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nuBuilder Forte


Using nuBuilder Forte with WordPress will enable you to build your own custom reports and forms to manage your data.

nuBuilder enables you to make any application that you want or need with the least amount of effort and the least amount of learning.

nuBuilder Forte is the 4th version of nuBuilder. A browser-based tool created by nuSoftware for developing web-based database applications.

nuBuilder uses either MySQL or Maria DB databases and gives its users the ability to do database operations like:
* Search
* Create
* Insert
* Read
* Update
* Delete


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Alternative to MS-Access

nuBuilder provides an ideal replacement/upgrade from MS-Access. It won’t get slower and slower as you add more records; un-like MS-Access.

Easy To Learn For End Users

nuBuilder uses an Uncluttered Interface which makes it very easy for new users to find there way around.

Easy To Learn For Developers

nuBuilder is designed to be as easy as possible to get started with building Forms and Search Screens. With online videos and documentation, you have all the information you need to become a nuBuilder developer.

Build Business Applications Fast

nuBuilder makes it affordable to build custom business solutions.

Use your existing PHP and MySQL skills

nuBuilder is built upon industry standard technology stack and does not require you to learn any non-standard languages or templating systems.

Single File Backup

nuBuilder stores all forms, reports, company data and PHP/JavaScript code in MySQL. You can backup your entire application within a single database file.


Here is a link to PDF instructions to get started as a nuBuilder developer nuBuilder-Forte-User-Guide

Here is a link to the nuBuilder Forte Wiki Documentation nuBuilder-Forte-Wiki-Documentation


  • Accessing nuBuilder within Wordpress
  • Building a Form in nuBuilder
  • Creating a shortcode snippet
  • Display a shortcode snippet
  • SQL builder GUI
  • Report Builder GUI
  • Fast Form Builder


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/nubuilder-forte directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Does this plugin work with my existing standalone alone version of nuBuilder4 ?

Yes, your existing nuBuilder4 database will need to be imported into your WordPress database, then
you will need to click on ‘activate’ plugin, then login as globeadmin and run the nubuilder updater.


mayo 8, 2019
It’s free and working perfectly. nuBuilder forum is very active and helpfull.
febrero 10, 2019
I’m not sure why nuBuilder was on the last page of my search on wordpress, but it should have been on the first page. nuBuilder far exceeded all of the previous plugins I tested. Heck there were products similar to this that had been abandoned and not updated in years that the search engine placed before nuBuilder. Not only is nuBuilder free, the support is great. The developers listen to the suggestions posted on the forums and any bug fixes or enhancements are released rapidly. nuBulder supports form creation for those that want something simple to complex. You’re able to “add” to the code behind in Javascript and in PHP to make it look exactly like you want it.
aviento 7, 2018
I have been using the former version of this plugin for two years (as a standalone installation) now and I have found it to be extremely well designed and very very flexible. I have not had a chance yet to use it as a plugin to WordPress I hope to soon. It has a lively forum and very conscientious hard working development team. I learnt of the plugin from their forums and I decided to come across and help get the ball rolling.
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Contributors & Developers

“nuBuilder Forte” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • This is the first version of nuBuilder Forte which has been converted to work as a WordPress plugin.


  • Added more cleanup on uninstall so that the nubuilder tables and views will be deleted when uninstalling
  • Added more Form choices in the Lookup for Forms in the Access Level sreen
  • Tested with WordPress version 5.0
  • Removed scrolling on shortcodes
  • A few Javascript tweaks


  • Added missing uninstall script
  • Added a few tweaks to using shortcodes


  • Fixed missing user_id in short code
  • Changed Access Level home Form to include all Form types
  • Fixed missing function to clear old sessions


  • Javascript loop bug on first page load fixed.
  • More screenshots.
  • Set focus to lookup when Browse is closed fixed.
  • compatibility issues with PHP 7.3 fixed.


  • Fix a bug when a non globeadmin user logins but does not have any permissions added to their access-level yet.
  • Extended the short code to allow the currently logged in user, when viewing a page with a short-code that has the access-level (al) set to blank, they will get their existing access-level permissions whilst on that page.
  • Fixed few bugs we found that only occur with the latest version of PHP (7.3).
  • Javascript changes to user screen to remove items not needed in the plugin version of nubuilder.
  • Cursor Starts on the first Object of the first Tab.
  • Fixed Images not appearing in PDFs.