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Showing results from a dynamic timeframe in Participants Database

It’s possible to determine what records are shown using the View LinkFirst NameLast NameCityStatePhoto ⊛ Bilaga Haroom ⊛ Calvin Sari Bar Nunn Krakatoa ⊛ Bazaldua Myong Rising Star Nevada ⊛ Debolt Edwin King Arthur Court Alaska ⊛ Monroy Germaine Peeled Chestnut Iowa ⊛ Conti Domenic Keen-Wik North Dakota ⊛ Cavitt Eusebio Howey in the Hills […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Copy Participants Database to Another Site

Sometimes, you want to duplicate a configured installation of Participants Database to another site or server. It can be done, it’s a bit complicated, and you’ll need to be familiar with database tools such as phpMyAdmin. Start by installing the plugin in the new location. Activate it to set up the initial database entries, then […]

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Importing an Existing Database into Participants Database

If you have a database already and want to adapt it for use in the Participants Database plugin, you’ll have to set up the plugin to interface with that data and then import the data itself into the plugin’s main database table. Here’s how you get that done. Start with the User Interface Participants Database […]

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“Multiple Databases” with Participants Database

One of the most frequent support requests I receive for the plugin is: can it do multiple databases? Can multiple instances of the plugin be installed? To both questions, the answer is no, it’s not designed for that, but you can do a lot with this plugin and in most cases it’s not really necessary […]