WP Business Intelligence Lite


WP Business Intelligence Lite allows you to powerfully display responsive data tables and charts on your website. This plugin is simple to use and allows you to connect with your wordpress database and display the data in real time. Once you have created at least one SQL query that retrieves data from your DB, you can define the type of chart (bar or 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.

Installation guide, FAQs and support can be found at WP Business Intelligence Support

WP Business Intelligence Demos

In order to get full advantages from WP Business Intelligence, you can get WP Business Intelligence Pro or Enterprise from the WP Business Intelligence web site

We are actively developing this plugin and would love to hear from you with feature requests. Contact Us.

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  1. Live connection to your WordPress DB via custom SQL queries
  2. Responsive charts/tables
  3. Works in Chrome, Firefox, IE9+
  4. Charts based on Britecharts
  5. Tables build on Datatables


  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 wp-business-intelligence-lite.zip file via the ‘Plugins->Add New’ page of your WordPress dashboard
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


July 1, 2018
I have been using the pre- 3.x version for a very long time (free version, but reached out to the developer and donated). Sadly, I have to say that version 3 is several steps backward... just to name a few points: - no line charts anymore - no names for charts, just IDs (which makes them hard to identify) - very limited parameterization of charts and tables - SQL column to small - need to create views for most queries. - some charts do not appear at all, without any feedback / error message - layout issues across the board - the more entities you have, the more issues with layout - it really is unusable for larger datasets - bar charts with no tooltiptext - ... I could continue for a while. With all this working in previous versions, I am really disappointed. It always feels bad when version-up reduces functionality.
May 23, 2018
After I installed the plugin and tried to activate it, WP crashed and I got the message - "A catastrophic error has occurred such that WP Business Intelligence cannot run."
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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Chart version updated


  • Increase length of queries


  • PostgreSQL support in pro version
  • Test on latest WordPress (5.1.1)
  • Improve loading of scripts when jQuery is not yet loaded


  • Microsoft SQL Server support in pro version
  • Minor changes that should make things more robust
  • Added testing for PHP 7.2, 7.0
  • Added testing for MyISAM (InnoDB was already tested)
  • Added testing for MySQL 5.5, 5.7, 8.0
  • Added testing for MariaDB 5.5, 10.3


  • Minor bug fix: initial order of datatable defaulted to ordering by first row
  • tested up to WordPress 4.9.8


  • Remove automatically calculated timestamps because of db version inconsistencies (and because they were not used)


  • Add more info for debugging initial installation
  • Minor fixes to this file
  • Minor improvements to tests


  • fix issue with php 5.6 compatibility


  • do not use with php 5.6
  • test on WordPress 4.9.6
  • update dependencies to work better with old versions of php
  • improve similarity of tables created with default wp tables (collation and charset)
  • fix startup failing on MySQL 5.6 if using mb4 by default
  • fix bug if InnoDB does not exist


  • php 5.6.0 support


  • More verbose error logging if plugin cannot be activated
  • Disable plugin if there are issues connecting to database


  • Prevent old versions of PHP and WordPress from using this plugin


  • Bug fix for users who upgraded with legacy table


  • Workaround bug where britecharts chooses the wrong colors for grouped bar charts


  • Complete rewrite. Backward incompatible with previous version.
  • Use Britecharts instead of directly using d3
  • Update to Datatables 1.10


  • rollback table.tpl for compatibility issues


  • bug fix in table pagination


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


  • SQL injection vulnerability fix enhanced


  • SQL injection vulnerability fixed


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


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


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


  • Charts and tables IDs are shown in the dashboard


  • Removed file with potential vulnerability


  • Missing include added to includes.php


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


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


  • Added support for text labels to line charts


  • Renamed button registration function to avoid conflicts with other themes


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


  • Bug fix with queries pagination


  • Code was cleaned up to remove some warnings


  • First integration of “DataTables” tables


  • Fixes on JS inclusion and icon chart


  • First beta release