Summary: Include Charts generated by Google Chart API
Version: 2017-12-31
Prerequisites: ?
Status: alpha
Maintainer: ?
Categories: Images, Includes, Google
Users: (view? / edit)
Discussion: GoogleChart-Talk
Download: gchart.phpΔ

Questions answered by this recipe

Is it possible to use Google Chart API to describe a chart inside a wiki and let it be generated by Google?


The recipe introduces a new markup to describe a Google-Chart.


  • Put the file gchart.phpΔ in your cookbook-directory
  • Add the following line to your config.php file:


This first version only supports the three obligatory parameters:

  • chart data (as documented here)
  • type of chart (as documented here)
  • size of the chart separated in xsize and ysize

So the resulting markup may look like this example:

(:gchart data=abfgij xsize=150 ysize=100 type=lc:)

which would display as .


There is still much to improve. So the encoding is inexpedient for a wiki author and more parameters should be supported.

User should keep in mind, that their data is sent to Google...

Release Notes

  • 2017-12-31: Updated for PHP 5.5 and PHP 7.2 compatibility. (Said Achmiz)
  • 2008-01-12: This is a first release. It is more or less a proof of concept than a solution.

See Also


A solution for MediaWiki



See discussion at GoogleChart-Talk

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