WP Table Manager: Styling Tables
The format tab is available at the right of your screen by default. It contains different parameters.
- Cell type: default or HTML. The default type allows you to make calculation with it the HTML inserting HTML content like images. A WYSIWYG editor for every cell will be implemented in the next version, for the moment you add HTML in the cell.
- Cell background color: defining background color of course
Borders and font options can be applied on single or multiple cells.
The row and column width can be defined in pixels. Select column or row anywhere in the table and validate size.
2. Theme and sorting options
In each table, you can find Theme selection option at Menu Theme. Just click on a theme to apply it.
On the same Menu Theme > Alternate colors, the "Automatic styling" feature helps you color the line on your table with Header styling and Footer styling options. You can select the template styles or make your own at plugin settings.
The sortable parameter allows you to make AJAX data sorting on frontend. You can see on Menu Format > Sort.
The table align is about align the div that contain the whole table, center all the table for example. You can find at Menu Format > Table align.
A cell highlight is also available as an option. You can enable this feature in the configuration. It is disabled by default. You can select highlight row adjust color and opacity of highlighting.
3. Add tooltip on cells
On each cell on a table, you can see the Add tooltip option when doing a right click on it.
You can set the tooltip width in pixels. It will bring you to a tooltip with an editor to edit.
Add content and save, you’re done, the tooltip will be displayed on public side on mouse hover.
4. Line and column freezing
Line or column freezing are available in the Menu Format > Responsive options. You can freeze up to 5 lines or columns. It's counted from the first row/col.
To make row freezing there’s an additional option that let you fix the height of the table (because your table container may have an infinite height).
When you have chosen the line or column to freeze, you’ll be able to scroll on your table and always displaying the fixed line/rows.
5. Filtering column data
A filtering option is available at Menu Format > Filters. You can activate it by clicking to enable public data filtering fields.
Example of filters:
6. Cell padding and border radius
You can find the border icon on toolbar helps adjust padding and border radius on cell.
7. Custom CSS
Let’s go one step beyond. If you’re a web designer with css skills you’ll be able to add css at Menu Format > Custom CSS.
The CSS code is colored using code mirror and can be written in less CSS, it works too!
Cells, line, columns have coordinates to identify each one and apply custom css on it. R is row, C is column.
8. Responsive WordPress Tables
Are my tables responsive or use the scroll on small devices?
WP Table Manager handle the responsive design with a priority tool, as an option. By default the responsive feature is disabled, there will be an overflow (witch is working great on mobile though). In order to use Hiding Cols option, you should go to Menu Format > Responsive options.
The responsive mode is advanced, you can define a priority for hiding columns on mobile sizes. When columns are hidden, a mobile menu with check box will be displayed to force the display/hide of columns.
The column size is fixed during the table edition. If the size of all the columns is too large for the container you'll have an overflow and you'll be able to easily scroll on mobile devices.
Table with a scroll (better for a small amount of columns)
Table with column hidden (better for a big amount of columns)
9. Download table
In order to share your table to public, you should enable Download button option at Table tab on the right panel. The file type will be *.xlsx.
You can find this feature at Menu > Format tab in each table. Use toggle button to enable and pick the number of rows to display in a page.