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  • jviseur

    (@jviseur)


    We are planning to build a fully relational database for our car club on a WordPress site. Is your plugin capable of doing that and at the same time allow each member to maintain their own records?

    I am happy to share the database structure if needed

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  • Plugin Author xnau webdesign

    (@xnau)

    Participants Database is not a relational database, it’s a “flat” database, which means it’s good for storing information on similar things, but it’s not an efficient way to store information about different things, such as club members and cars (which might be the case for you)

    It is possible to do something along the lines of managing your club members in a membership plugin, then relate those members to records in Participants Database. I discuss some of the possibilities there in an article Using Participants Database with WordPress Users

    Thread Starter jviseur

    (@jviseur)

    Thank you for responding to my query.

    I had a look at the article you provided and looking at that it suggest that we could build specific pages to display and edit each of the records for an individual member’s cars for instance. We may be able to build that as a data grid or have a nice screen that displays a car’s information and have a back and forward button to traverse through the records for that member.

    It can be build as a type of plugin where the page has a shortcode to what is being displayed.

    My only problem is that I am not that familiar with php. Can you suggest any good reading / learning material?

    Thanks.

    Plugin Author xnau webdesign

    (@xnau)

    I’d suggest starting here: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/getting-started-with-wordpress-development/ that’s a very informative and knowledgeable site, but there are more.

    It may also be helpful to do a web search on how to do a specific thing in WordPress, I do that all the time, there’s a lot of help out there.

    Thread Starter jviseur

    (@jviseur)

    Thank you for the help.

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