How To Add Tables To WordPress Posts And Pages

Learn how to easily create and insert tables into your WordPress posts and pages with no coding skills required …

Creating And Adding Tables In Pages And Posts In WordPress

Being able to easily add tables on your pages can be very useful. Tables help you sort and present data to visitors in a format that can make your information easier to understand.

WordPress provides users with a feature-rich visual editor, but there are some things that it won’t do by default, like being able to create tables without having to learn code.

Although you can add tables manually to your content in WordPress if you know HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), for many non-technical users, this is not a practical option.

Fortunately, WordPress plugins let you do almost anything you can imagine, and adding tables to your content with the click of a mouse is no exception.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create and add tables easily into your pages and blog posts without requiring knowledge of HTML or CSS or coding skills.

Creating And Inserting Tables Into Your Content Easily With WordPress

Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to easily add tables in WordPress using a FREE WordPress plugin called TablePress.

WP Plugin – TablePress

How To Easily Create And Insert Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages Without Coding Skills

TablePress is a great plugin that makes creating, editing and managing tables in WordPress simple and easy.

TablePress requires no knowledge or skills coding HTML, CSS, etc. The plugin provides a simple interface that allows you to easily edit table data. You can add any type of data, even formulas to your tables.

An additional JavaScript library can be used to include features like pagination, sorting, filtering, and more for your site visitors. You can include the tables into your page content using shortcodes and even display these inside text widgets.

Tables can also be imported and exported from/to CSV files (e.g. from Excel), HTML files, and JSON.

This plugin was developed by Tobias Bäthge and is licensed as Free Software under GNU General Public License 2 (GPL 2).

Using TablePress WP Plugin – Step-By-Step Tutorial

To create and add tables to WordPress with TablePress, install and activate the TablePress plugin.

Download the plugin here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/tablepress

Or install it from your Dashboard …

How To Add Tables In WordPress Easily Without Programming Skills

After installing and activating the plugin, you will see a new menu item on your WordPress admin menu called TablePress

How To Add Tables Into Your Content In WordPress

Click on TablePress and select Plugin Options from the list of submenus …

How To Insert Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages Easily Without Touching Code

The “Plugin Options” area controls your plugin styling and display settings …

How To Insert Tables Into Your Content Easily Without Touching Code

For example, in the “User Options” section, you can modify where the TablePress menu entry appears on your Dashboard menu.

Normally, the menu entry displays somewhere in the middle of your menu. If you plan to use this plugin a lot, then you can easily position the menu item closer to the top of your Dashboard menu by choosing “Top-level (middle)” on the User Options > Admin menu entry dropdown menu …

How To Create And Add Tables In WordPress Posts And Pages

The TablePress menu entry will now display closer to the top of the admin menu …

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You can also play with other settings in the “Plugin Options” tab, like formatting styles for your tables, default language, and so on. If you don’t need to modify these settings, just leave the options as the default.

With TablePress, tables are created and modified within the plugin section. Tables are then inserted via a shortcode into your text. Your tables will then display after your content is published or updated.

The advantage of doing this is that you can easily change the information in your tables without having to open any of your pages. The plugin then updates all of your table data inside all posts and pages where the table has been added to your content.

To create a new table select TablePress > Add New Table

How To Easily Insert Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages

Type in a table name, a description (optional), and the number of rows and columns you would like for the new table into the “Add New Table” form in the Add New tab, then click on the Add Table button to create your new table. You can change the name, description and size of your table at anytime…

Creating And Inserting Tables Into Posts And Pages With WordPress

Once the new table has been created, it will be listed in the “All Tables” list and be assigned a unique Shortcode ID …

Creating And Inserting Tables  In WordPress

The TablePress shortcode allows you to easily add tables anywhere in your content by simply typing or copying and pasting the shortcode wherever you want your tables to be displayed …

How To Easily Create And Add Tables Into Your Content Without Touching Code

Once you have created a new table, adding content to your table is very easy.

In the “Table Content” section, click inside the cell and either type or paste your content. You can add text, images and HTML formatting to your content (e.g. bold or italicize words, insert links, etc …)

How To Create And Insert Tables Into WordPress Easily Without Programming Skills

After your new table has been created, additional options appear that let you configure your table.

For example, in the “Table Options” area you can select the first row of your table to be the table header or the last row of the table to be the table footer, display alternate background colours on consecutive rows, highlight rows when a visitor hovers their mouse over the table, show the table name and description above or below the table, and more …

Inserting Tables Into Posts And Pages With WordPress

You can also edit your table content after it has been created in the “Table Manipulation” subsection. You can insert images or links, hide, show, insert, delete and clone selected columns and rows, add new rows and columns, combine cells, etc …

How To Easily Add Tables To Your Content Without Programming Skills

You can also enable JavaScript library features in your tables, such as allowing your visitors to sort, filter and search your table content, set the number of table rows displayed on your pages (and also allow visitors to change the number of rows displayed), display table information, etc …

Creating And Adding Tables In WordPress Pages And Posts

You can see how your table looks anytime, by clicking on the Preview button …

How To Easily Insert Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages With No Coding Skills Required

A preview window will open in your screen displaying your table. Certain features like JavaScript options are disabled in preview mode, but will display when your table is published …

Creating And Adding Tables In Posts And Pages With WordPress

Click the Save Changes button after you are done editing to update your new table information …

Creating And Adding Tables In Posts And Pages With WordPress

To view a list of all your tables TablePress > All Tables

Creating And Inserting Tables Into Your Content Easily With WordPress

A list of all your tables will be displayed in this screen. You can edit, see the shortcode, copy, export, delete and preview your tables …

How To Create And Insert Tables Into WordPress Pages And Posts Easily Without Touching Code

How To Use The TablePress Shortcode To Embed Tables Into Your Pages And Posts

You embed a table into any posts and pages using a shortcode.

Get the shortcode for your tables by clicking on the Show Shortcode menu item under the table title to get the shortcode …

Creating And Inserting Tables Into Pages And Posts With WordPress

The plugin also adds a shortcode menu icon to your WordPress editor. This allows you to easily insert tables into your posts and pages while working on your content.

Place your mouse cursor where you want the table to show then click the TablePress menu icon …

How To Add Tables Into Your Content With WordPress

TablePress Menu Icon In Visual Editor Screen

Note: You can also add a table when working inside the “Text” area of the WP editor …

How To Create And Add Tables Into Your Content Easily With WordPress

TablePress Menu Icon In Text Editor Screen

Clicking on the menu icon opens a window containing a list of your tables.

Select the table you want to embed into the content and click Insert Shortcode

How To Create And Add Tables In Pages And Posts In WordPress

Your TablePress shortcode will be inserted …

How To Create And Insert Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages Easily With No Coding Skills Required

The table will display as soon as you publish your post or page …

Creating And Inserting Tables  With WordPress

As stated earlier, one of the great things about TablePress is that you can change things after publishing the table without having to open your post or page. Just tweak the content in the plugin area, then save your new table settings and refresh your content to view the updated content.

Another great time-saving feature of this plugin, is that if you plan to keep adding new data to an existing table, just export your current table, then add new items, make changes, etc. You can then re-import your table file with the news changes and your table content will be automatically updated throughout your site.

To export an existing table, select TablePress > Export a Table in the WP admin menu …

How To Create And Add Tables In WordPress Pages And Posts

In the “Export Tables” section, choose the table(s) you want to export (you can select multiple tables by holding down the “Ctrl” key), then select the Export Format you want(e.g. CSV) and any other export options you’d like to make and click on the Export Table button to download the table file to your hard drive …

Creating And Inserting Tables  With WordPress

After editing and resaving the table file, you can then reimport your table into WordPress.

To import a table into WordPress, go to your admin menu and choose TablePress > Import a Table

Adding Tables To WordPress Content

TablePress can import tables from existing data, such as CSV file data, from a spreadsheet application (e.g. Excel), an HTML file resembling a webpage, or its own format. You can also import existing tables from the WP-Table Reloaded plugin

To import a table, select and enter the import source in the “Import Tables” area. You can import multiple tables from a compressed (ZIP) file and choose whether to import a table as a new table or replace an existing table.

Creating And Adding Tables To WordPress

To learn more about using the plugin, including accessing the plugin documentation for additional features, get technical support, contact the plugin author, etc., click on the “About Tab” in the plugin admin section, or select TablePress > About TablePress

How To Easily Add Tables Into WordPress Posts And Pages With No Coding Skills Required

As you can see, TablePress is a very powerful and feature-rich free plugin will help you easily create and embed tables into your site content.

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