Want to save your site’s form submissions in your WordPress database?
With the WPForms plugin, it’s super easy to manage your form submissions right from your WordPress dashboard.
In this post, we’ll show you exactly how to save your contact form data in your WordPress database, and how to manage your entries from the dashboard.
Where is the WordPress Database Stored?
The WPForms plugin automatically stores all form data in 2 tables within the native WordPress database. They are:
- wp_wpforms_entries: In this table, the field values for entries are stored
- wp_wpforms_entry_meta: This table contains meta information about your entries such as IDs associated and the date that entries were submitted
Most WordPress web hosting providers offer easy to use web applications like phpMyAdmin to manage databases after your WordPress installation.
It allows users to manage the database on their WordPress site using a visual interface.
How Do I Access My WordPress Database?
Looking for the WordPress database location? Let’s take a look at how to view form entries in your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin.
In phpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and then, click on the table, wp_wpforms_entries.
You can find the form entries in the fields column.
For more, you can read this beginner’s guide to WordPress database management with phpMyAdmin.
How to Manage Entries in WordPress
WPForms allows you to easily access your form entries and manages them inside your WordPress dashboard.
Let’s take a look at how to manage your form entries on your WordPress site.
After publishing the form, make sure to add a form entry, so we can access the entry from your WordPress dashboard.
Additionally, in your form builder, go to Settings » General and make sure that entry storing in WordPress is not disabled.
Once an entry is added, you can navigate to WPForms » Entries in your WordPress dashboard to access it.
WPForms lets you favorite your entries, mark them as read, and even delete the ones you don’t want. Here’s a great list of other WPForms power hacks to read.
Under the Actions column, click on the View link to view your form entry.
And here’s how an individual entry will look.
That’s it! You now know how to access and manage your WordPress database with a plugin.
If you enjoyed this article, you might also want to read our article on how to export WordPress form entries to CSV.
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