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Adding tables to pages

Old Oct 12, 2009, 10:51 AM
179 posts · Feb 2009
Palm Beach Gardens FL
Is there a simple way to add tables to a page (in the body content, not sidebars) - or do they have to be hand-coded html?

I probably put this in the wrong place, but couldn't see another category where it fit - apologies.

Old Oct 12, 2009, 10:56 AM
paulae's Avatar
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Get the TinyMCE Advanced plugin. It adds many useful items to the built-in post editor, including a table creation icon.
Old Oct 12, 2009, 11:07 AM
179 posts · Feb 2009
Palm Beach Gardens FL
Thanks for your quick reply! Much appreciated.

I've downloaded and installed TinyMCE Advanced.

Do you know if this can be used with exec-php - which seems to require disabling WYSIWYG for php to work in the pages/posts?

I understand I need exec-php in order for Paypal buttons to work.
Old Oct 12, 2009, 11:41 AM
paulae's Avatar
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
Hmmm. Not sure. Maybe Juggledad has the answer. Actually, I just posted about a tangential idea: you can add PHP code directly using the Edit Posts/Pages Info area, to the kicker or footer areas.

I know if you need to put an iframe into a post or page, you have to do it in HTML mode. If you switch to visual editor, the iframe code goes away. I don't see why you couldn't use the TinyMCE Advanced plugin, just switch to HTML mode when necessary. That's what I've done.

Remember to click on the kitchen sink icon to get all your new icons to show up. You have to configure TinyMCE advanced by dragging and dropping the new features you want up to the top. Then, say you want to add a table to a post. You'd click on the table icon, configure it, and then later if you want to edit it, right-click on the table and you can edit elements of the table. It's not as good as Dreamweaver's table creation, though. Sometimes I make a table in DW and copy/paste it into the post. Don't forget, too, that the theme has styles for tables, which you can configure in the ATA Options.
Old Oct 12, 2009, 12:03 PM
179 posts · Feb 2009
Palm Beach Gardens FL
Thanks, I'll wait to see if juggledad jumps in with any more insight on the php. And so far, I don't plan on using iframes, but I'll keep that in mind.

A question on the TinyMCE setup - should I enable the bottom two check boxes in the Advanced section: "Import the current theme CSS classes", and "Stop removing the <p> and <br/> tags when saving and show them in the HTML editor>

I'm not sure what the implications of these are?
Old Oct 26, 2009, 07:26 PM
jkgourmet's Avatar
54 posts · Aug 2009
ttt - I've got the same questions, please?
Old Oct 30, 2009, 07:59 AM
Flynn's Avatar
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
I would create the tables manually in the WP editor, in HTML mode

HTML Code:
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
Old Oct 30, 2009, 08:48 AM
179 posts · Feb 2009
Palm Beach Gardens FL
Thanks Flynn, in the end that's what I did because the tables were quite simple ones.

If they had to be complicated, that would be a whole other story and I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.

Old Dec 10, 2009, 06:09 AM
11 posts · Dec 2009
Originally Posted by Flynn
I would create the tables manually in the WP editor, in HTML mode

HTML Code:
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
<td> ... </td><td> ... </td><td> ... </td>
Good Day, I am really a newbee, just installed wordpress with atahualpa theme. I want to create a website with static pages for the rental of a holiday-villa. I already succeeded to get rid of the sidebars, but now i want to be able to format the center page with text and pictures. A table should do that i guess, but if i use the table that you mentioned, I do not use the "whole" screen. How can I create a table which uses the whole screenwidth (or should the width be limited for people with smaller screens?)
And then after that I would like to create buttons to quickly be able to jump to other static pages, with more specific info as for example an availability calender. I mention this to maybe get info from you in which direction i should go, and maybe advise me on what to read and learn first.

Hope You can help me. Greetings Edwin Matser
Old Dec 10, 2009, 08:05 AM
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23,743 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
take a look at http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=3845
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 10:13 AM
11 posts · Dec 2009
Thanx; I will start there!
Old Dec 19, 2009, 06:44 AM
bigliettaio's Avatar
128 posts · Nov 2009
Hi SG,
i used to make my tables with kompozer a mozilla plugin and then add it to post but finding not very perfoming tool a (re)biginning to insert manually table.

Remeber to write it "row by row" and look at following w3school rules :

Last edited by bigliettaio; Dec 19, 2009 at 06:46 AM.
Old Feb 2, 2012, 08:08 AM
1 posts · Feb 2012
Apart from tinymce are there any other plugins that can create tables. I need something quite flexible.
Old Feb 2, 2012, 11:41 AM
lmilesw's Avatar
10,175 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
Please define flexible. Tables are just code you style with inline code or CSS and are by their nature flexible.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 10:21 AM
50 posts · Nov 2011
Staffordshire UK

Hi I use Tinymc tables for the dog rescues websites, they appear to do their job fine as you can see in the link.



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