How to save custom form data into database in WordPress

How to save custom form data into a database in WordPress?

In this tutorial, I will give you an example of “How to save custom form data into a database in WordPress”, So you can easily apply it with your WordPress application.

First, what we’re doing here, This is the example :

save custom form data into a database in WordPress

create a form and store data in a WordPress database

add form data to WordPress database

Save Form Data in Database and Display Records From Database in a WordPress Page

WordPress offers multiple plugins and different things to do various things in WordPress applications.

Sometimes we need to store some form records or different things in our database and show these records on the WordPress page, In this example, we will create a custom table in our database and also we will create custom pages in the WordPress theme directory, and store records in our custom table into WordPress database, and we will display these records in the page in WordPress application.

Create a new Table :

create custom table and insert records in table wordPress

Create Files :

In this step, we will create two files under the themes\astra directory.

  • insert_records_template.php
  • view_records_template.php
wordpress custom form save to database

wp-content\themes\astra\insert_records_template.php

<?php
/*
template Name: Insert Record Form
*/
if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) {
	exit; // Exit if accessed directly.
}

get_header(); ?>

<?php if ( astra_page_layout() == 'left-sidebar' ) : ?>

	<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php endif ?>

<div id="primary" <?php astra_primary_class(); ?>>


<div class="container">
  <h4>WordPress - Save Form Data in Database and Display Records From Database in a WordPress Page</h4>
  <br>
  <form method="POST" >
    <div class="form-group">
     <input type="text" class="form-control inpt-sm" placeholder="Enter name" name="name" Required>
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="form-group">
      <input type="email" class="form-control inpt-sm" placeholder="Enter email" name="email" Required>
    </div>
    <br>
    <div class="row justify-content-center">
      <div class="col-xs-4 col-sm-4 col-sm-4">
   <button type="submit" name="submit_btn" class="btn btn-info btn-block">Submit</button>
</div>
</div>
  </form>
</div>


	</div><!-- #primary -->

<?php if ( astra_page_layout() == 'right-sidebar' ) : ?>

	<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php endif ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Define Template Name:

<?php
/*
template Name: Insert Record Form
*/

Create a new page as Private:-

wordpress records save to database

Select Template:-

wordpress records save to database

Publish Page:-

Output :-

wordpress custom form save to database
insert and display records in wordpress using custom table

Display Records in WordPress Page :-

wp-content\themes\astra\view_records_template.php

<?php
/*
template Name: View Record List
*/
if ( ! defined( 'ABSPATH' ) ) {
	exit; // Exit if accessed directly.
}

get_header(); ?>

<?php if ( astra_page_layout() == 'left-sidebar' ) : ?>

	<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php endif ?>

<div id="primary" <?php astra_primary_class(); ?>>
<?php
    global $wpdb;
    $result = $wpdb->get_results("select * from test_table");
?>
    <table class="table table-striped">
        <thead>
            <tr>
                <th>Name</th>
                <th>Email</th>
            </tr>
        </thead>
        <tbody>
        <?php
        foreach ($result as $user) { ?>
            <tr>
                <td><?php echo $user->name; ?></td>
                <td><?php echo $user->email; ?></td>
            </tr>
                <?php } ?>
        </tbody>      
    </table> 
</div>

<?php if ( astra_page_layout() == 'right-sidebar' ) : ?>

	<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

<?php endif ?>

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Define Template Name:

<?php
/*
template Name: View Record List
*/

Create a new page as Public and Select Template and Publish :-

wordpress custom view records from database

Output :-

display records in WordPress using a custom table in database

In this article, we learned “How to save custom form data into a database in WordPress example”, I hope this article will help you with your WordPress application Project.

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Hi, My name is Gaurav Pandey. I'm a Laravel developer, owner of 8Bityard. I live in Uttarakhand - India and I love to write tutorials and tips that can help other developers. I am a big fan of PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Laravel, WordPress. connect@8bityard.com