If you have ever worked with tables in WordPress then you know how much of a pain in the neck it can be to get the HTML formatting to look the way you want. You can easily spend an hour tweaking code to try to get your table to match the rest of your site. Easy Table is a new plugin for WordPress that can save you time and trouble when trying to display tabular data in an attractive way.
Easy Table lets you create tables that can be inserted into posts, pages or widget areas. It is super easy to use and it looks great. All you have to do is install the plugin and then use the shortcodes to generate tables right within your post. There’s no need to switch back and forth from your post to your toolbar or another window. For example, here’s how you would display a basic table:
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You can make basic text tables or add additional parameters, but the easiest option is to let the Easy Table plugin generate your table from a CSV file.
Easy Table Features Include:
- Easy to use, no advanced skill required
- Display table in post, page or even in widget
- Read data from CSV file and display the data in table
- Sortable table column (using tablesorter jQuery plugin)
- Fancy table design (using Twitter Bootstrap CSS)
Easy Table is an excellent alternative to manually creating or styling tables within your WordPress site. You can even switch back and forth from HTML to Visual mode in the post editor without breaking the table.
Download the Easy Table plugin from the WordPress repository the next time you need to generate tables on your site. Don’t forget to rate it, and come back here to let us know what you think of it too.