Create Page in WordPress Database on Plugin Activation

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Inside this article we will see how to create page in wordpress database on plugin activation. Article contains very classified information about generating dynamic pages on plugin activation.

After this article you will be sure how to create your own pages for wordpress by your own custom plugin. We usually create custom pages in wordpress when we need some more views of custom plugin or theme for UI.

Apart from creating pages also we can add more functions which we want should be executed at the time of activation.

WordPress works on the basis of filters and hooks. WordPress also provides a activation hook. We will see here into complete detail.

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Plugin Activation Hook

WordPress provide a hook for activation. We use this activation to attach all functions that we need on plugin activation or theme activation.

register_activation_hook(__FILE__, callback);

callback function contains all code which will be executed when plugin/theme activates. We will add our dynamic table generation code into this.


Code To Generate Table

Here, is the steps to generate dynamic page.

  • Add Activation hook
  • Callback function
function add_my_custom_page()
{
    // Create post object
    $my_post = array(
        'post_title'    => wp_strip_all_tags('My Custom Page'),
        'post_content'  => 'My custom page content',
        'post_status'   => 'publish',
        'post_author'   => 1,
        'post_type'     => 'page',
    );

    // Insert the post into the database
    wp_insert_post($my_post);
}

register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'add_my_custom_page');

Plugin Setup

We will see dynamic page generation using a plugin. So, we will create a custom plugin here.

Create a folder mytable inside /wp-content/plugins folder. Inside this mytable folder, create plugin entry file mytable.php.

Open mytable.php and write this code into it.

<?php

/**
 * Plugin Name:       OWT MyTable
 * Plugin URI:        https://sample-plugin.com
 * Description:       This plugin when activates, create a page inside database.
 * Version:           1.0
 * Author:            Online Web Tutor
 * Author URI:        https://onlinewebtutorblog.com/
 */

function add_my_custom_page()
{
    // Create post object
    $my_post = array(
        'post_title'    => wp_strip_all_tags('My Custom Page'),
        'post_content'  => 'My custom page content',
        'post_status'   => 'publish',
        'post_author'   => 1,
        'post_type'     => 'page',
    );

    // Insert the post into the database
    wp_insert_post($my_post);
}

register_activation_hook(__FILE__, 'add_my_custom_page');

Once plugin will setup inside wordpress, you should see inside Plugins >> Installed Plugins

Click on Activate

Successfully we have created a page for custom plugin.

We hope this article helped you to learn Create Page in WordPress Database on Plugin Activation Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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