Support » Plugin: WebLibrarian » Customizing patron fields

  • Resolved juliamdupuis

    (@juliamdupuis)


    Hi. I’m considering Web Librarian to manage a small, physical library. One thing that we absolutely require is having patrons’ email addresses included in their profile. I think we can use the “extraname” field for this, but want to first confirm. Is this field restrictive to simple characters or will it allow @ for an email address to be entered? If it is restrictive, is there another way we can add or edit a field for email addresses?

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  • Plugin Author Robert Heller

    (@robertpheller)

    The plugin is set up to link patrons with WordPress “users”. You can create (or ask patrons to create) a WordPress user login. By default a WordPress user has no access beyond entering comments to pages and posts — just leave the “role” as “subscriber”. The WordPress user database includes the user’s E-Mail address (this is why I did not include the E-Mail address in the patron database). Also, if the patron has a WordPress login, the patron can place holds on books through the library’s website, as well as check on due dates and renew items on-line.

    I don’t think the “extraname” is going to be large enough for an E-Mail address. There aren’t any partitular character restrictions, but it is not a large field, since generally middle names are either short, can be abbreviated or are just an initial.

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