Displaying information in concise tables is an effective way to break down data and make it easily accessible to your audience, you can’t do this while posting a normal post except with a tool, which could be coding or with the use of plugins.
Tables are an important tool to sort and present data in an understandable format. Even though you can create tables by manually writing HTML and CSS inside your posts, it is not a feasible option for many specially if they lack the HTML and CSS knowledge.
Unless you know how to code, installing a WordPress table plugin is the best way to create and display tables on your website. In this article, you’ll learn how to use Tablepress plugin to build tables. We discuss its features and then provide step by step instructions on how to add tables on your site.
Best of all, you don’t need to know any HTML or CSS to add tables in WordPress using this tutorial.
By the end of this article, you will be able to confidently add tables in WordPress using Tablepress.
First thing you need to do is install and activate TablePress plugin.
Once activated, the plugin adds a TablePress menu item in your WordPress admin.
Now you will reach Edit Table screen. This is the table editor where you can add data to your table. You can also add and remove columns or rows. All rows and columns can be dragged and rearranged. Once you have created the table, it is time to add this table into a post.
Open an existing post or create a new post to enter the table. If you are using the visual editor, then you will see the tables icon in your visual editor. Pressing the button will open a pop up showing your tables. Press Insert Shortcode button next to the table you want, and it will add a shortcode to your post.
If you do not use the visual editor, then you can simply insert the shortcode manually. Click on the TablePress menu item, and it will show you the list of tables you have created.
Take your mouse over to the table you want to add. Click on Show Shortcode, and this will open a pop-up window with the table shortcode. Copy the shortcode and paste it in your post wherever you want to insert the table.
Get table shortcode to add in posts
That’s all. It is this easy to create and add tables in your WordPress posts. You don’t have to write a single line of HTML or CSS.
As you can see, if you are looking to add tables in WordPress, the Tablepress plugin is a great option. With it, you can quickly create professional and stylish tables that will help display important data and information to your audience in easy-to-read layouts.
With numerous customization settings, Tablepress will enable you to design tables to your exact specifications, even to an extent you can even export all your table in CSV, HTML and JSON formats. this need a proper understanding of the plugin instructions.
Have you used Tablepress to add tables in WordPress? Please share your thoughts on the plugin in the comments below.