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Passing Information between WP-Members and Participants Database

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Hello everyone. I'm working on a Wordpress site that has the following requirements; one, it must have a login functionality so that users cannot go into the shopping area of the site without logging in. Two, it must have a database that users can enter a variety of information into, such as a non-profit they'd like some of their proceeds to go to.

Currently, we have two plugins we have selected for these jobs; for the first, we're using WP-Members. The second is Participants Database. I was wondering if there was any way to pass information between WP-Members and Participants database so as to cut down on the total amount of fields that the end user has to fill in.

Thanks in advance!
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by:William Nettmann
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This expert suggested creating a Gigs project.
There's always a way!

You could write a third plugin which has the sole purpose of capturing member information in suitable forms and saving the information as data for both WP-Members and Participants.

Another option is to add action hooks (plugin or theme) when a user is saved to update WP_Members and Participants data, as long as they both use the WP "users" and "usermeta" table.

If this sounds like you are not able to do it, I suggest looking to Gigs.
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William Nettmann earned 2000 total points
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Just had a look at Participants Database, and saw the following:
When someone signs up, are they now users on my WordPress site?
No, these signups and records are separate from people who can register on your site as users. If there are things only registered users can do (such as a forum or comments), they will have to register or sign in as usual.
This would be enough reason for me to never use it.

If I am not mistaken, WP Members does stick to the WP design, and you can add custom fields, so with a little bit of thought, you probably only need one plugin.
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by:Member_2_7968517
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Sorry, thought I had closed this.  Took to heart your "I'd never use this" statment.  Thanks William
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