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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 ┬ádefinitely need some coding skills to get this done, so this post will only briefly cover the basic steps… (read)

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Sending a User Welcome Email When a Record is Approved

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)

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Sending an Email when a Record is Updated

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)

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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)