Google Maps offers an easy way to show a location map without needing to register for and use the Google Maps API. This method is available to websites on a limited basis: if you are operating a high-traffic site, you may not be able to use this method, there is a limit to the number… (read)
The Dynamic Hidden Field feature in Participants Database provides a way to capture dynamic values when a form is presented, such as the current user’s ID or the page the form is on. Normally the plugin only fills in the dynamic value when displaying a form on the frontend, but it is possible to capture these… (read)
Sometimes, you want to give the user the ability to select from a list if things that are in the database, rather than a fixed set of options as defined in the field definition. This will require some simple PHP along with a database query, but once you get the idea, a lot of other… (read)
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)
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)
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.