How to Add Tables in WordPress Posts and Pages No HTML Required

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

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  1. Aryan Jain on September 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    How do you insert formulas to columns like excel ?

  2. Michael Koosha on April 28, 2016 at 10:35 am

    That’s quite easy

  3. Håvard Lund on September 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    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.

  4. Mr.Thresher7 on October 22, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Great plugin. How do you change colors of text and fonts ? Thanks.

  5. Jordan White on February 22, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    can a table get set up with just videos?

  6. Shakir Hassan on March 29, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Please teach us how to link to headings (h2, h3, etc) within TablePress?

  7. Nathan Simpson on May 5, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    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.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on May 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      You would want to get in touch with the plugin’s support for if that is an option.

  8. Elmo one on August 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    it was so helpful thank you

  9. Derek Horton on January 3, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    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?

  10. Shaun Lovell on March 7, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    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?

  11. PISTOLWHIPTECHIES on May 4, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Great. I needed some tables really right away

  12. Owey on July 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    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.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on July 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      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

  13. Iya Caragay on September 3, 2019 at 2:41 am

    not working on me?

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on September 4, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      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

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