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[Resolved] e-mail for patron

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  • Plugin Author Robert Heller


    WordPress already associates an E-Mail address with *users*. In order for a *patron* to do things like place holds on items (from the front end), they need a *WordPress* user login (eg created by the normal, built-in, WordPress user registration process). Once the *patron* has a user login (it need only be as a ‘subscriber’), that *user* login can be associated with a *Patron* id. I saw no point in duplicating information, which would be a problem keeping syncronized.

    One of the points of having a plugin like this is to leverage some of WordPress’s existing features and functionallity. This includes the front-end web interface, which allows patrons to search the library’s catalog and place holds. Using WordPress’s user login feature, this also gives users/patrons limited ‘back end’ access for things like checking on due/overdue items, self-renew items, and check on the status of items on hold. And BTW, gives the Librarian access to the user/patron’s E-Mail address. Oh, and the user/patron can self-maintain personal information, like address and phone number.

    Thanks. I’m not the webmaster on this installation, just the librarian.

    Plugin Author Robert Heller


    The “librarian” role has privs to access the user information. Also, the plugin will include E-Mail links when showing Patron circulation records (items a patron has checked out or holds on).

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