Using tables is one of the best ways to show data in a comprehensive way. Tables make things easier to understand and engaging.
When it comes to adding tables in WordPress, you have two options.
You can use the default ‘Table’ block in the Gutenberg editor. But the problem, it’s very basic and it doesn’t allow you to create dynamic tables.
Another option is using a table plugin. There are some good table plugins out there. But most of them are not user-friendly and don’t offer true drag and drop functionality.
That’s why we decide to create a table plugin that is easy to use and allows you to create dynamic tables with a drag & drop builder. And you can insert the table anywhere by using a shortcode.
Introducing WP Table Builder
WP Table Builder is a Drag & Drop WordPress table plugin that allows you to create responsive and dynamic tables. You can create any type of tables by using the drag and drop interface.
We have been developing this plugin for over a year now. And finally, it’s ready to use. You can download the plugin from the WordPress repository.
The builder has 5 elements (Text, Image, Button, List, Star Rating) and more are coming. Each element has customization options. It has a cell management mode as well.
Getting Started With WP Table Builder
WP Table Builder is a free plugin. You can install it from your WordPress dashboard.
Just go Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for ‘WP Table Builder’.
As it’s a brand new plugin, it doesn’t show on the top of the list. Find ‘WP Table Builder’ and click on the ‘Install Now’ button. And activate the plugin.
Alternatively, you can download the plugin from here. And upload it to your WordPress site.
Just go to Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and click on ‘Upload Plugin’. Then choose the file from your desktop and click on ‘Install Now’.
That’s it. You are done.
Creating A New Table With WP Table Builder
Now it’s time to create the first table with WP Table Builder.
After activating the plugin, a new menu called ‘Table Builder’ will be added to your WordPress dashboard.
Just click on ‘Add New’ from ‘Table Builder’ menu.
A window will be popped up with a drag and drop interface.
At first, give a name to your table and select the number of columns and rows. BTW, you can add or remove columns/rows later.
Then you will see cells like this –
Then you can use drag and drop elements on the cells. (Watch the below video to understand how the drag and drop functionality works).
Once you’re done with building the table, click on ‘Save Table’ button. A shortcode will be popped up.
You can use the shortcode to insert the table anywhere you want.
Exploring The Features Of WP Table Builder
WP Table Builder offers some amazing features to help you build your desired tables in no time. The drag and drop interface makes it insanely easier.
Now let’s see some of the features of the plugin.
Currently, it has five elements. Each of the element comes with own customization options.
Text: You can change the size and color of the text.
Image: You can change the size and position (left, center, right) of the image. You can add link and alt text to the image.
Button: You can change the size (S, M, L, XL), color, and alignment of the button.
List: You can change the type, icon, color, and alignment of the list.
Star Rating: You can change the size and color of the ratings.
The plugin has a cell management mode that allows you to add or delete columns/rows. You can also change the column width and row height from there.
This makes the table creation easier.
You can make the table responsive just by toggling on ‘Make Table Responsive’. Also, make sure than you enabled ‘Top Row As Header’ to make table looks great.
Your table will look great on a mobile device.
There are some other amazing features like Table Border, Border Color, Cell Padding, Header Background, Even/Odd Row Background, and more.
Hope this table plugin will help you to create dynamic tables. And with the drag and drop interface, it will make your life easier.
However, this is the first version of the plugin. Our team is working hard to make it the best table plugin.
If you have any suggestions for the plugin, please let us know via comment. And if you liked the plugin, please help us by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.