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.

Do you have a lot of tables? You can organize them in folders! Wicked Folders Pro supports TablePress and might be the right solution for you.

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-e

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

14 August 2022
This is an absolutely brilliant plugin. Having a basic understanding of the DOM will helt you a long way, and of course a knowledge of CSS can make this too make wonders for your tables. The reusability of modules and table-types are what really seems appealing to me. I hate websites with inconsistent design. TablePress makes it extremely easy to have a sit-wide consistency in all of your tables. I conjunction with the Custom CSS and JS plugin you can really make some magic with your tables, but even as a standalone plugin the ways you can easily modify your tables with a few ticks in boxes makes for a great plugin for beginners as well as seasones WordPress users/developers. I use the TablePress plugin in conjunction with the Custom CSS and JS plugin, but you can also add the JS in the Default Custom Code menu in WordPress and adding a little jQuery can make for some truly dynamic tables with color changing cells depending on contant, etc. But even without this the plugin still provides you with plenty of bells and whistles such as dividin table into set number of lines, user enabled sorting on columns (you specify which columns are sortable), etc. The possibilities are endless. Bi other table plugin will ever be needed. Needless to say this plugin works seamlessly with Gutenberg. The plugins scalability makes it a must for beginners as well as seasoned developers.
13 August 2022
Tobias has given our Wordpress community a wonderful addition with this plugin. I use Tablepress on multiple sites and truly appreciate the convenience it offers. Everything is done on a simple, yet flexible, interface and making the tables look "like they belong on this site" is a breeze! Need a table? Tablepress.
06 August 2022
I've been using TablePress for about 9 months now and I'm really impressed! If you just want to display a table and have it look nice with maybe some filters and pagination then TablePress is the way to go. For pro users there are tons of plugin options, Custom Commands, and a number of interesting extensions. You can get really granular and setup the table and filters to perform seemingly complex operations with just a few shortcode and command tweaks. I should mention that styling the output is very easy too. Beside that you can find examples of how to extend TablePress with code. Right now I have it hooked up with CF7 which basically allows users to submit via the front end. Awesome! The best feature of this plugin: Tobias, the developer. Just look at the support forum. This guy answers everything!
06 August 2022
This is a wonderful plugin. Even the free version has all the desirable features. If you need anything complex, you can always use custom commands to do it.
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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 41 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “TablePress” into your language.

Interested in development?

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Changelog

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

Version 1.14

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 5.8.
  • Enhancement: Make behavior of bulk action selectors on the “All tables” screen more user-friendly.
  • Enhancement: Apply and enforce more granular coding standards for better code maintainability.
  • Enhancement: Allow import files with an .xlsm file extension, in addition to .xlsx files.
  • Enhancement: Add more options (filter and action hooks) for external integration of custom code.
  • Bugfix: Fix handling of the help box on the “Edit” screen when it’s opened again after closing it.
  • Bugfix: Properly return modified table data when external code integrates into TablePress.
  • Bugfix: Correctly localize dates in files names of downloaded export files.
  • Bugfix: Fix typos in the code for math formula parsing that could lead to error messages in rare cases.
  • Updated external libraries (DataTables, SimpleXLSX, Build tools).
  • Some internal changes for better stability, translations, and documentation.

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!