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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 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 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 possible because nearly all the text is processed through a translation file which can be edited to “translate” the plugin text to anything you want. Here’s how to do that… (read)