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I created a plugin which has a shortcode that displays a button in a form. I would like to track the button clicks with an onclick() script and save the amount of clicks to a meta field. I am just not sure where to save this data. I don't want this data to be saved to a posts meta field, as this isn't post specific. Should such data be saved to the wp-options table? What's the best way to do this?

Thanks!

  • Depending on the amount of details you want to save, you could also create a table for it. – hexangel616 May 22 at 6:29
  • Thanks for your input. I only need to save 2 pieces of data so I think wp-options should suffice. Please correct me if I'm wrong. – harvey May 22 at 19:02
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If it's not post specific then it should be saved as an option in wp_options with add_option() or update_option().

  • Thank you. Would there be anything unsafe about displaying the info I want to save on the frontend? – harvey May 22 at 4:41
  • Not if you properly sanitize and escape it. But that also applies to post meta. – Jacob Peattie May 22 at 5:12

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