9 Best WordPress Plugins To Create Responsive Tables

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 in 2018.

*Notice: On mobile devices, scroll right to see entire table.

*This Table is created with Thrive Architect

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.


Ninja Tables is a fast-growing freemium plugin that makes your blog more comprehensive by adding different types of dynamic tables on your blog. You can create different varieties of tables like the general tables, comparison tables; even you can create a pricing table using the Ninja Tables plugin.

The most important aspect of the plugin is its responsiveness with a smart breakdown facility. The plugin is unique regarding UI and UX. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best table plugins in the WordPress directory.

Responsive breakdown facility of this plugin allows you to solve the responsiveness issue. You can also put custom CSS to make things customizable. Shortcode facility enables you to post table anywhere on the site. All these can be done without knowing a single line code.


3. 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.


4. Thrive Architect

Previously known as Thrive Content Builder, Thrive Architect is not a 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.


5. 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.


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.


7. 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.


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.


GS Pricing Table is another useful plugin to add beautifully designed pricing and comparison tables to your WordPress site. This responsive table builder comes with some fantastic features like column & rows for pricing plans, four different designs, custom CSS, etc.

It's a premium plugin. You need to pay $24.99 for a single license site. 


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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  • SMN ZAMAN says:

    Hi Istiak,

    Great tools review post once again. All the 7 tools are marvelously exciting for creating tables on WP sites.

    But I’ve some questions if you’d answer.

    I saw Thrive Content Builder, but why it’s priced so high? We can still use the free alternatives to it!

    But I think that Thrive has something potential that made it worthy of price. I think you know it better as you’re using Thrive theme (May be the content builder as well).

    Thanks for your post.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Thrive Content Builder has no solid alternative. Try to buy the plugin on this Black Friday.

  • Hi Istiak,

    for now i’m using TablePress, it’s simple, easy to use and free.

    but after reading your comparison, i’m interested in Thrive Content Builder.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Great! Thrive Content Builder is not just Table Creator plugin. It’s more than that. It’s a total content building solution for WordPress. Even I’ve built this post with Thrive Content Builder. Thanks for stopping by.

      • Bambang Eko says:

        Sure, i should buy this plugin on someday.

        btw, what a plugin that are you using to notify comment reply?

        • Istiak Rayhan says:

          It’s ReplyMe plugin.

  • Easy Table has been removed from the WordPress plugin directory.

  • Thanks for Sharing excellent Infomation about WordPress Plugins. Really, I love your article and your tips. I have started blogging and I am enjoying. I implement in my blogs. It’s really helpful. Thank You again. :-

  • mike says:

    I love Tablepress. If you aren’t looking for a fancy table but a functional one, then this should be the best option for you. Unlike most WordPress table plugins, TablePress is incredibly easy to use. Once you install this plugin, you can start making tables within seconds.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Yes, TablePress is awesome. Currently, I am using TablePress and Thrive Architect.

  • Nice write up. I often create tables on my WordPress blog for comparisons or listing features. I was using TinyMCE for the purpose earlier and recently I shifted to TablePress. It is a fantastic plugin with many customization features and attractive design.

    Thanks for the writing,

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      TablePress is the best solution. I’d also recommend you to try Thrive Architect.

  • Sazzadul Bari says:

    Dear Istiak Rayhan,

    Thanks for the valuable post but you have missed something more important. Give a try for Ninja Tables, I must say you would love the plugin most. I used Tablepress as well but for now, Ninja Tables is the best one ever.

    The article was so much pragmatic as I experienced about all the plugins you mentioned in the list. It’s really nice to see you that you are writing about the technical issues. People are getting confused as tons of tools are in the marketplace. I highly recommend everyone to give a try at least Ninja Tables for a smooth user experience. I feel in love after using such an amazing fast-growing plugin.

    Here is the link of

    Have a nice time.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Hi Sazzadul Bari,

      Thanks for letting me know about Ninja Tables. I’ll check the Ninja Tables. If it’s a good one, I’ll add it on the list.