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Column Width with a VISUAL editor? (7 posts)

  1. eahiller@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am trying to putt in tables into a page and cannot figure out how to control the widths of columns with a visual / WYSIWYG editor. It have tried TinyMCE Advanced and Ultimate TinyMCE, but these only seem to allow control over the total width of the table overall and the number of the columns.

    Here's a snippet of the HTML it generates.
    ===============================================
    </table>
     
    <table style="width: 1000px;" border="0">
    <tbody>
    <tr>
    <td>TEXT BLAH BLAH</td>
    <td>TEXT BLAH BLAH</td>
    <td>TEXT BLAH BLAH</td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    <td></td>
    </tr>
    </tbody>
    </table>
    ======================================================

    I really don't want to have to learn the CSS and PHP and HTML sillyness. I just want to do something that should be VERY easy in 2012 in a visual editor. Does anyone know of a plugin editor, etc. to do this?

    Eric

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can not create table 1000px wide in wordpress it all depends how the theme is coded and what is allowed for your content.

  3. eahiller@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the answer GovPatel. I am using Suffusion Theme. The table previews OK with 1000px, but the column widths are not controlled. I tried reducing to 800px and it did not help.

  4. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anyone know of a plugin editor, etc. to do this?

    Search is your friend :^)

    Maybe this. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/

  5. eahiller@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you kmessigner.

    The plugin you reference seems to make tables outside of the page editor. I guess you insert them with shortcode, which i was hoping to avoid.

    However, I did find out my answer with a dub moment.

    You see, I wanted to use tables to do graphic page layout (see http://www.hillerassociates.com/Expertise.html) which I did saving MSFT Word as HTML. I am trying to migrate to WP. What's quite easy in Word, is NOT in WP's editor.

    But, I found that if you click in a table in the WP Visual editor IN THE EXACT CELL that you wish to modify width on, you can control NOT ONLY the width of that cell, but the whole column, if you wish. Totally non-intuitive... but such is what happens when developers work without a Product Manager! :)

    E

  6. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    but such is what happens when developers work without a Product Manager!

    Hee, hee. How did you know I was once a Product Manager . . .

  7. eahiller@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I didn't. I was just being snarky as a former PM myself, recognizing the kind of interaction that a dev guy thinks is intuitive or good enough. :)
    (we're gonna get flamed now... watch).

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