Pulls Google Spreadsheet data via Google’s API and saves it in your wordpress database.

v1.2.2 2020-04-23 06:16 UTC

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"Google Spreadsheet to DB" pulls Google Spreadsheet data via Google’s API and saves it in your wordpress database.



1. Clone this Repo into your wp-content/plugins directory.
$ cd /path-to-your/wp-content/plugins/
$ git clone
2. Install composer packages
$ cd google-spreadsheet-to-db/functions/composer/
$ composer install
3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

That's it👌


Getting Your Spreadsheet Ready for Programmatic Access

By default, a new spreadsheet cannot be accessed via Google’s API. We’ll need to go to your Google APIs console and create a new project and set it up to expose your Spreadsheets’ data.

  1. Go to the Google APIs Console.
  2. Create a new project.
  3. Click Enable API. Search for and enable the Google Drive API.
  4. Create credentials for a Web Server to access Application Data.
  5. Name the service account and grant it a Project Role of Editor.
  6. Download the JSON file.
  7. Copy the JSON file to your app directory and rename it to client_secret.json
  8. ⚠️ Set client_secret.json in a location to deny web access on your server.

We now have a big chunk of authentication information, including what Google calls a client_email, which uniquely represents this OAuth service account.
Grab the value of client_email from your client_secret.json, and head back to your spreadsheet. Click the Share button in the top right, and paste the client_email value into the field to give it edit rights.
Hit send. That’s it! 👌

  1. Go to Settings -> Google Spreadsheet to DB on your wordpress admin panel.
  2. Set the following values and save it once.
  • The absolute path to client_secret.json
  • Spreadsheet name
  • Single Sheet name
  • Data format to be stored in database
    • json_encode
    • json_encode (JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE)
  1. Click the Data import from Google Spreadsheet button. 🎉


Filtering the Array

You can edit the array got from Google API with add_filter( 'google_ss2db_before_save', $function_to_add ) in your functions.php before saving to database.

add_filter( 'google_ss2db_before_save', function ( $array ) {
  // Do something...

  return $return;
} );


Get the rows

new Google_Spreadsheet_To_DB_Query();


Parameter Type Notes Default Value
where array id or date array()
key string id or date false
value int e.g. 3 / 2017-07-24 18:46:23 false
orderby string date or id date
order string DESC or ASC DESC
limit int number of row to get All Data
📝 You can also use -1 to get all data.
offset int number of row to displace or pass over 0

Usage Example

Get all rows

$sheets = new Google_Spreadsheet_To_DB_Query();
$rows = $sheets->getrow();
foreach ( $rows as $row ) {
  $id = $row->id;
  $date = $row->date;
  $val = json_decode( $row->value );

Get 3 rows from the 4th in ascending order by ID

$args = array(
  'orderby' => 'id',
  'order'   => 'ASC',
  'limit'   => 3,
  'offset'  => 3,
$sheets = new Google_Spreadsheet_To_DB_Query( $args );
$rows = $sheets->getrow();
foreach ( $rows as $row ) {
  $id = $row->id;
  $date = $row->date;
  $val = json_decode( $row->value );

Get the row with specified ID

$args = array(
  'where' => array(
    'key'   => 'id',
    'value' => 3
$sheets = new Google_Spreadsheet_To_DB_Query( $args );
$rows = $sheets->getrow();
foreach ( $rows as $row ) {
  $id = $row->id;
  $date = $row->date;
  $val = json_decode( $row->value );


  • Tested on WP v4.8.0

Notes for Developer

  • This plugin saves Spreadsheet's data to the global area, not to each post. If you want to have Spredsheet data for individual posts, you can link data ID with custom fields.

  • The data is added and stored in the wp_google_ss2db table as a JSON-encoded array.

    id date title value
    1 2017-12-31 00:00:00 My Spreadsheet {"area":{"a":["brooklyn","bronx","Queens","Manhattan"],"b":["brooklyn","bronx","Queens","Manhattan"]}}
  • This Plugin does not hosting on the repo in order to prevent a flood of support requests from wide audience.

Change log



See LICENSE file.