7 Best WordPress Plugins To Create Responsive Tables (2016)

Using tables in the blog posts is the recent craze in the blogging world. Thanks to the wide availability of WordPress table creator plugins that make tables creating insanely easy. Now you can create tables without any HTML or CSS skills.

Tables make things easier to find and understand. Having a table in the blog post increases your chances of being featured on the “Featured Snippet” area of Google SERP’s. It also helps you to increase your affiliate sales. For more traffic and sales, you should seriously think about adding tables to your blog posts.

If you want to insert a table in your content, you are in the right place. In this post, I am going to share some best table creator plugins for WordPress.

Here’s the list of best WordPress Plugins to create tables.

*This Table is created by Thrive Content Builder.

Now let’s see some details of these plugins.

1. TablePress

TablePress is the most popular plugin for creating beautiful tables. Here at RoadToBlogging, I use this plugin for adding tables to some of my posts. The built-in shortcode of the plugin makes it very easy to display the tables on your posts, pages, widgets, or the sidebar. You can edit the table without writing any code, which is useful for anyone.

The plugin also allows you to export or import table data to and from other websites respectively. You can provide advanced features like filtering, sorting, pagination, etc. by adding an extension. There are lots of other extensions which allow you to make the tables responsive, allow PHP code in the table, automatic URL conversion, etc.

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2. Table Maker

Table Maker is another popular WordPress plugin for creating tables. It is especially useful for creating and displaying comparison tables. Once you install and activate the plugin, it will automatically create the first table for you. You can edit the cells by clicking on them.

As the plugin supports HTML and custom shortcodes, it is possible to display any data in the table. The plugin comes with a few icons which can be used inside the cells. Each table has its own shortcode. You can use the shortcode to place the table anywhere you want. You can enable or disable responsiveness for the tables. It is also possible to export or import table content.

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3. Thrive Content Builder

As you can guess from the name, this is not your regular table builder plugin. Rather, it’s a fully featured content builder system which you can use to create any layout for your blog. You can use Thrive Content Builder to create fully responsive tables.

Thanks to the visual WYSIWYG table builder, you can create exactly the type of table you want. Clicking on any table cell allows you to edit the content. The built-in table of contents feature will be very helpful for making your longer posts skimmable. It also lets you create Pricing Tables too. Here's a live example of Pricing Table, created by Thrive Content Builder.

15

License Pack

  • Install up to 15 sites.
  • Includes all the features
  • Unlimited free updates

$147

5

License Pack

  • Install up to 5 sites.
  • Includes all the features
  • Unlimited free updates

$97

1

License

  • Install on only 1 sites.
  • Includes all the features
  • Unlimited free updates

$67

The conversion-oriented features of Thrive Content Builder can be the missing keys to taking your blog to the next level. You can get the single site license for $67.

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4. Easy Table 

If you are looking for a simple solution to create tables from CSV files, Easy Table is one of the best options for you. As the title suggests, this plugin is provided with an easy way of creating tables. Instead of writing complex HTML codes or clicking a button, you can create the table right from the post while you are adding the post.

Unlike most other table creator plugins, you can switch back and forth between the visual and code mode in the editor without breaking the table format. The table could be displayed on any post, page, or widget. You can enable data sorting for any column. It is also possible to use auto-numbering for adding serial numbers.

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5. wpDataTables

WpDataTables is an incredibly powerful table creator plugin for WordPress. This premium plugin allows you to create and customize beautiful tables without writing any code. It is also possible to create tables from various existing sources like Excel, Spreadsheet, CSV, MySQL, XML, or JSON files.

The built-in formula column will make your life easier by showing auto-calculated values. You can edit the table from both the front-end and the back-end. The customizable pre-set conditions will automatically highlight the relevant cells and rows.

WpDataTables can also be used to create interactive charts. As the plugin is fully compatible with Visual Composer, you can use the plugin with any premium theme. The documentations and step-by-step video tutorials will be useful to utilize various theme features. You can get wpDataTables for $35.

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6. League Table

League Table provides a premium solution to create complex tables like leaderboard, ranking chart, comparison table, etc. You can use this plugin to display detailed statistics about various sports teams, gadgets, educational institutions, medical institutions, etc. The visitors can sort the chart by using multiple columns.

It is possible to choose custom colors for various sections like header font, background, even and odd row font, background, border, etc. The fully responsive table plugin comes with dedicated shortcodes. You can use the shortcode to display the table in various places on your website. You can get the plugin for $15.

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7. Pricing Table Builder - Easy Pricing Tables

The name clearly indicates that this plugin is specially developed for creating pricing tables. This plugin also allows you to create and publish fully featured comparison tables. The fully responsive tables look great on any screen size.

You can choose a featured column as the popular choice. The columns can be dragged and dropped to change location. The available customization options include choosing the font size, color, border style, etc.

There is also a premium version of the plugin. The Pro version comes with 10 attractive templates, advanced customization options, tooltip, premium support, etc. You can get the personal license of Pricing Table Builder Pro for $29.

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Wrapping It Up

Using tables can significantly improve the user experience of your website. As this post has introduced you to the best WordPress table creator plugins, I hope you will be able to choose the best one for you.

However, if you are still confused, here are my suggestions –

Now that I have made my recommendations, let’s find out which one is your favorite. If you had to choose one of these table creator plugins, which one would you choose? Let me know your choice via comment.

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Note: This post is built on Thrive Content Builder.

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Istiak Rayhan
 

Istiak Rayhan is the founder of RoadToBlogging.com, a blog that aims to make bloggers' journey easier. Istiak loves to help newbie bloggers to build a better blog. Here's more about him.

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