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Easily Create Tables in WordPress with TablePress

Creating tables, especially ones that look nice, can be difficult for beginners.

This tutorial will show you how to easily create tables in WordPress. Plus, they'll look great!

Let's get started.

Install

Easily Create Tables in WordPress with TablePress

We'll use the TablePress plugin for WordPress.

Go to:

  • Plugins -> Add New
  • Search for "TablePress"
  • Install Now and active the plugin

Add New Table

After activating the plugin, go to:

  • TablePress -> Add New Tables
  • Fill out the form
  • Click the "Add Table" button when done

Fill in Table

Fill in your table rows and columns.

Manipulate Table

Below the table, you'll see some buttons that allow you to manipulate the table.

I'm going to go ahead and add another two rows to my example table.

Two more rows were inserted at the bottom.

To work with any of the other table manipulation buttons, use the select checkboxes.

Options

TablePress comes with another of different options that you can choose. I recommend leaving the defaults. Only change them if you see something you want to improve.

Save and preview

When you're done creating your table, be sure to save it. Then preview it to make sure it looks good.

Embed the table

Finally, the last step is to insert the table.

To the right of the table name, you'll see the shortcode. Copy the it.

Paste the shortcode into your page or post. Then save and preview your content.

Final result

Voila! That's one good looking table. Great job!


About the author

Nick is the Director of Support at OSTraining and you can find him in almost every area of the site, from answering support requests and account questions to creating tutorials and software.