Wordpress page - incorporating PHP form which returns results of a MySQL query

I have written a PHP web page with a form that runs a search query on a custom MySQL database and returns the results as a table.

Is there a way that I can incorporate this PHP form within Wordpress so that it follows the same theme layout and will still be able to return the results of the search while again, displaying the results with the same theme layout?
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Chris MillardAsked:
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Jason C. LevineDon't talk to me.Commented:
Yes, just make a custom page template by copying your theme's page.php file:


and in that specific template, add your own PHP scripts and returns as desired.
Chris MillardAuthor Commented:
I have done this, but the MySQL query isn't returning any results, even though the same PHP script works when in a standalone file.

I know that the parameters being passed back to the page are getting through OK, as I am echoing the query to the page and the query is correct.

I also don't get any MySQL connection errors either.
Chris MillardAuthor Commented:
It turns out that I had to use the WP_Query class even though it's a different database.

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Chris MillardAuthor Commented:
Got my answer from the Wordpress support site. I needed to use the WP_Query class to communicate with my database
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