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I have a wordpress function in functions.php which gets parameters from a form I made and gets parameters like IP addresses and UTM tags (from the URL) and sends them to me by email.

I want to get all these parameters I send and store them in a new table on my WP database.

How can I do such thing?

I researched it and found a lot of plugins that can do that for me (Which I really don't want to use external plugins). and I still want to keep wordpress security and not use a "flat" code of my own.

How do I plan this? Is this even possible?

  • As your question is, it is so board that it can not be answered here easily. That being said, using plugins is a very good option if the plugin is well coded and does exactly what you want, specially if you don't know how to do it at your own. – cybmeta Aug 2 '15 at 14:32
  • I want to learn doing this by myself.. what should I start researching more specifically ? – Kar19 Aug 2 '15 at 14:34
  • You could start reading these entries in Wordpress documentation: Creating Tables with Plugins and wpdb class. You could also be interested in more general readings about database field types to correctly define and optimize your database table, but I can not find a good but basic tutorial and I'm not a database expert, sorry. – cybmeta Aug 2 '15 at 14:41
  • for the idea to create a new table, I advice you to avoid this and to use a custom post type for storing data : codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type – mmm Aug 2 '15 at 14:51
  • @mmm I'm not sure what that even mean, but I'll right it down as a note. – Kar19 Aug 2 '15 at 15:00
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I suggest for you some ideas :

  1. Before run functions from you make, you register table database store ( Example WP_IP and WP_UTM )
  2. After create 2 table that, you run function of you
  3. You need read on Codex some resource on WP working with parameters :

https://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/wpdb https://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_Tables_with_Plugins

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