: how to send an email to a person who has signed up, but ONLY after their submission has been approved. This is a good way to avoid… (read)
I sometimes get requests to have Participants Database links to locations off the website open in a new window or tab. Depending on the context, this can be inadvisable from a user experience point of view, but even so, we need to be able to set that up sometimes. So, with that caveat in mind,… (read)
This post is about how to construct a link that when followed, shows a specific search result in the Participants Database list display. So, first of all you need to set up your base URL. This is the URL that takes you to the page that shows the First NameLast NameClub RoleCityStateMain ActivityPhoto Debolt Edwin… (read)
Sometimes, you want to send a message to the person who created a record when their record is updated by an administrator. For example, let’s say you use Participants Database for a registration that requires approval by an admin before it can be used. You want to let the person who submitted the registration know… (read)
When a Participants Database signup form is submitted, it can be checked against the database for an existing record that matches the new submission. If you need to check multiple fields for a match because you don’t have a single field that uniquely identifies a record, here’s how you do that.
I sometimes get requests that the regex field validation allow for a blank entry or if there is an entry, it must follow a specific pattern. Like an optional email address that you want to be valid if it’s entered. This is possible, it’s just a matter of creating a regex that allows a blank… (read)
There are several WordPress themes that use javascipt to make page anchors scroll smoothly. The problem is, this code “hijacks” the pagination links generated by Participants Database, forcing them to scroll instead of change the page. It may be possible with your theme to disable smooth scrolling so the list pagination can work again, but… (read)