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Hi I'm interested in creating website with a database of names and a search engine that finds matches for queries and displaying the full record for the relevant field.

I would like to know how I could do this using Wordpress.


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this question is really to broad. You need to explain in a little more detail what exactly you want to do... – vimes1984 Jun 15 '14 at 21:37

1: Create the tables you want with the information you need.

  • you can do this either with a plugin or if you have access to phpMyAdmin do it that way;

2: Create a custom page template, and build it that way using your PHP MySQL calls there.

Have a look at:

Creating search form for custom database table


Database custom table issues - incorrect result displayed

Alternatively, I'm fairly sure there are some plugins that allow you to do this:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-tables/ (might be one, just did a quick search)

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