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Advanced Table Options and Some other features not working (43 posts)

  1. Accounking
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Where did the advanced table features go from TinyMce.

    Like borders, table bg colors, cell borders etc?

    I need to use the advanced table features for my websites is there a way to get them back?

    Regards
    AK

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/

  2. Reinhold667
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Glad i am not the only one missing those.

  3. Accounking
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    This is totally Insane, Advanced Table Options were the only way to make some beautiful tables.

    Believe me I have tried tons of plugins easytable, tablepress, advanced tinymce nothing seems to be be even close.. :-( I am screwed...

  4. Reinhold667
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Well, many people today seem to use css for tables, and basically it is not that hard to make them with raw html but it was simply a lot easier and faster to make with the advanced table options.

    Its a hassle that it was removed and replaced with the current table options. Currently i just copy my older empty tables formats into a wordpad so i can just copy and paste them into a wp post but hope the old table options will be back with all their borders /colors etc options.

  5. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    This is a change in TinyMCE 'table' plugin. If it gets the background color and border color options back, I'll update this plugin to include it straight away :)

    Using CSS to style the tables is a better option. It's not that hard and many themes include some styling for tables by default.

  6. NZ Yogi
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    PLEASE PLEASE bring these features back.
    My clients don't know how to write css or html. And styling tables in a theme doesn't work if you want some tables to look different from others, some cells to look different from other.

    The main reason I use this plugin is for the table function.

    I hope this gets fixed soon.
    :|

  7. Accounking
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Here, I am my own client and my CSS & HTML aren't that good (yet).

    Why would the TinyMce people simply not re-code advanced table features for 4+ versions.

    I mean isn't that being really daft and ignorant, as a serious business you will research analyze do a CBA and then bring forth any changes whatsoever.

    I don't think the TinyMce people did a alot of that :-(

    Regards
    AK

  8. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    Most of the code in TinyMCE 4.0 was completely rewritten which, I'm sure, was a lot of work. I'm also pretty sure some of the advanced features will come back.

  9. AnthonyHall
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I do use css to style tables, but I don't want my users to have to go to the text editor to apply the styles. With previous versions I could apply and remove a class on a table, table row or table cell using the buttons. I could also style other elements with the styles menu, using the theme_advanced_styles option. Now I can't do either. As far as I can see the nearest thing is to use the Formats menu, with the option "Load the CSS classes used in editor-style.css and replace the Styles[sic] sub-menu." ticked. That only half works, however:

    1. It doesn't allow me to remove a class
    2. It is awkward to select a row or cell to apply the class to
    3. It doesn't find all the classes in the editor-style.css. For example my editor style has a definition like "table.programme td.progdate" and it doesn't find the class progdate.

    This whole "upgrade" to WP 3.9 is dreadful - you really should not remove features like this. Have you any idea how much users' time you are wasting?

  10. Arealpolitik
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Not sure why you guys would completely redo the interface and do away with the features that made your plugin unique, but I do know I am again looking for an editor plugin that works as yours once did. I can only imagine the number of others that are doing the same.

    Why fix what ain't broke?

  11. digbymaass
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    This is the kind of crassness that haunts WordPress and its plugins. Why even HAVE a table plugin if you have no controls for such simple things as table row background colour. If I'm using a 'quick' insert from a button I'm not wanting to muck about with CSS. I want to click the button and make a simple table with control over colours, borders etc.
    This is not an upgrade. It's a downgrade. And that's only the first thing I looked at. I wonder what other functionality has disappeared?

  12. Reinhold667
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    ^^ yup.

    Its the worst update i have seen since i use wordpress (2011)

    Was able to build up a site seen by some thousand people every day alone with only a few html knowledge thanks to the easy interface of wp and really awesdome plugins like the simple and still flawless tinymce advanced.

    Now half of the options which helped me to create articles, with galleries and tables are gone or over-complicated to use without copy-pasting already existing older tables or learning how they work.

    I asked before but got no answer...why were so many options removed in the first place? Whats the sense behind it?

  13. Accounking
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    OK ! So I am not alone..

    There are many of us who think alike.. One thing I know for a fact that its not the plugin makers they don't control TinyMce technology.

    TinyMce people thought of doing so in version 4.0 and I guess the plugin owners Ultimate TinyMce & TinyMce Advanced both just have to follow these changes. No choice.

    Hope the advanced tables come back asap.

    Regards
    AK

  14. fergofer00
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I agree. It is a terrible update.

    I miss the advanced options of the links

  15. ddhservices
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    There is other things that are missing as well i.e.: font, font size, letter colour, highlight colour. Perhaps it was not a good idea to merge TinyMCE with the WP Core files.

  16. AnthonyHall
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Andrew

    Thanks for the update to 4.0.2

    Please, is there any possibility of getting back the feature to set the css classes on the table, row and cell? I find those really useful. It would be really helpful to know whether you are going to be able to provide these.

    Thank you

    Anthony

  17. m266
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    table bg colors is not working in version 4.0.2 :-(

  18. hkoren
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Please restore this functionality!

  19. Patrick Pachner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Table Class would also be nice - clients use this often - for different table layouts...

  20. kathyras
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    I use the table class all the time as well. PLEASE update the plugin!!! Right now I have to revert to hand coding. I look at the coding from work I did on other sites. Really causing chaos.

  21. NZ Yogi
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Perhaps this plugin on Code Canyon may help those with table issues ...
    http://codecanyon.net/item/visual-table-formatting/6402889
    I haven't tried it myself yet but it looks useful, probably worth the $16 compared to the hassle of coding one's own tables.
    (By the way - I am in no way connected to the makers of that plugin - I just wanted to share what may be a possible alternative for people)
    :)

  22. Andrew Ozz
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    There is a much more powerful setting in TinyMCE 4.0 that can control almost everything inside the editor: http://www.tinymce.com/wiki.php/Configuration:style_formats. It is harder to set but once done most aspects of the editor can be customized. Also blogged about it here: http://azaozz.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/customizing-tinymce-4-0/.

    Been thinking to make a WordPress plugin around it that would add back some of the advanced styling options. Hope to have the time to do it :)

  23. H3b
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    The missing TinyMce4 tables styles are the worst DEGRADE for the whole editor and this interrupted my harmonious workflow for a while. Fortunately CKEditor still works with 3.9. so just use it instead to complicate your life with other suggestions

  24. czslim
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Glad i am not the only one missing those. Advanced Table Options were the only way to make some beautiful tables. Please bring these features back.

  25. kat123
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I just need border colors for now. I can wait on the rest, but without a color for the border, you can't see it.

    Can anyone give me the code to add that? I know enough about code to be dangerous, and I looked at the customizing info, but my first question is What file am I editing and how do I get to it?

    If I could figure that out and someone had a suggestion for setting the border color, I would be forever grateful.

  26. H3b
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    try that
    </td>
    <td style="text-align: center; border-color:#FFFFFF; background-color: #FFFFFF;">
    </td>
    Bug #6974
    The bug ticket so hopefully someone fix that mess

  27. H3b
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    or if you don't wont to mess with the code just install CKEditor

  28. kat123
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Thanks H3b - I'll give that a try!

  29. kat123
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I had tried putting the border-color: #990000; in the table tag and the editor deletes it every time.

    It will stick in the TD tag, so I put it in each TD, and here's how it came out: http://advancedrem.com/need-latest-version-wordpress/

    scroll down a bit to see the table.

    Thanks for putting in the bug ticket. I hope they come up with an udpate soon. I really hate to install another plugin just for this!

    Frustrating. But, thanks for the ideas, H.

  30. shengadmin
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    I'm trying to add background colour to cell, but I didn't find the fouction anywhere in TinyMCE. I like older version.

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