Design a Multi-Page Form in WordPress: Data Storage - DesignFestival

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In this second article in our series on multi-​​page form design, we’re going to create the database tables required to store the custom form data. We’ll also delve into the process of storing the first page of form data and displaying the second page to the user. We employ some very basic PHP and SQL to achieve our design goals. (If you’re interested in learning more about PHP, our partner site, PHPMaster​.com, has a wide variety of guides ranging from beginner to expert.)
Step 1: Using phpMyAdmin to Create a Database Table

If you’ve never worked with phpMyAdmin, this is a big step for you. I realize that it can be daunting, but custom form development usually means you’re going to want custom database tables. While you could use existing, built-​​in WordPress data tables and store this information as user meta, you’re going to have to jump through many more hoops to make that work. In the end, avoiding phpMyAdmin is a lot harder than learning it.

So, go to your domain hosting provider, log in, and go to your hosting control panel. You should see a button or link for phpMyAdmin or some other database management tool. Since the vast majority of domain hosting providers use phpMyAdmin, I’ll use that as my example.

Once logged into phpMyAdmin, go to the SQL tab for your WordPress installation and paste in the following code:

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