TablePress

Description

TablePress allows you to easily create and manage beautiful tables. You can embed the tables into posts, pages, or text widgets with a simple Shortcode. Table data can be edited in a spreadsheet-like interface, so no coding is necessary. Tables can contain any type of data, even formulas that will be evaluated. An additional JavaScript library adds features like sorting, pagination, filtering, and more for site visitors. Tables can be imported and exported from/to Excel, CSV, HTML, and JSON files.

More information

Please visit the plugin website at tablepress.org for more information or a demo. For latest news, follow @TablePress on Twitter.

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!

TablePress Extensions

Additional features and useful enhancements are available as separate plugins, called TablePress Extensions, on the plugin website.

Usage

After installing the plugin, you can create and manage tables on the “TablePress” screen in the WordPress Dashboard.

To show one of your tables in a post or on a page, embed the Shortcode [table id=<the-ID> /] into a “Shortcode” block at the desired place in the block editor. Each table has a unique ID that needs to be adjusted in that Shortcode.

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.

Acknowledgements

Special thanks go to Allan Jardine for the DataTables JavaScript library.
Thanks to all language file translators!
Thanks to every donor, supporter, and bug reporter!

License

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.

Screenshots

  • "All Tables" screen
  • "Edit" screen
  • "Add new Table" screen
  • "Import" screen
  • "Export" screen
  • "Plugin Options" screen
  • "About" screen
  • An example table (as it can be seen on the TablePress website)

Installation

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 wait a moment. Finally, click “Activate” and start using the plugin!

Manual installation works just as for other WordPress plugins:

  1. Download and extract the ZIP file.
  2. Move the folder “tablepress” to the “wp-content/plugins/” directory of your WordPress installation, e.g. via FTP.
  3. Activate the plugin “TablePress” on the “Plugins” screen of your WordPress Dashboard.
  4. Create and manage tables by going to the “TablePress” screen in the admin menu.
  5. To insert a table into a post or page, copy its Shortcode [table id=<ID> /] and paste it into a “Shortcode” block at the desired place in the block editor. Each table has a unique ID that needs to be adjusted in that Shortcode.
  6. You can change the table styling by using CSS code, which can be entered into the “Custom CSS” textarea on the “Plugin Options” screen.

FAQ

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.

Support?

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!

Requirements?

In short: WordPress 5.6 or higher, while the latest version of WordPress is always recommended.

Languages and Localization?

TablePress uses the “Translate WordPress” platform. Please see the sidebar on the TablePress page in the WordPress Plugin Directory for available translations.

To make TablePress available in your language, go to the TablePress translations page, log in with a free wordpress.org account and start translating.

Migration from WP-Table Reloaded

Several years ago, TablePress has superseded the now discontinued WP-Table Reloaded plugin. If you are still using that, please see the migration guide and switch to TablePress.

Development

You can follow the development of TablePress more closely in its official GitHub repository.

Where can I get more information?

Please visit the official plugin website for the latest information on this plugin, or follow @TablePress on Twitter.

Reviews

April 30, 2021
Very easy to use and now I have discovered that there are some additional plugins to add functionality such as sticky headers. Thank you!
April 25, 2021
Outstanding plugin. Table entry is a breeze. You've got to know CSS though. There's a lot of help on the website and some excellent YouTube tutorials.
April 25, 2021
I added a simple three column table to my site and found Tablepress does the job well. Importing data is a piece of cake. The resulting table online is easily printable, searchable and sortable for website visitors.
April 22, 2021
TablePress gives me everything I want and more and, if I have any particular request, Tobias makes a real effort to understand what I want and then responds within a day or so. I do not often make donations to plug-in developers, but make an exception here because of the quality of the product and the exceptional level of support. Andy
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Contributors & Developers

“TablePress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“TablePress” has been translated into 37 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “TablePress” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

Recent changes are shown below. For earlier changes, please see the changelog history.

Version 1.13

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 5.7.
  • Enhancement: Allow replacing/appending existing tables when importing a ZIP archive of files.
  • Enhancement: Add ARIA labels to the table when its name or description is printed.
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS features in “Custom CSS”.
  • Enhancement: Increase compatibility with PHP 8 and jQuery 3.x by no longer using deprecated functions.
  • Bugfix: Properly update cell references in formulas when one is moved, on the “Edit” screen.
  • Updated external libraries (DataTables, SimpleXLSX, CSSTidy, Build tools).
  • Some internal changes for better stability, translations, and documentation.
  • TablePress 1.13 requires WordPress 5.6!

Version 1.12

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 5.5.
  • Enhancement: Add placeholder variables with table and cell information for use in formulas.
  • Bugfix: Properly handle math formulas with numbers in their names in the math parser.
  • Bugfix: Restore proper highlighting of input fields with invalid values in the admin area.
  • Updated external libraries (DataTables, SimpleXLSX, Build tools).
  • Some internal changes for better stability, translations, and documentation.