Participants Database
[resolved] Bugs everywhere -- anyone hear from the developer? (6 posts)

  1. bbergman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As I've started to use this wonderful plugin more and more, I seem to be reaching a limit with it and it's starting to get fragile. Has anyone else experienced this?

    For example, my sign up form (which only has four fields) now doesn't correctly show a default value for the one dropdown on the page, and the hidden field (post->post_title) is not even being included in the generated HTML. It was a few days ago, though!

    I've cleared my cache, restarted the web server and verified that there's nothing funky in the wp_participants* tables. Everything looks great. It just isn't working like it did before and I can't seem to get it back.

    Has anyone successfully contacted the developer RECENTLY?

    If the developer is no longer supporting this plugin, I may just fork a copy of his code and start a completely new branch to solve some of these problems. I'd really rather not, since this is a great plugin, but I can't see using it in the broken state it's in.



  2. bbergman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love plugins where the developers just "disappear" and don't support their product...


  3. bw3em
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Bruce,

    To be fair, Roland was extremely attentive and helpful, but I don't think he knew how popular his plugin was going to be and is unfortunately now tied up with his paid work.

    Am I to understand you are now improving and adding to this plugin? I do hope so, I find it invaluable and would hate to see it lay dormant with all the present bugs.

    Good luck, Em x

  4. bbergman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Em x --

    No, I'm not taking over development of this plugin. I think it serves a purpose as it is, and maybe someday work will resume on this plugin and solve some of the issues (or enhance). As I find time, I plan on taking a fork of this one and adding the features I need, and then putting it back out in the public domain. I think this is an excellent plugin, and it provides functionality that no others do. It just needs some help. ;-)


  5. Pieter Hartsook
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Just curious if you forked the code and how that's going. My main desire is the "promised" is the template forms for display output.


  6. xnau
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Peiter, the templates have been in for a couple of weeks now. Upgrade your plugin, and check out the documentation about how to use the templates: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/participants-database/other_notes/

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