how to transfer mysqli to wordpress?

this code works with php but how to use it for wordpress?
Hope you can help me! iam currently learing to build a wordpress site from the scratch. But this is not working for some reason


  Template Name: inlog
  <!-- Form -->

  <!-- After the user fills in the form, the application wil check if it already exists -->
  <!-- If it already exitsts the user will get the option to get directed to the result page -->
  <!-- Else the user will get directed to the band form -->

  <form method="POST" class="main_form" action="">
    <div class="main_form_input">

      <input type="text" name="name" required placeholder="Username">
      <input type="text" name="email" required placeholder="Email">


      <input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Log In">



    mysql_connect('localhost', 'root', '');

// Get values from form 

// Insert data into mysql 
$sql="INSERT INTO klant(naam, email, date) VALUES ('$name', '$email', Now())";

 header("Location: ./pages/voting_page.php");


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