nuBuilder Forte


Using nuBuilder Forte with WordPress will enable you to build your own custom reports and forms to manage your data.

nuBuilder enables you to make any application that you want or need with the least amount of effort and the least amount of learning.

nuBuilder Forte is the 4th version of nuBuilder. A browser-based tool created by nuSoftware for developing web-based database applications.

nuBuilder uses either MySQL or Maria DB databases and gives its users the ability to do database operations like:
* Search
* Create
* Insert
* Read
* Update
* Delete


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Alternative to MS-Access

nuBuilder provides an ideal replacement/upgrade from MS-Access. It won’t get slower and slower as you add more records; un-like MS-Access.

Easy To Learn For End Users

nuBuilder uses an Uncluttered Interface which makes it very easy for new users to find there way around.

Easy To Learn For Developers

nuBuilder is designed to be as easy as possible to get started with building Forms and Search Screens. With online videos and documentation, you have all the information you need to become a nuBuilder developer.

Build Business Applications Fast

nuBuilder makes it affordable to build custom business solutions.

Web Based

nuBuilder is fully web based which means you can use it anywhere and end users do not need to install anything.

Open Source

nuBuilder is free to download and install on your own web server with zero licence fees.

Use your existing PHP and MySQL skills

nuBuilder is built upon industry standard technology stack and does not require you to learn any non-standard languages or templating systems.

Single File Backup

nuBuilder stores all forms, reports, company data and PHP/JavaScript code in MySQL. You can backup your entire application within a single database file.


Here is a link to PDF instructions to get started as a nuBuilder developer nuBuilder-Forte-User-Guide

Here is a link to the nuBuilder Forte Wiki Documentation nuBuilder-Forte-Wiki-Documentation


  • Accessing nuBuilder within WordPress
  • Building a Form in nuBuilder
  • Creating a shortcode snippet
  • Display a shortcode snippet


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/nubuilder-forte directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Does this plugin work with my existing standalone alone version of nuBuilder4 ?

Yes, your existing nuBuilder4 database will need to be imported into your WordPress database, then
you will need to click on ‘activate’ plugin, then login as globeadmin and run the nubuilder updater.


Congratulations on the Plugin Staging

I have been using the former version of this plugin for two years (as a standalone installation) now and I have found it to be extremely well designed and very very flexible. I have not had a chance yet to use it as a plugin to WordPress I hope to soon. It has a lively forum and very conscientious hard working development team. I learnt of the plugin from their forums and I decided to come across and help get the ball rolling.
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Contributors & Developers

“nuBuilder Forte” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • This is the first version of nuBuilder Forte which has been converted to work as a WordPress plugin.


  • Added more cleanup on uninstall so that the nubuilder tables and views will be deleted when uninstalling
  • Added more Form choices in the Lookup for Forms in the Access Level sreen
  • Tested with WordPress version 5.0
  • Removed scrolling on shortcodes
  • A few Javascript tweaks


  • Added missing uninstall script
  • Added a few tweaks to using shortcodes


  • Fixed missing user_id in short code
  • Changed Access Level home Form to include all Form types
  • Fixed missing function to clear old sessions