Using Grid 4 PHP Framework in WordPress

As popularity of WordPress is growing really fast, we’ve published a new simplified tutorial on how to integrate Grid 4 PHP Framework with WordPress Sites. It allows using all features of our Data Grid inside WordPress and much simpler than previous implementations. Steps required to integrate are following:

Updated 14-Feb-2024: New revised tutorial supports:

  • PHP 8.3 and WordPress 6.4.3 (latest till date)
  • Data-grid custom event handlers as well.

Step1: Download Free version or Buy package from our website (if not already done) and move “lib” folder from package in your WordPress root directory, and rename “lib” folder as “phpgrid”

and inside this folder the contents should be:

Step2: Install WordPress plugin “Code Snippets” from OR download from Github Repository and install manually.

Step3: Goto admin panel and click Add Snippet as in image. Add any title you like and in code section, copy paste this Sample Snippet Grid Code in code section shown below:

Step4: In this code, we have created a shortcode here with name: [phpgrid-users] so we will now place it on page where we want to show our Datagrid.

Result: Now Save the page and open / preview it, you will get the datagrid.

Adding Grid in WordPress Admin Area

Following steps will be required to make shortcode available in admin area – plugin development.

Step1: Add admin_init & admin_footer hook along with others.

Step2: Select ‘Run Snippet everywhere’ after snippet code block.

Step3: Call do_shortcode() function where you want to show datagrid.


Next Actions: You can create more snippets a (step3) by copying code from package demos and assign new unique shortcode for each grid which can be placed on your page/post of WordPress.

Let us know your feedback. If you have any questions, contact our support center.

Active License Subscription customers can get free upgrade using this link.

SQL Server Integration Just Got Better with PHP Data Grid


We’ve just added improved support to use our PHP Data Grid with MS SQL Server. The demo browser that comes with the product can now be tested with SQL Server database along with MySQL database.

To install demos with PHP and MS SQL Server, Download the package from our download page and then install the database from the MS SQL Server database script.

To connect MS SQL Server, you must have SQL Server Native driver for PHP installed on your environment. Next you can use one of the following connection settings to be set in config.php. For example:

// Using PDO

// Using PHP Native SQL Server Driver

// Using OBDC Driver
define("PHPGRID_DBHOST","Driver={SQL Server};;Database=testdb63;");


Best way to troubleshoot database connection is to make an independent php file with just php-sqlserver connection code as shown in php manual. When it works, just put the verified configuration in config.php file of php data grid.

What Next:

Drag-and-Drop Row Sorting, Effortlessly


We are thrilled to share an exciting new feature of ‘Row Drag-and-Drop Sorting’ to manage and organize your data in an intuitive and user-friendly manner. With this feature, you can now effortlessly rearrange data rows within your tables by simply dragging and dropping them into the desired position.

The todo-list demo is mobile friendly and drag drop feature can be used on mobile devices as well.

See Screencast below.

Mobile View:

The working demo can be checked online and inside full version package in demos/apps/todos.

Live Demo

This feature is a part of our upcoming version 2.9.0 and active subscription customers can request free upgrade or renew your expired subscription using this link.

What Next:

Capture Digital Signatures with DataGrid


You can now take Digital Signatures using DataGrid and save it in database along with other data. Bulk editing feature can also be used when updating Digital Signature. See screencast below.

The working demo can be checked online and inside full version package in demos/integration/signature.

Live Demo:

Next Actions:

Active License Subscription customers can get free upgrade using this link.

August 2021 Release (version 2.8)

Welcome to the August 2021 release (version 2.8). There are many updates in this version that we hope you will like. It contains PHP 8 compatibility, UI Design Optimizations, Performance Optimizations, Security updates and Bug fixes. It also contains some new demos for better usability of data grid in your application. Highlights mentioned below.

Data Grid in Accordion Control

Now you can have multiple data grids inside accordion control. It’s best suited for multiple step process and to organize multiple modules on a single page.

Custom HTML Listing Layout

This feature allow you to display each record with customized layout with html code and fields placeholders.

Improved Database Table Editor

This tool enables you to quickly perform DML operations on a database defined in the code configuration.

RSS Reader using DataGrid

This demo loads the RSS feed into an array to be used as a data-source of data grid.

Data Import Progress Bar

Progress bar was a demanding feature when we importing large dataset.

Open Street Maps Integration

Like Google maps, you can also use Open Street maps and use the parameters of lat/lng from database using field placeholders.

Improved Tree Grid


  • PHP 8.0 compatibility, updated related libraries
  • UI and Design improvements
  • Security updates: sanitizations added
  • Custom HTML layout on Datagrid List View
  • Demo to persist grid setting in database
  • Demo to integrate open street maps integration
  • Import feature now show progress-bar & column match probability setting while import mapping
  • Global search when multiple words typed will now narrow down searches
  • Optimized Tree grid Demo (parent selection via lookup dropdown)
  • Lookup option in dropdown (show lookup by just FK table, FK-id, FK-label)
  • Added demo for Read-only grid, Plain Html UI grid, Responsive grid with horizontal scroll

This also contains over 70 reported bug fixes and updates.

Integration with Code Igniter 4.0 and Laravel 8.0 is also in testing phase and will be released soon as a separate update.

Next Actions:

Active License Subscription customers can get free upgrade using this link.

PHP 8 Support

PHP 8 has been released some time ago and had some breaking changes. We’ve been hard at work behind the scenes to provide support for all our libraries so that upgrading to PHP 8 with Grid 4 PHP Framework is easy.

The licensed version update is available now and free version packaging is in progress which will be published soon.

Active License Subscription customers can get update using this link.

Lookup Item Addition in Runtime


Now you can a new option in lookup dropdown without going on other screen (via lookup datagrid and popup). See screencast below.
The working demo can be checked online and full version package in demos/appearance/dropdown.


Next Actions:

Active License Subscription customers can get free upgrade using this link.

Customized List Layout for Mobile Devices

Hello All,

For small screen/mobile devices, we have further optimized responsive data-grid view.

You can also have customized way to show row data in single column on small screens. You can change it’s layout with HTML/CSS code and use placeholders e.g. {unit_price} to show field names content where you want to display.

If any column is hidden by responsive behavior (screen size detection) of data-grid OR manually set to be hidden on certain screen size, then a last column with ellipsis “…” will be displayed to show hidden details.

Next Actions:

Active License Subscription customers can get free upgrade using this link.

PS: Special thanks to our customer Robert Childers for suggestions & feedback.


Re-Branding and Logo Updates

Hello Everyone!

This is Abu from PHP Grid Framework. An important update for all customers / developers, With a new season we’re re-branding our product. Now it will be called ‘Grid 4 PHP Framework‘ with a new logo designed as well. Our new logo will be used now in support forum and payment pages.

Our domain name will also be updated from … to …

These changes will be in transition and old systems will keep working till complete shift.