Getting started on Wordpress just today. I noticed that Wordpress created tables in a mySql database (with name *.wrdp1) when I first set it up. These tables cover comments, posts, users, and some link-relationships.
Now, let's say I would like to work with a new set of data. Suppose I were to create a page with two things:
- a textfield, where my users can enter a number between 1 and 10
- a chart, which displays the frequency of numbers historically entered by my users
My guess: For something like the above, I suppose I will have to set up a custom table/data-set in the database, such that this number data can be written and then read. (I am also guessing that I will have to use some PHP, in order to store the number from the textfield to the database, and later to read the numbers back.)
Can someone outline what a recommended approach in this case would be, roughly? (I can thereafter research the exact details myself.)