How to Create Table in WordPress Without Plugin.
Most of you who use WordPress know that there is no native way to add tables to your page. Yes, you can use third party plugins like TablePress to add tables to WordPress, but this is not the most efficient way to do it. Plugins not only make your web page slower, but they also complicate the source code. Fortunately, there are several ways to create a table in WordPress Without using a plug-in. Let’s take a look at them.
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Create a spreadsheet in WordPress without the plugin
1. Use Google Docs
I use Google Docs to create the first drafts of my article, as they are not only more responsive than WordPress, but they also allow me to collaborate with other authors. And thankfully, Google Docs has a spreadsheet feature built in as well. All you have to do is create a spreadsheet in Google Docs, format it the way you want, and then copy and paste the spreadsheet from Google Docs into the WordPress visual editor. Yes, it’s that simple. Let’s take a closer look at this.
Go to the Google Docs page and click the Insert button on the menu bar. Click Table and select the size of your table. You can choose a table up to 20×20 cells, and I think that’s more than enough.
After choosing a size, the table appears on the Google Docs page. When you have a blank spreadsheet, I recommend that you start filling it out in the Google Docs editor. The reason is that you can easily update rows / columns in Google Docs, which will not be possible later when you move them to WordPress.
To add rows and columns to Google Docs. Right click on a cell in the table and you will see several options for inserting rows / columns to the left and right of the cell.
When you’re done, copy the table by selecting an area with your mouse or your keyboard arrow keys and paste it into the WordPress visual editor.
It automatically generates a table without the need for a plugin, pretty cool. You can resize the entire table to fit your page layout by tapping the corner of the table in the WordPress editor.
While the Google Docs spreadsheet method is very simple, there are some limitations. You cannot resize individual cells, color, and the table is also unresponsive. This means your spreadsheet won’t fit well on mobile devices and will overshoot the page boundaries. The following method fixes this problem.
2. Use the online table generator
As I said, you can use several methods to add a table and there are many good online table generators. These online spreadsheet editors are useful when working with large and complex spreadsheets. All you have to do is find a suitable online table generator for you, set the table dimensions, enter the table contents, and copy the contents into the WordPress editor.
All online table generators work fine and I personally like the Responsive Table Generator because it offers a simple layout and a quick preview side by side. Best of all, all tables are responsive, meaning that if the screen is too small to display the full content, the table will display a horizontal scroll bar.
You can enter data manually, paste it from an Excel sheet, or paste the HTML table code and edit it.
In this case, we will do it manually. To get started, click on the “Enter data” button on the main page and select the size of the table, and then enter the contents of the table into the cells. You get additional options in the form of a checklist so that the first row / column remains the table header.
After you’ve made your changes and are happy with the table. Scroll down the page and copy the HTML output of your page to the clipboard.
Then go to the WordPress post where you want to include this table, click the Text tab to switch to the HTML text editor. Now you just need to paste it into your WordPress editor and save your changes. Your table will appear on the page and adjust to fit the screen size.
The table in the editor looks a little squashed, but that’s okay. After the page is saved, it adapts to the page size. The table shrinks as the screen size decreases. Rest assured your desk won’t ruin the page layout on any device.
3. Latest schedule generator online
Finally, you can also use Rapidtables, it offers more customization than the previous one. This table generator creates a table in HTML, so it doesn’t require much coding experience. You can just copy and paste it into your page code and you’re done.
Following the instructions, we will create our table, you can customize the background color, border color, border, style, padding, etc. After creating the custom table, copy the content into the WordPress editor.
The table looks like the picture below and contains all the configurable parameters. While you may not see the results in the editor, if you check the preview you will see an updated table.
The best way to create a table in WordPress without the plugin?
There were several ways that we can add a table in WordPress without using a plugin. Now you can use Google Docs if you want a quick tool to create a spreadsheet. It couldn’t be easier. A responsive table generator is especially recommended if you need a table that adapts to different screen sizes. Rapidtables, while unresponsive, offers more customization. You can decide which method to use and maybe let us know in the comments.
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