If you are making the wordpress plugin and in wordpress plugin many times we need to create new tables. In this article I will show you how easily we can create the wordpress plugin.
Using following code you can create the table in wordpress database.

global $jal_db_version;
$jal_db_version = "1.0";

function jal_install () {
   global $wpdb;
   global $jal_db_version;

   $table_name = $wpdb->prefix . "liveshoutbox";
   if($wpdb->get_var("show tables like '$table_name'") != $table_name) {

      $sql = "CREATE TABLE " . $table_name . " (
	  id mediumint(9) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
	  time bigint(11) DEFAULT '0' NOT NULL,
	  name tinytext NOT NULL,
	  text text NOT NULL,
	  url VARCHAR(55) NOT NULL,
	  UNIQUE KEY id (id)

      require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php');

      $rows_affected = $wpdb->insert( $table_name, array( 'time' => current_time('mysql'), 'name' => $welcome_name, 'text' => $welcome_text ) );

      add_option("jal_db_version", $jal_db_version);


Now that we have the initialization function defined, we want to make sure that WordPress calls this function when the plugin is activated by a WordPress administrator. To do that, we will use the activate_ action hook. If your plugin file is wp-content/plugins/plugindir/pluginfile.php, you’ll add the following line to the main body of your plugin:


Written by Purab Kharat

I Purab am from India, Pune. I am WordPress and Drupal Architect and consultant. I worked on many technologies like Ruby on Rails, Flex, PHP, jQuery etc... Senior Technical Lead at Smartsourcing Global Pvt Ltd in Princeton, NJ, USA.I contributed to many wordpress plugins and Drupal Modules. I contributed to Drupal core also.Connect to purab on LinkedIn or Follow @purab on Twitter or Follow me on Google+ or Write Mail to purabdk@gmail.com or Chat with me on Skype : purabdk

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