How to Create and Manage Tables in WordPress with TablePress Plugin

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If you have been using WordPress for some time, than you know there are few things that it doesn’t allow you to do and creating tables is one of them. There are times, when you would need a table to add pricing structure or some data but couldn’t do it because the best blogging platform doesn’t have any thing like that.

Though, you can easily add a stylish table manually by using HTML & CSS, but it’s not an feasible option because not everyone know the HTML & CSS.

In this post I am going to show you, how you can easily add a table in WordPress with the help of TablePress plugin.

About TablePress Plugin

TablePress is a free plugin that allows you to create and manage tables, without having to write HTML code, and it adds valuable functions for your visitors.

The plugin is the official successor of the WP-Table Reloaded plugin.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to install and set up the TablePress plugin.

Step 1, install and activate the plugin.

Navigate to Plugins > Add New > search for “TablePress” or if you’re familiar with installing plugins in WordPress than you might want to download it from the WordPress directory and upload it manually.


Step 2, once the plugin is activated, there will be a new “TablePress” menu item in your dashboard.

add new table

To create  a new table! Go to TablePress > Add new Table and fill all the details. Add the title, description and number of rows & columns you want to show. You can always add or remove the rows / columns later. Once you’re done adding all the info, click the “add table” button.

How to create a table in WordPress

Now add the table entries by clicking edit table button.

Step 3, Last step is to add the table in blog posts. Either add the table manually using the code [table=”table ID /] or by clicking the table icon in your visual editor.

How to add a table in WordPressThat’s it. I have covered the basic functionality of TablePress here, it is a powerful plugin that allows you to add tables in multiple ways without using any HTML or CSS code.

Fortunately, the plugin author has created an detailed documentation which can be found here, so using the TablePress plugin won’t involve any hard work.

About the Author: Devesh Sharma is a WordPress fanatic and loves experimenting with WordPress themes & plugins.Get more from Devesh on  and Twitter.
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