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  • Resolved syrupcore



    I’m designing a site for a customer who would like to post a stats table once a week. He knows nothing of html (one of the reasons I’m building it WP!).

    Can anyone suggest a simple way for him to get a table into his posts/pages? I’ve tried a few solutions including textile’s pipe method but the conversion was fugly and buggy (these are fairly large tables).

    I’ve searched around here but gave up at post 100! Could some one just go ahead and write a plugin that adds a menu item to Excel ‘Save to WordPress’? That’dbegreat. Erm, thanks. By Saturday. That’dbegreat.

    Seriously, any ideas?


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  • Moderator Mark Jaquith


    WordPress Lead Dev

    Maybe you could do some sort of XML export on the table and then write an XML => table converter. I don’t think there’s any easy way to do this…

    thanks mark. yeah, that might be a bit above my head. I’m using ‘might’ loosely. Might also be a cool thing to learn.

    I have been looking into Active Widgets Grid but can’t quite wrap my head around it’s implementation.

    Anyone used it before or any other suggestions?

    Thank you. turns out to be an excellent solution in case anyone finds this by searching.

    Only two problems really: you’re spreadsheet is not on your server (it’s on numsum’s) and it uses an iframe.

    Great stuff though.


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