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WP Business Intelligence Lite


Adding charts and tables to your web site has never been that easy. WP Business Intelligence Lite transforms your WordPress platform in a reporting tool with responsive charts and tables. Charts are powered by D3, a powerful JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Tables are powered by DataTables and provide sorting, filtering and dynamic paging by default. With a little coding you can implement the DataTables API and add the advanced features you need.
The admin interface lets you create SQL queries to retrieve data from the DB. Once you have created at least one query that correctly retrieves data from your DB, you can define the type of chart (bar, (multi)line, pie) or table to be used to display them. A simple shortcode embeds the chart or table in any post or page. Each page refresh retrieves the data from the DB so that the information in the chart or table is always up-to-date.

WARNING: this plugin is the WP Business Intelligence core. In order to get full advantages from WP Business Intelligence, you can get WP Business Intelligence Pro or Enterprise together with the TinyMCE editor’s extensions from the WP Business Intelligence web site

Useful information can be found on the WP Business Intelligence Support Portal

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WP Business Intelligence uses NVD3 charts; in order to know more about NVD3 please visit the project’s page

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  1. Live connection to your WordPress DB via custom SQL queries
  2. Responsive charts/tables
  3. Dynamically filter data to be displayed in the chart
  4. Works in Chrome, Firefox, IE10
  5. Customize your charts (data precision, labels, colors, etc.)
  6. Charts based on D3 via NVD3


  1. Upload the uncompressed folder wp-business-intelligence-lite to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


  1. Upload the file via the ‘Plugins->Add New’ page of your WordPress dashboard
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

A detailed installation guide is available on the WP Business Intelligence Support Portal


In order to get a full overview about WP Business Intelligence, please visit the official documentation page

How do I create a new chart?

The steps required to create a new chart are:
1. create the SQL query that retrieves the data in the desired format as a table
2. select the chart type that better fits your data
3. define chart parameters such as: axis precision, labels names, chart name, colors and save it
4. insert the chart in your post/page with the following shortcode:

[wpbusinessintelligence id="11" type="chart" iframe="n" ]Any text (chart name?)[/wpbusinessintelligence]
How does the chart retrieves data?

Data are retrieved at each page refresh with a SQL query on your live DB. So they are always up-to-date!

How do they work?

The charts are powered by D3, a powerful JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data.
We are trying to wrap as many D3 charts as possible in WP Business intelligence. Have a look here for more info!

How do I extend the default DataTables features?

In order to add more Datatables features you will have to edit the “table.tpl” file located in the /templates/views directory.
At the very top of the file you will find the table initialisation call with the default options. You will have to edit this code in compliance with the Datatables API.

Can I pass parameters to the queries?

Yes, you can make queries parametric via WordPress constants


At last!!!!

Thank god at last. We will be coming to splash money soon on the pro and some additional services. This is the only credible live database solution available. Good job, well done.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Business Intelligence Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First beta release


  • Fixes on JS inclusion and icon chart


  • First integration of “DataTables” tables


  • Code was cleaned up to remove some warnings


  • Bug fix with queries pagination


  • TinyMCE button registration warning fixed.
  • Donut chart added
  • Version 1.1.13 of NVD3 integrated


  • Renamed button registration function to avoid conflicts with other themes


  • Added support for text labels to line charts


  • Security vulnerability fixed and control over bar charts color added.


  • Some major bug fixes and support of click event on bar chart (example for developers to be extended to other charts)


  • Missing include added to includes.php


  • Removed file with potential vulnerability


  • Charts and tables IDs are shown in the dashboard


  • Added posibility to download charts and tables data
  • Charts and table download as PDF or image
  • Additional controls on charts


  • Bug on iframe fixed
  • X and Y labels added
  • Validated on WP 4.0


  • Validated on WP 4.1.1
  • Error message added in case of no data


  • SQL injection vulnerability fixed


  • SQL injection vulnerability fix enhanced


  • color class renamed to wpbi_color
  • add_query_arg escaped to fix vulnerability


  • bug fix in table pagination


  • rollback table.tpl for campatibility issues