Blocks that let WordPress builders
and developers create user-facing applications.

A no-code approach to modern, customer application functionality.

Now available…

pzContact.

Free contact form and form review blocks.

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Customize your forms using PHP code…

The code executes at run time, as the user is interacting with the form in their browser. But the code runs on the server with full access to the WordPress environment.

This makes it easily interoperable with tools like ACF and third-party services accessed via API calls.

Display your data in modern, interactive data grids…

Lightning fast refresh as you scroll through your data. Sort by clicking column headers. Drag columns into the order of your choice. You can even edit rows in place.

Behind the scenes, a prebuilt set of business app data tables…

We just had this feeling you’d probably want to store a customer’s email address, the line items on an invoice, the due date for task.

Since we know what the core fields and tables are, every new form or capability we build into PZ (plus all the ones we’ve already built) see the same data and inherently interact with each other.

And yes, you can add that extra field we didn’t think of.

Oh, hey! There’s more stuff in the pipeline!

pzAccess adds blocks for fine-grained control of “magic key” passwordless access requests and per-user control of page and application access. Need each user to see only their info on a dashboard page? Here you go! Arrives mid-March 2024.

Free! pzRoadmap lets you store feature and product details and release dates with a clear presentation of public-facing data with a much better presentation than the one you’re reading right now. On the streets come April.

pzQueue adds forms and queue management for a client request system. Doing something “productized”? Perfect for that. Arrives mid-May 2024.

Hi, I’m Robert…

Senior developer and founder of PeakZebra

PeakZebra is dedicated to helping you build cool, React-based applications on WordPress systems. And you can customize the application’s performance on the front end using server-based PHP. Because, yes, it’s done using blocks, the key part of the “new era” of WordPress. Blocks make sense for a lot of reasons, including that:

  • They fit seamlessly into the normal content creation workflow
  • They are inherently “drag-and-drop” — for a no-code experience
  • They are the native WordPress editor and working with blocks makes you “future proof.”

I highly recommend!

The approach PeakZebra takes to website development is quite innovative. I chose a template that had general characteristics that appealed to me, and then PeakZebra
tailored that site specifically to my business, based upon my input. The process was very efficient – I’ve never had such a simple, smooth experience with the development of my website. The cost was quite reasonable, and the time it took PeakZebra to have me up and running was quicker than any other site I have ever had developed.

The result was a very creative, professional site. I highly recommend PeakZebra for your website needs
Troy Berberick
Berberick Law

Not really. PZ is designed for use in a native WordPress block environment. That said, if your page builder allows you to build some pages in their environment and others in the block editor, you could use PZ for the block-editor pages.

Yes…we believe in open source licensing (and WordPress requires it, in any case). Download the plugin with a trial license and then just keep using it. You won’t automatically get updates for new features, can’t license further plugins on the PZ roadmap without a licenses base package, and have to live with forum support rather than direct email support. But it’s not limited in functionality in any way. We love and need financial support that licensing brings, but we also respect the open source ethos.

Actually, no. And the two can work together if you need capabilities from both.

ACF adds “meta” fields to WordPress posts and pages. That means that in typical scenarios, data is input to those fields from the administrator editor. In other words, it doesn’t create forms that users interact with.

PZ also stores its data in separate tables, not as post meta data. There’s nothing wrong with meta data in the slightest, but separate tables means we can model relationships among tables (a person might have several addresses, for example). It’s also faster for operations like multi-field searches in large data sets.

We think ACF is awesome. What we do is different. (And also awesome.)

Absolutely.

One thing to bear in mind, though, is that PZ interface elements are implemented in React and JavaScript, which is what makes them fast and great looking. To get the same results, you’ll need to branch out from traditional WordPress development in PHP (though you’ll have to do a bunch of that as well).

It’s even better than that. You use the pzStart package all you want for no money at all. If you love it and you’re ready to use it on a production site, that’s when you buy your license.

For our introductory pricing, you’ll register and license up front (for free), then when you use it on a production site, you pay the introductory price that was in effect when you registered. The cheapest price you’ll ever get during this introductory period is the one you register for right now.

A few years ago, WordPress began migrating to an approach to building sites that uses “blocks” to build both the content of pages, headers and footers. It’s like third-party tools called “page builders”–products like Divi, BeaverBuilder, and Elementor–but it’s fully native to WordPress, not an overlay.

Developers can build specialty and custom blocks, so pretty much anything you can imagine as an element in a website could be a custom block. More often than not, there are already several blocks to choose from.

It’s clear that the future of WordPress lies with this block-based approach (which is also often called “Gutenberg,” it’s original project name).

PeakZebra leverages Gutenberg by building blocks that understand data records and application logic. We have a core set of pre-built blocks and we customize them for specific website uses, making the process much faster than developing from scratch.

Sure, go nuts. But if you’re new to PZ or WordPress development, a week is probably too tall an order. It’s a well known fact that developers tend to be wildly overoptimistic when making time estimates.

Yes, we’d love that. You’ll want the unlimited licensing, most likely. You will make gobs of money if you’re not careful.

Not yet, but soon. We’re developing a specific plugin extension for that. Our database has been designed from the outset to “understand” multi-tenancy. Depending on what you need, we can custom tailor for your application (though this may require a separate development engagement, depending on what you’re building). WordPress is a fantastic choice for many SaaS businesses, because it’s easily (and inherently) multi-tenant, handles authentication and user account management, and has tried-and-true options for key functionality like membership, course management, and ecommerce. So let’s talk and see how well we mesh with your project. If nothing else, we can probably give you some (free) guidance on how to approach what you’re doing in WordPress.

Short answer: they are secure.

Longer answer: they are secure for a couple of important reasons. The first is that WordPress is secure. Sure, the platform gets criticism because you do hear about WordPress sites getting hacked here and there. But remember that WordPress powers 40% of the Internet’s sites, so the target is huge and it includes sites that aren’t up to date and use less-than-convincing add-ons. But a lot of big sites (Whitehouse.gov, to take one example) trust its security.

Second, PeakZebra follows best practices for secure development. We do the work with security in mind from the outset. Finally, we perform our own scanning of site internals on a regular basis to ensure that key files haven’t been tampered with.