[resolved] Very simple plugin - where to start? (3 posts)

  1. OverloadUT
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I need to create an extremely simple plugin, but I have never done WP plugins before so I don't know where to start.

    I figure someone familiar with the API could probably make this plugin in literally 20 minutes.

    All I want is a new page in the blog. On that page is a form with a bunch of fields. When it is submitted, the info is added to a database table and it sends out an email to me with the info.

    That's it! I could just make this as a non-WP plugin but I figure it can be done inside WP very easily.

    Could someone point me in the right direction, or even better whip up a 5 minute example of this behavior?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Joni
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There's a very powerful WP contact form plugin that may do the trick for you.

    Otherwise, you can do the same thing using a program found in Fantastico, called PHPFormGen. There's a setting where you can tell it to email you with the results AND dump those results into a database that you specify.

    You should be able to find that program in your web host panel if they use Fantastico.

    Or go here:

  3. OverloadUT
    Posted 7 years ago #

    cforms is turning out to be exactly what I need. Thank you! I had searched for "RSVP" plugins and came up blank; it never occurred to me to look for a generic "form" plugin.

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