i am facing this error, please help me.

 /*Plugin Name: Contact Form
 Plugin URI: http://localhost/redspark/wp-admin
 Description: Contact Form Create & Retrive By Ajax
 Author: Shifa Memon
 Author URI: http://localhost/redspark/wp-admin
 Version: 1.0 */
 function custom_contact_form_create(){
// echo "Active";
// die();
global $wpdb;
global $table_prefix;
$table = $table_prefix . 'contact_us';
    $sql = "CREATE TABLE 'wp_contact_us' (
      `name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
      `email` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
      `subject` text NOT NULL,
      `message` longtext NOT NULL,
      `timestamp` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT current_timestamp() ON 
       UPDATE current_timestamp())";

function custom_contact_form_delete(){
   global $wpdb;
   global $table_prefix;
   $table = $table_prefix.'contact-us';
   $sql = "DROP TABLE $table";
   // echo "Deactivate";
  register_deactivation_hook(__FILE__ ,'custom_contact_form_delete');


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    you should use the wpdb prefix variable instead of hardcoding wp_ to avoid conflicts and support multisite, and dbDelta to create the table. Also us the triple back tick syntax for code highlighting instead of indenting, it will be easieer
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jun 18, 2021 at 12:20
  • i try with dbDelta but error is occur Jun 18, 2021 at 12:39
  • dbDelta is very particular about how it's used and the formatting of the code. You also need to include a particular file before using it. Is the code in your question the entire plugin?
    – Tom J Nowell
    Jun 18, 2021 at 15:30
  • yes you are right, but i didn't use dbDelta , without using this i fixed it..error was in formatting. you can see at below i posted answer.. Jun 21, 2021 at 12:10

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finally plugin is activated...

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this is code...

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  • What was the fix? It looks like you just removed the close tag ?> ?
    – Rup
    Jun 18, 2021 at 13:17
  • I have placed a screenshot so the php close tag does not appear.. it was a little mistake u see code properly.. Jun 18, 2021 at 13:24

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