Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Passing Information between WP-Members and Participants Database

Posted on 2016-08-17
3
92 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-28
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!
0
Comment
Question by:Member_2_7968517
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:William Nettmann
ID: 41760799
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.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
William Nettmann earned 500 total points
ID: 41760807
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.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Member_2_7968517
ID: 41774195
Sorry, thought I had closed this.  Took to heart your "I'd never use this" statment.  Thanks William
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Entering time in Microsoft Access can be difficult. An input mask often bothers users more than helping them and won't catch all typing errors. This article shows how to create a textbox for 24-hour time input with full validation politely catching …
Entering a date in Microsoft Access can be tricky. A typo can cause month and day to be shuffled, entering the day only causes an error, as does entering, say, day 31 in June. This article shows how an inputmask supported by code can help the user a…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to prevent comment spam on a WordPress Website. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Plugin Akismet will be used. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: myw…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question