Plugin Author: Tobias Bäthge
WordPress profile: Tobias Bäthge
Last updated: August 31, 2018 (2 months ago)
Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.9.8
Rating: 5 (out of 5)
Please visit the plugin website at https://tablepress.org/ for more information or a demo).
Supporting future development
If you like TablePress, please rate and review it here in the WordPress Plugin Directory or support it with your donation. Thank you!
Additional features and useful enhancements are available as separate plugins, called TablePress Extensions, on the plugin website.
After installing the plugin, you can create and manage tables on the “TablePress” screen in the WordPress Dashboard.
Everything should be self-explaining there.
To show one of your tables in a post, on a page, or in a text widget, just embed the Shortcode
[table id=<the-ID> /] into the post/page/text widget, where
<the-ID> is the ID of your table (can be found on the left side of the “All Tables” screen.)
Alternatively, you can also insert tables by clicking the “Table” button in the editor toolbar, and then selecting the desired table.
After that, you might want to change the styling of the table. You can do this by entering CSS commands into the “Custom CSS” textarea on the “Plugin Options” screen. Some examples for common styling changes can be found on the TablePress FAQ page.
You may also add certain features (like sorting, pagination, filtering, alternating row colors, row highlighting, print name and/or description, …) by enabling the corresponding checkboxes on a table’s “Edit” screen.
This plugin is Free Software, released and licensed under the GPL, version 2 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html).
You may use it free of charge for any purpose.
The easiest way to install TablePress is via your WordPress Dashboard. Go to the “Plugins” screen, click “Add New”, and search for “TablePress” in the WordPress Plugin Directory. Then, click “Install Now” and the following steps will be done for you automatically. After the installation, you’ll just have to activate the TablePress plugin.
Manual installation works just as for other WordPress plugins:
- Download and extract the ZIP file.
- Move the folder “tablepress” into the “wp-content/plugins/” directory of your WordPress installation.
- Activate the plugin “TablePress” on the “Plugins” screen of your WordPress Dashboard.
- Create and manage tables by going to the “TablePress” screen in the admin menu.
- Add a table to a page, post, or text widget, by embedding the Shortcode
[table id=<your-table's-ID> /]into its content, or by using the “Table” button in the editor toolbar.
- You can change the table styling by using CSS code, which can be entered into the “Custom CSS” textarea on the “Plugin Options” screen.
Where can I find answers to Frequently Asked Questions?
Many questions, regarding different features or styling, have been answered on the FAQ page on the plugin website.
For support questions, bug reports, or feature requests, please use the WordPress Support Forums. Please search through the forums first, and only create a new topic if you don’t find an existing answer. Thank you!
In short: WordPress 4.9.1 or higher, while the latest version of WordPress is always recommended.
Languages and Localization?
TablePress supports the “Translate WordPress” platform. With that, translating is possible on a website from which so-called Language Packs are automatically generated and shipped to plugin users. For a list of existing Language Packs, please see the sidebar on the TablePress page in the WordPress Plugin Directory.
It is therefore no longer necessary to generate and translate *.po and *.mo files manually. Instead, just go to the TablePress translations page, log in with a free wordpress.org account and start translating TablePress into your language.
If you want to become a Translation Editor for your language, who can confirm or reject translation suggestions by other users, please get in touch.
Migration from WP-Table Reloaded
TablePress is the official successor of the WP-Table Reloaded plugin. It has been rewritten from the ground up and uses an entirely new internal structure. This fixes some major flaws of WP-Table Reloaded and prepares the plugin for easier, safer, and better future development.
If you are currently using WP-Table Reloaded, it is highly recommended that you switch to TablePress. WP-Table Reloaded will no longer be maintained or developed. For further information on how to switch from WP-Table Reloaded to TablePress, please see the migration guide on the plugin website.
You can follow the development of TablePress more closely in its official GitHub repository.
Where can I get more information?
"All Tables" screen
"Add new Table" screen
"Plugin Options" screen
An example table (as it can be seen on the TablePress website)
Latest Change log entry:
csv, data, excel, html, table