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Extending WordPress WP Forms Plugin functionality

WP Forms plugin is a great form plugin that bundles a friendly and useful visual form builder. As a developer i want to use the form builder editor to allow users be independent creating the forms but i also want to save the form submission in it’s own database structure, therefore did a little research on the plugin code and found a neat way to do this.

I will try to share, as clearer as possible, the steps you need to do so that you can access form submission data without the need to change the actually plugin. This can be done either by adding the extension into your theme or building a small plugin for it.

How to add custom meta box to wordpress admin interface

When building a plugin sometimes is handy to add custom information and/or forms into a wordpress post admin screen, the wordpress api allows you to program this behavior using the add_meta_box function.

As an example, i will take you through the exercise of adding a functionality of adding a custom metabox for a recipe post type, that will allow the user to define the cooking time for the recipe.

1. The expected result