I am currently building a custom slides / template builder for a project, with a lot of moving parts and dynamic logic.
As there are repeating patterns within the slides, each pattern and its logic needs to be neatly separated. As the slides can be reordered and dropzones can be changed, I need to make sure logic doesn’t break and IDs get updated.
Before reassembling all templates, I am making sure that IDs match the slide and dropzone using a preg_replace_callback
One of the patterns is a simple tab setup, each has its unique ID defined like vl-tab_U1_S1_D1.
The function below passes the found matches through to the anonymous callback function in preg_replace_callback and offers outside data to the function using use($foo). The $dropzone object holds the current unit, slide and dropzone of the pattern, which can be used to replace the current ID with the correct one.
I am currently working on a WPLMS enhancement for a customer, that allows to simplify the payout of instructor commissions. The whole system runs on the MyCred Points System and students pay for courses with Points. The problem is how to easily payout the instructor commissions via PayPal.
There is currently no addon for MyCred available that does that magic, so I build one myself.
At the moment the payment process via PayPal is completely manual, due to budget constraints. I am basically generating a custom “Send Money” link that prefills the PayPal email and amount to send.
The interface itself handles the payout sessions, tracks the instructor balance, paid and unpaid points.
Here some images to illustrate the admin dashboard:
This list the instructors and their point balance and allows to start the payment process.
Payout sessions make sure, that only one session can be started per instructor, as the instructor could earn new points during the process. The points converted can be changed, allowing you to payout a fixed amount of points.
Its a 3 step process. Login at PayPal. Open the “Send money” dialog and send money to instructor. Confirm that you manually send the money and than register the payment and payout points in the system.
The session can be cancelled at any point. You can also leave the session open and continue at a later point.
On the frontend I added an interface to the BuddyPress Profile, that allows the instructor to track his payouts and balance.
The whole setup could be updated using PayPal Adaptive Payments, to make the whole process completely automated. Something to consider for the future 🙂 Pretty happy with the manual process so far and it will be a great help for my customer to keep track of the commission payouts.
The whole setup is currently targeted for WPLMS, but can easily be adapted to other setups using the MyCred Points System.