Simple Charts


This plugin creates a shortcode you can use to embed charts anywhere inside WordPress. Just add the shortcode, add some options and you are done. You can see it in use on SupportHost website.

It loads only 1 javascript (chart.js) and only loads it on the page where you actually use the shortcode. It’s so lightweight it won’t impact the performances of your website at all.

Charts are created with chart.js, so you can hover them and read the data.

This simple charts plugin can be a good alternative for plugins like:
1. ninja charts
2. easy chart builder
3. Google graph


After the plugin is active, you can just add the shortcode to your pages or posts (or anywhere you can add a shortcode):
[simple_chart type=”bar” name=”mychart” labels=”jan, feb, mar, apr” data=”2,9,3,7″ label=”First series” color=”#00ffff” border=”#000fff” data_1=”7,2,8,1″ label_1=”Second series” color_1=”#000fff” border_1=”#0ff00f”]

Shorcode parameters:
* type: you can decide the type of chart you want ot create. Optional, defaults to line. More on charts types below.
* name: Optional, must be unique per page.
* options: json of chart options as per chart.js docs. Make sure it’s all in one line.
* labels: a list of comma separed labels.
* data: a list of comma separed numbers. You can create data_1 for the second serie, data_2 for the third and so on. Make sure you start from 1, otherwise it won’t work.
* label: The label name for the serie. You can create label_1 for the second serie, label_2 for the third and so on. Optional, if left blank you will see “label_#”
* color: The color user for the serie. If empty will default to the chart.js pink. It is recommended to give each series its own color.
* border: The border color. If empty defaults to the color option.

This is the minimum you can add in the shortcode to make it work:
[simple_chart labels=”Jan, Apr, Mar” data=”2,9,3″ ]

Examples shortcodes:
[simple_chart type=”bar” labels=”2 s, 3 s, 4 s, 5 s, 6 s, 7 s” data=”9.6, 13, 17.1, 22.2, 27.4, 32.3″ label=”Bounce rate %” color=”#e8e1fc” data_1=”3,4,5,1,2,7″ label_1=”Label 1″ color_1=”#ff00ff” options=”indexAxis: ‘y’,plugins: {title: {display: true,text: ‘Bounce rate per load time’, position:’bottom’}}”]
[simple_chart type=”bar” labels=”2 s, 3 s, 4 s, 5 s, 6 s, 7 s” data=”9.6, 13, 17.1, 22.2, 27.4, 32.3″ label=”Bounce rate %” color=”#e8e1fc” options=”plugins: {title: {display: true,text: ‘Bounce rate per load time’, position:’bottom’}}”]

6 Chart types

Supported charts types are:

  1. Line
  2. Bar Chart
  3. Doughnut
  4. Pie
  5. Radar
  6. polarArea

Extremely simple

Just insert the shortcode, add the data and the chart will be shown.

Embed anywhere

If you can use a shortcode in that content you can add the chart.


  • Create a simple bar chart

  • Create a simple line chart

  • Create an horizontal bar chart with multiple data point

  • Create a bar chart with multiple data point


  1. Upload easy-charts to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


9 de agosto, 2022
With Simple Charts, you can easily embed charts in WordPress. I've been waiting for such a plugin for a long time. Really thank you for this amazing plugin.
9 de agosto, 2022
We needed a simple plugin to create charts, that would not slow down WordPress, and that would allow to create charts easily and fast. We came up with thi ultralight plugin (is only a shortcode) that only adds a javascript file if you use the shortcode. Add the shortcode, add some data points and hit publish, it's that easy.
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  • Plugin released.