Blocks

Add data blocks to your WordPress website

We love Gutenberg!

FortressDB was designed to integrate easily with Gutenberg, the block editor in WordPress, which is why we have created a selection of blocks. Currently, there are 3 blocks available, with more to come.

FortressDB’s Gutenberg blocks:

  • Data table block
  • Chart block
  • Google maps block

Share your feedback: What other types of blocks would be useful for you?

Data table block

Search large data sets quickly and easily using the data table block, which you can embed into your WordPress site for enhanced customer interaction. The search functionality includes compound searches, such as searching both country and age at the same time.

Live Demo: Data Table Block

Chart block

Add a chart block to your website to display data visually. Communicating data visually presents your colleagues, customers and web visitors with a unique way to experience, interpret and interact with data. There are 5 different chart types you can choose from.

Live Demo: Chart Block

Maps block

FortressDB has a block for Google Maps that lets you plot pins on your map based on the locations you input as data into your FortressDB table. Using this block allows you to communicate specific information about any particular location, creating an experience that feels personal and interactive for users.

Live Demo: Map Block

FortressDB Data Table CRUD Editor
FortressDB Data Table CRUD Editor

Control access with native WordPress user roles

FortressDB uses native WordPress user roles to control who has access to data. Each data table has its own set of CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) access rights, per user role. There’s also a “Not logged in” option for data that doesn’t need to be kept private, and that you want to share with the world.

Many WordPress plugins create their own user roles, such as WooCommerce’s role for shop owners. FortressDB automatically includes options for custom user roles, not just the standard roles like contributor or editor, so you can match them to the roles you use.

Real-time data

FortressDB uses web sockets to display and update data in real-time. If you add or edit data, the data blocks will reflect these changes instantly. There’s no need to refresh the page for changes to appear, the data simply updates in front of your eyes. This could be especially useful if you’re planning to explore to IoT (Internet of Things) projects.

Selecting a block

Adding a FortressDB block is easy. It works in the same way as any other block in WordPress. Simply type in “FortressDB” when you are searching blocks and select one of the FortressDB options.