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Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« on: March 12, 2011, 06:08:34 AM »
Hi Gang

What is the easiest way to create a 2 column, 9 row table PLUS a 4 column, 5 row table within a wordpress blog post?

The first table will be used to list features/benefits and the 2nd table is a comparison listing

I've seen a few plug ins that might be able to help but before I go uploading just wanted some 'social proof' as to the best way to go about this.

Cheers

Dom



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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2011, 10:23:41 AM »
Hi Dom,
I haven't tried to do this BUT I THINK if you can just create the table in your favorite html editor then get the raw html from that, you should be able to paste it into the post. Switch the WP editor to "source" when you do.

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2011, 10:50:35 AM »
Hi Dom,
I haven't tried to do this BUT I THINK if you can just create the table in your favorite html editor then get the raw html from that, you should be able to paste it into the post. Switch the WP editor to "source" when you do.


Yeah, thought of that Mike - it does seem to work

Let's see what I can do

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2011, 03:08:28 PM »
You can actually create a table in Microsoft Word by specifying the number of rows and columns you need, then highlight that and COPY it.

Then go to your Wordpress blog, and on the VISUAL tab, just do PASTE ...

... and you'll have exactly what you need.

Hope that helps.


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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2011, 04:34:49 PM »
Learned something else there. I would have used Word but wouldn't have a clue after that.
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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 06:14:52 PM »
Henley and Mike,

Thanks for your replies to Dom's question.  That will help me at some point, I just know it!

And Donald, I hope you have a better tomorrow.


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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 12:32:06 AM »
You can actually create a table in Microsoft Word by specifying the number of rows and columns you need, then highlight that and COPY it.

Then go to your Wordpress blog, and on the VISUAL tab, just do PASTE ...

... and you'll have exactly what you need.

Hope that helps.

Now, I never knew that! Thanks H.

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 09:11:42 AM »
Word throws all sorts of bad code into a document, so save the file as Text to avoid problems during the import.

There is a plugin called "WP Tables" that works OK.

What I do is simply write the HTML code, but creating in a visual editor like Kompozer and pasting in the post works really well.

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 09:14:14 AM »
Word throws all sorts of bad code into a document, so save the file as Text to avoid problems during the import.

There is a plugin called "WP Tables" that works OK.

What I do is simply write the HTML code, but creating in a visual editor like Kompozer and pasting in the post works really well.

gary

Thanks for that mate, might come in handy.

Donald

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 03:08:56 PM »
I would recommend the WP Supper Edit plugin - with it you canadd a whole lot of extra functionalities to your TinyMCE including tables. It works wonders for me :)

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 03:52:42 PM »
The TinyMCE Plugin has tables in it.

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 04:58:12 PM »
Dom get the Advanced TinyMCE plugin... it will do it for you.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tinymce-advanced/

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Re: Creating tables inside a wordpress blog post
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 06:02:46 PM »
Brilliant - thanks all for your input