Support » Plugin: Participants Database » Alert-Features – Allow users to create alerts based on their search-interest

  • Dear developer – dear user of this great plugin,

    First of all: 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……

    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:

    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.

    Keep up the great work – your plugin rocks!!!

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign


    These are very good ideas. I’ve has an add-on like this in the works, but you’ve provided some great new feature ideas here!

    There are also many great user cases where a participant could subscribe to an alert informing about when they show up in a search result. The email notification could contain information about:
    – other participants in the same query result
    – location of the person making the query
    – wp username of the person making the query
    – anonymized information about the person making the query as well as participants showing up in the result.

    hello dear IT247365 hello dear developer,

    this is a great idea – i really like these features and options. They would enhance the functionality of the participants database in a whole lot of ways.

    i for one would be more than glad to see this Alert-functionality comming

    Love the plugin – it is one of the best wp-plugin and has got friends all over the globe.. 😉

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