10 Elegant Free Chart Plugins for WordPress

Charts have always been a superb way to help people see extensive amounts of data at one glance. Most people find data easier to digest when it’s presented in a visual format. I’m talking about graphs and charts. The misconception that is most likely responsible for the lack of charts on the web is the idea that charts are very difficult to create on a website.

So, to spark the rise of chart usage in blogs across the internet, here’s a list of the top 10 amazing free chart WordPress plugins that make chart creation a cinch. While compiling this list, it’s always a possibility that I missed some other great resources. Feel free to share it with us. If you like this effort then don’t forget to take a look on other articles:

1. WP Statistics

Track statistics for your WordPress site without depending on external services and uses arrogate data whenever possible to respect your users privacy. Now includes support for not storing IP addresses in the database!

WP Statistics

WP Statistics

2. WassUp Real Time Analytics

WassUp is a WordPress plugin to track your visitors in real-time. It has a very readable and fancy admin console to keep track of your visitors that gives you a detailed view into almost everything your users are doing on your site. It is very useful for SEO or statistics maniacs.

WassUp Real Time Analytics

WassUp Real Time Analytics

3. Inline Google Spreadsheet Viewer

The Inline Google Spreadsheet Viewer fetches a publicly shared Google Spreadsheet using a [gdoc key=""] WordPress shortcode, then renders it as an HTML table or interactive chart, embedded in your blog post or page. The only required parameter is key, which specifies the document you’d like to retrieve and will render a feature-rich table.

Inline Google Spreadsheet Viewer

Inline Google Spreadsheet Viewer

4. Live Gold Price & Silver Price Charts Widgets

Live Gold & Silver Price chart widget allow you to display real time gold & silver price charts in any of your widget areas. The charts are automatically updated every minute from Monday to Friday.

Live Gold Price & Silver Price Charts Widgets

Live Gold Price & Silver Price Charts Widgets

5. Category Pie

The Category Pie plugin for WordPress adds a pie chart to the administration pages for categories, tags and custom taxonomies. For non-hierarchical taxonomies like post tags the top 10 is displayed.

Category Pie

Category Pie

6. NVD3 Visualisations

NVD3 visualisations is a full set of visually interactive charts that can be controlled by simple options. You can start to create any example chart into your blog and study it more before you decide if that suits for your visual presentation’s needs at hand.

NVD3 Visualisations

NVD3 Visualisations

7. Osnic Charts

Osnic Charts allows to create and preview interactive charts at backend using canvasjs library. You can add these charts to your posts using short-codes. It creates responsive charts which are compatible on all devices i.e computers, tablets and mobile screens.

Osnic Charts

Osnic Charts

8. SpatialTree

SpatialTree is the most complete data visualization service. Underneath the hood, SpatialTree visualizations uses advanced statistics, natural language processing and other sophisticated data processing techniques. The plugin generates wide variety of visualizations.

SpatialTree

SpatialTree

9. WP GPX Maps

This plugin has, as input, the GPX file with the track you’ve made and as output it shows the map of the track and an interactive altitude graph. Display your NextGen Gallery images inside the map! Even if you don’t have a gps camera, this plugin can retrive the image position starting from the image date and you gpx file.

WP GPX Maps

WP GPX Maps

10. WP Flot

This plugin adds shortcodes for line, pie and bar charts, created with the Flot javascript library. The javascript file is not loaded on all pages to reduce pageload, but will be automatically added to all pages using the shortcodes after it has been loaded once.

WP Flot

WP Flot

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