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  • Alert-Features – Allow users to create alerts based on their search-interest

    Dear developer – dear user of this great plugin,

    i really love the participants-database. The plugin can be easily adapted to work as a database for many applications such as indexes, directories, catalogs, or anything, really. one thing i am missing. A feature that has the user experience in mind. Alert-addon would be the thing that can do this……

    btw: i allready have asked this before – here: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/alert-features-allow-users-to-create-alerts-based-on-their-search-interest/

    you said that it is on the list – but not currently in development so no timeline.
    it would be great to see this commint – i for one would love to pay for the plugin.
    And i guess that this plugin is loved and awaited by many many others too.

    What do i mean with an alert-plugin: Several features and options can be reached : among them are the following:

    – Alert users to db entries they are interested in via email
    – Allow users to create alerts based on their search
    – Alerts triggered daily, weekly, or fortnightly

    The idea of sending an e-mail to an user is very fascinating. I guess that many many users love to have these features: An alert function that provides new shortcode to add pages which gives logged in users an alerts management page to add, preview, enable, disable, edit and delete email alerts. Alerts can be configured based on keywords and data entry-types of the participant database.
    An idea would be: it creates email alerts based on searches using the participants-database filters to search for entries of the participants-database.

    Example: If a user is logged in, he can save his search as an alert using the ‘add alert’ button.

    but above all:This could lead to the following results: Daily, weekly & fortnightly email alerts: Email alerts could be configured to be sent with several different intervals triggered by WordPress cron.
    Alerts are sent in plain text format and list all matching jobs posted during the interval.

    BTW; this Alert-addon can be combined with the combo-multisearch-plugin that is developed by Roland: https://xnau.com/shop/combo-multisearch-plugin/

    The major goal is to enhance the user-experience and support the different way of use the plugin. I guess that many many users of the participation-database would like to see such a addon.

    Dear developer – we love to hear from you – do you think this Alert-Addon will get into your list of paid – or free Addons!?

    just let us know .

    thank you apolloman

    [By the way: thanks for the newest release of your plugin: actually at friday, September 23th you have released the newest version! – many thanks for all your work and the great effort of developing this superb plugin.]

    Roland, many thanks for your time. we really appreciate.
    BTW: think that participants-database not only function as plugin but also help people; it help people who develop their own site to easily make a portal with a database for nearly everything.
    We look forward to the future development!

    Keep up the superb project – it rock

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign

    (@xnau)

    These are really good ideas and I am in the process of making something like this possible. This week I will be releasing an add-on that lets you create custom emails that are triggered on events.

    So that part will be ready for the next step which is arranging for the alerts you describe to be triggered. This is where I an not sure how to go forward because the real problem with implementing these alerts is generalizing the problem (so it will apply to the dozens of possible variations on the idea) and then designing a user interface so that users such as yourself can configure the alerts.

    If you’ve got any insights on what that looks like, I’d love to hear about it.

    hello dear Roland,

    this is the best news for monhts – i am very very happy about your new addon. So great!!!!
    An addon that lets the users create custom emails that are triggered on events – very good!!

    Regarding the next step which is arranging for the alerts to be triggered……- i send you a mail via https://xnau.com/contact/ – please let me know if you have received this mail!

    in this mail i have written down the inspirations – These examples (ive mailed you) may give some ideas. Perhaps other users have more ideas to share – to create a user interface to create and configure alerts. I will do all i can to support the process.

    Above all – dear Roland, your plugin is just great! And i am happy that you put some more efforts into this great plugin. And i am pretty sure many many of the users here are glad to see you in the process of making it possible to allow users to create their own alerts.

    if we ask other uses for their ideas – then i am sure that the alert-addon will be a great success – as the whole plugin itself is allready:

    I will do all i can to support the process.

    love to hear from you –

    greetings
    apolloman

    and yes : please let me know if you have / or haven ´t received the mail that i have sent you… with the idaes & inspirations.

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