Forms and mysql in WordPress (3 posts)

  1. rawkinyeti
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is my first post to the support forums, so I hope this is in the correct place. If this is not the case, if you could please redirect me to the appropriate sub-category it would be much appreciated.

    So here's the story, I'm interning for my university's department of public safety and they want to create a page that would allow students to register their property (bikes,laptops,iPods, etc...) with them so if they lose the item or the item is stolen it will have a way of finding itself back to the owner. I know a little html and php and have created a form that can take in their data and insert it into a mysql database for record keeping.

    My question is can this be done with wordpress? I have made forms on pages i have created but i am unsure how to then send that data to the desired database. I have a feeling I would add a .php file to a certain directory but again, i know not where.

    I know there are plugins i can use to make forms but they don't really offer the functionality of sending it to a different database.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Untill i hear back from anyone i will continue my search.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    can this be done with wordpress?

    Yes - if you turn your form into a plugin.

  3. Threecows
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Customize an existing plugin or make your own.
    Here is some basic info: http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin

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