I'm using the Participants Database plug in and needed a slightly different output with one of the built in shortcodes. I made my own shortcode file and keep a copy of outside the plug in folder. I added the "add_shortcode" code to the plug in. Now when ever the plug in author does an update I have to re-add the "add_shortcode" code to the plug in and copy the file back into the folder.
Is there anyway to do this outside the PDb plug-in's folder so I don't have to add my stuff back in on every update?
(I'm very good with CSS, and have a firm grip on PHP, but am still a PHP newbie)