Retrieve Data and Display on WordPress

This guide will help to retrieve the data from Firestore and display on WordPress. I should the same with Realtime Database. Please follow the guide from Firebase official documentation.

Step 1: Create a custom shortcode

You can do this by edit functions.php in your current theme

// functions.php

// custom firebase short code
function custom_firebase_func($atts)
{
    return "<div id='custom-firebase'>Test</div>";
}
add_shortcode('custom_firebase', 'custom_firebase_func');

Add the shortcode on a page or post

../_images/custom-firebase-shortcode.png

Custom Firebase Shortcode

../_images/custom-firebase-shortcode-frontend.png

Custom Firebase Shortcode Frontend

Step 2: Retrieve and display data from Firestore

Now, it’s all about JavaScript. You can customize, modify and do whatever you want.

(function ($) {
    'use strict';
    $(document).ready(function () {
        const showFirestoreDatabase = () => {
            const db = firebase.firestore();
            const firestoreEl = jQuery('#custom-firebase');

            // You can get the collectionName and documentName from the shortcode attribute
            const collectionName = 'users';
            const documentName = ‘document-1'

            if (collectionName && documentName) {
                const docRef = db.collection(collectionName).doc(documentName);

                docRef.get().then(doc => {
                    if (doc.exists) {
                        // console.log('Document data:', doc.data());
                        let html = '<table>';
                        jQuery.each(doc.data(), function (key, value) {
                            // You can put condition to filter your value
                            // and it won't show on the frontend
                            html += '<tr>';
                            html += `<td> ${String(key)} </td>`;
                            html += '<td>' + value + '</td>';
                            html += '</tr>';
                        })
                        html += '</table>';
                        firestoreEl.append(html)
                    } else {
                        // doc.data() will be undefined in this case
                        console.error('Please check your collection and document name in the [firestore] shortcode!');
                    }
                }).catch(error => {
                    console.error('Please check your collection and document name in the [firestore] shortcode!', error);
                });
            } else {
                console.warn('Please check your collection and document name in the [firestore] shortcode!');
            }
        }

        showFirestoreDatabase()
    })
})(jQuery)

Check the code on the WordPress post.

../_images/firestore-on-frontend.png

Firestore data retrieved

Yay, firestore data is retrieved