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Old 24th Jun 2020, 21:23
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Wordpress question

Hi All,

Please could someone familiar with wordpress tell me whether it could be used to create a pilot logbook for multiple users? Can it create that kind of dynamic backend databasee?
(I have some experience programming website using relational database backends (using php and mysql) but the end results always ends up looking visually dodgy, hence wanting to cheat by using wordpress/elementor!)

Thanks for any pointers,

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 21:57
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I very much doubt it. Wordpress is a CMS, though if you know your way around MySQL perhaps it’s doable somehow.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 22:32
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This is not my area, but I've seen plug-ins for WordPress to create and manage online shared booking systems (bowling rinks, planes, etc.), which seems somewhat similar. I'm not saying it's the best tool for the job, just that it would appear to be vaguely feasible!

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Old 25th Jun 2020, 03:52
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Originally Posted by Saab Dastard View Post
This is not my area
either however -

You could look for wordpress sites and see if any are doing what you want. I'd bet that there is an easy enough way to tell if a site is using wordpress, say by looking at the source, but it may also be possible to hide it.

google [biggest wordpress sites]
[wordpress database plugin]
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 15:30
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Wordpress is written in PHP so any Wordpress website will be hosted on a server running PHP & MySQL. You could build the front end in Wordpress and write some PHP to access a database or use a plugin. A quick Google finds this: Participants Database
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 20:51
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Combine jqgrid and wordpress and it'll be fine...

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