How to Add Tables in WordPress Posts and Pages No HTML Required
The WordPress visual editor can do many things but creating tables is not one of them. While you can create tables manually with HTML some users don’t have the coding knowledge to do this. In this video, we will show you how to add tables in WordPress posts and pages no HTML required.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
Start by installing and activating the TablePress plugin.
This will add a TablePress item in your admin area.
Go to Tablepress, Add New Table
You can add a new table, name it, add a description and tell it the rows and columns needed.
Next click add table to add the contents of the table including images and links using the table manipulation
You can edit the cells after the table is created using the table manipulation
Even set a a table header in the table options.
With the content set you can preview it then save changes.
Now when you add a new post there will be a icon to add the table
How do you insert formulas to columns like excel ?
+Aryan Jain For that you would want to embed a excel style form: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-embed-pdf-spreadsheet-and-others-in-wordpress-blog-posts/
+WPBeginner – WordPress Tutorials I wanted to make a table for a sports League : win, Lose, draw and accordingly points will be calculated by formulas
That’s quite easy
Short and condensed, straight to the point! Thanks a lot, appreciate it. I needed something sorting data in table cells for a list with additional information about URLs, and this looks like a perfect fit. Great website overall (I found it the other day, excellent tutorials and information.
Great plugin. How do you change colors of text and fonts ? Thanks.
That is done through CSS http://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/css/
can a table get set up with just videos?
Please teach us how to link to headings (h2, h3, etc) within TablePress?
For that you would want to check with TalbePress: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/tablepress
Is there a way I can create tables in-line, rather than have them saved as there own item to reference with a short-code. My client will be posting competition results on blog posts and creating the table separately is tedious and unnecessary.
You would want to get in touch with the plugin’s support for if that is an option.
it was so helpful thank you
we tried to install the plugin but we got a message that we have to upgrade to a business account at a cost of $32 a month that’s almost $400 per year. is that right or is there a way around it?
The issue you are running into is due to you being on WordPress.com:
Is it possible to make the first column of the table a bold font? Also, can I make it so there are lines in between each row?
For customizing the output of the plugin you would want to reach out to the plugin’s support/author for what is available: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tablepress/
Great. I needed some tables really right away
how to make a table with filters. Say I have a list of car brands with different important information that matter to the potential buyers. Say, i want to check the list for BMW with information like year, millage, color, price .. etc. How do we do that? thanks alot.
You would want to reach out to tablepress’ support to see if there is an option for what you’re wanting otherwise you would want to look into a plugin like facetwp
not working on me?
There have been some updates to the plugin since this video was created. If you check with the plugin’s support they can assist with it not working correctly