If you want to start with a clean slate on Participants Database, you need to reset the main database table. One way to do this is to use phpMyAdmin, an application for managing databases. This application is usually available in your hosting control panel: Open the application, select your WordPress database, then select the Participants… (read)
Update 1/16/19: this plugin had to be rewritten to work with versions of Participants Database later than 1.8.0. I often get questions about how to set up member IDs in Participants Database. It is possible to use the built in “id” or “private_id” fields, but in most cases, you’ll want to be able to generate… (read)
When importing a CSV, it is possible to configure it to match and update existing records. The same process can also be used when a new record is submitted via the signup form. Normally, this is done by matching a single identifying field such as an ID or email address. In some cases, it’s desirable… (read)
It’s possible to determine what records are shown using the pdb_list shortcode by using the “filter” attribute. If you want to show records from a range of dates, you can use the filter to determine the start and end dates for the range.
There is now an add-on you can get to add Google maps to Participants Database records and list displays: Location Maps 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… (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)
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)