The days of table based websites are long gone and you most certainly should not be using tables to build a website. There is one legitimate reason why you would create a table in modern websites, and that is to display tabular data. Perhaps you want to display a pricing table, or a basic spreadsheet-like table to display a bunch of numeric values. But writing good quality table markup and then styling it can be a little challenging and time consuming. Here are some handy tools to make the task easier.
WP-Table Reloaded WordPress Plugin
Here are some of the key features of the plugin:
- Show tables in your posts, pages or in text widgets using a shortcode or anywhere else in your theme using a template tag.
- Alternating row colors.
- Row highlighting on hover.
- Custom CSS Styling.
- Import a table (from CSV, XML or HTML files.)
- Add links or images to your table (from the Media Library.)
You can download the plugin from the developer’s site. There is excellent documentation and examples so you can learn how to use it fast.
Premium WordPress Pricing Table Plugins
While we are on the topic, I thought I should at least mention a couple other premium plugins for creating pricing tables. These plugins are being offered for purchase at codecanyon.com.
Of course, you can design and code tables and pricing tables without the need for a plugin. I’m definitely someone who believes that the fewer plugins installed on your WordPress site the better, but these certainly make the job of creating tables and pricing tables much easier.
- Basic Table Styling
- Feature Table Design
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