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[resolved] Shortcode won't work (40 posts)

  1. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm trying to get the register page on a wp page using the shortcode: [pdb_record] but it doesn't seem to work.

    thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/participants-database/

  2. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    My apologies, I need to explain how these work. There are two shortcodes: [pdb_signup] and [pdb_record]

    The signup shortcode is the one to use for people to sign up and add their name to your list.

    The pdb_record one is for the user to come back and fill out or update the record. In order to do that, they are emailed a link which includes an ID code. If the ID code is not used when the page is viewed, nothing will appear.

    I hope this makes sense...I need to add more help info to the plugin.

  3. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the info! I will give this a try for our nonprofit.

  4. jue_mue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello

    PDB seems to be a very good and useful plugin. However, I confirm that [pdb_record] does not work on my site though I strictly follow the instructions.

    Cheers

    JM

  5. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi JM,

    Hey, I'd be happy to check this out for you: can you give me the link you are using to view the page?

    --Roland

  6. jue_mue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    This is a link to the record:

    http://www.lafouleeduvully.ch/_wp/?page_id=173?pid=YR5BB

    The page (id=173) contains the code [pdf_record]

    Thanks for any help,m

    Juergen

    PS: Since I updated to the latest version (1.1.1), I can't see the list of participants in the backend any more, just the link to edit a record.

  7. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Juergen,

    Yes, I've been working on this one. I mistakenly assumed that the link would be a permalink, but not everyone does that! I will be issuing an upgrade that fixes this later today.

    On the admin participant list disappearing...I suggest you deactivate and reactivate the plugin, that will trigger the database update that is needed.

    Please get back to me if that doesn't work.

  8. jue_mue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    Thanks for the quick reply. I installed 1.1.2 but records continue not to show up.

    Thanks for the hint in terms of the backend list, it solved the issue.

    Look forward to the next update ;-)

    Juergen

  9. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Juergen,

    Happy to help you with the issue you're having with the record not showing up...can you send me the link you are using to access it so I can see what's happening?

  10. jue_mue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    This a linkg to one of the records in the database: http://www.lafouleeduvully.ch/_wp/?page_id=173?pid=YR5BB

    As you can see it remains empty.

    Any help is highly appreciated.

    Regrads,

    Juergen

  11. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Juergen,

    The latest version of the plugin has a fix for this. If you have already upgraded, go to the settings page and re-select the 'Participant Record Page' setting to point to this page. What's happening is there is a second '?' in the URI, it should be a '&':

    http://www.lafouleeduvully.ch/_wp/?page_id=173&pid=YR5BB

    Let me know if the plugin is still giving you an incorrect URI.

    --Roland

  12. jue_mue
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    Perfect, it's working now! Thanks a lot!

    Just another question: is it possible to exclude certain fields form the pdb_record not being recordable by the participants? Maybe via a group / admin definition?

    Really great plugin and very useful for a lot of different applications.

    Regards

    Juergen

  13. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, exactly. You'll find a "display" checkbox next to the groups on the "Manage Database Fields" page. This will determine whether a group is presented to a user or not.

  14. achyuth401
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    This is really one of greatest plugin for school type portal sites, but here my question is how add multiple signup forms for different costume roles by this plugin(these are costume roles for myproject applicants, parents, volunteers, donors) in WP. with different type of fields and i have to maintain relationship between applicants, parents, volunteers, donors and Admin

    please help me or give some suggestion for this kind of projects.

    and one more thing user picture is not showing in members list pages
    please give reply

    Thanks & Regars
    401

  15. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    401,

    OK, this should probably have been posted to it's own topic as it will be hard for others to get the benefit of the answer. Please repost your question on it's own topic and I'll answer it for you.

  16. achyuth401
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland

    thank you for fast reply.
    I don't know it's own topic forum link. but i need help

    my problems

    1.How to create multiple registration forms, login forms and profile updating forms for different roles of users in WORDPRESS by using this plugin?

    In plugin Description
    i see these words Build and maintain a fully customizable database of participants or volunteers with signup forms

    2.I doesn't get user photo on members list
    i used this short code
    [pdb_list fields="last_name, city, email, photo,zip"]

    please help me regarding this issues.

    Thank You
    achyuth401

  17. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    achyuth401,

    In the WP forum, you can click on "Add New" add ask a new question. If you don't do that, then your question is likely to be ignored. It's just a good practice and helps other people find the answers to their questions.

    Now, on your first point...this plugin can't do this. Only one database, and it's not at all connected to the WP users.

    Your second point, you are not giving me enough information to say what the problem is. There's nothing wrong with what you've shown me.

    --Roland

  18. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Roland,

    Cant wait to get this plugin to work :) I created the codes and inserted the short codes but I cant get it past the signup function stage where I am suppose to receive an email to finish the survey? Please see http://www.greenwinesurvey.co.za/site

    Am I missing something? Looking forward to your reply.

  19. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you give a more detailed description of what's happening?

  20. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have installed as you instructed but when i try to test it by completing the signup form i dont receive the email to complete the survey.

  21. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    is there field where i can change smtp details?

  22. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You have to install a SMTP plugin like "WP Mail SMTP"

  23. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ok :) i installed wp-mail-smtp, tested it and see it is working but still not receiving the mails when setting up test user. must it use the php mail function or smtp? i installed the following plugin:
    http://www.callum-macdonald.com/code/wp-mail-smtp/

  24. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    So, the SMTP plugin test email works, but the Participants Database emails are not?

  25. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thank you for your feedback

    that is correct. i configured the smtp plugin and tested mail to my personal mail and i do receive the test message. but when i complete the sign up form for participant database no email received. you can see the plugin installed on http://www.greenwinesurvey.co.za/site

    another thing that bothers me. i only added the [pdb_signup] on the start page but it is showing the full survey as when i use the [pdb_record]. when i use the pdb_signup shortcode its suppose to show only the fields in the main field groups correct?

    hope this makes sense to you :)

  26. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, well, the plugin just uses the same mechanism to send mail, so if it is not working, it is probably in the plugin's settings for the email. If you have a custom message (or subject) set up, it's possible it's choking (technical term for throwing an error!) on something in there. Try taking out your custom message (save it somewhere) and replace it with a simple text message. If it works then, I would look in your custom message for thinks like special characters or unusual names for replacement tags.

    Also, do be sure to check your spam filter to make absolutely certain it's not getting filtered.

    I didn't ask, but are you getting the admin notifications? Try testing that, too, if you don't have it enabled.

    Now, on your second point, the fields that show up in your signup form are selected in the "signup" column in the manage fields page. The visible groups thing applies to the full record.

  27. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i checked the email settings, no funny characters or something. is it possible that i can send you a screenshot to double check?

    nothing in the spam filter aswell.. and nope not receiving admin notifications, i also tried disabling and enabling the plugin again but still nothing.

  28. Minion
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i installed a different plugin for smtp now but still the same :( am i maybe not missing something in the partipants database plugin?

  29. xnau
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    sgriesel,

    Screenshot probably woulnd't help. I din't even know what I'd be looking for... I just know that the plugin depends on WordPress to send the email, so unless the plugin is feeding WP (the function is wp_mail) something it doesn't like, it should just work.

    Did you try going back to the default messages to see if that works?

    Another thing to look at is the possibility that another plugin is interfering.

  30. Razinni
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://saratlanta.org/programs/georgia-patriot-graves-registry/

    So far the only shortcode I'm working with is the [pdb_list] on my database page with no results. I insert it in the html area both with and without the code tag on either side.

    1. Theme is the new WordPress 2012
    2. Version of WordPress is 3.4.2
    3. I've manually added two records to the database which should give me something to see.

    On my page the shortcode doesn't display at all in google chrome or in ie.

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