Support » Plugin: TablePress » Tablepress: Compare Tables By Shortcode

  • Resolved lakeseal

    (@lakeseal)


    I really like Tablepress simply because of its simplicity, but then it lacks one function that I really need for my site.

    I’ve searched through the Tablepress Extensions, but not one solves this problem.

    I run a comparison site where I’ve to create tables and compare them, it takes more time to have to fill tables over and over again. Moreover, if there’s any error, it’s even more time consuming and difficult to correct, filling the independent tables.

    I’ve tried YithCompare with Woocommerce, but am not satisfied with the display of the tables.

    If I can compare Tablepress tables simply by placing table Shortcode side-by-side, it would make a whole lot of sense.

    I’ve brought up this issue in the past, but the developer stated he lacked the time to do that. So, I’m making a request to programmers in the house, can someone add this function to Tablepress where tables can be compared simply by shortcodes at a reasonable fee. It’ll make Tablepress a more complete plugin.

    Thank you in anticipation.
    Best regards, Jude.

    • This topic was modified 9 months, 3 weeks ago by lakeseal.
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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks for your post, and sorry for the trouble.

    I’m not sure that I understand. Can you maybe explain this with a more detailed example? Showing tables side by side is not really a big problem and only needs a bit of CSS code, see e.g. https://wordpress.org/support/topic/show-tables-next-to-each-other/

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thank you for the reply, I checked out the link, and yes that answers my question of comparing tables by showing tables next to each other. I tried implementing the codes, it did work, but the rows weren’t corresponding.Here’s the link Testing

    I used the following codes,

    <div class=”tablepress-wrapper”> [table id=1 /] </div> <div class=”tablepress-wrapper”> [table id=2 /] </div> <div class=”tablepress-wrapper”> [table id=3 /] </div>

    And custom CSS,
    .tablepress-wrapper {
    width: 24%;
    float: left;
    }
    .tablepress-wrapper .tablepress-table-name {
    text-align: center;
    }

    Each table on this Page contains 95 rows, is there a way to make the rows to correspond to each other,

    i.e Row 1 of Table-1 = Row 1 of Table-2 = Row 1 of Table-3 = Row 1 of Table-4

    I want each row to correspond to the other numerically.

    Thank you once again for your time.

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    unfortunately, your link is not working for me, I only get a “404 Not Found” error. Is this really a published page?

    Regards,
    Tobias

    So sorry for the mix-up, here’s the Page

    Thank you in anticipation.

    Here’s what I would like the table to look like Example

    I created the above page by creating four columns.

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    ok, I see… Unfortunately, I can’t really suggest a good way to achieve that. As the tables are independent from each other, you can not “connect” the rows. You would have to make sure that the content in every rows is exactly the same size, but that would remove all the flexibility.
    So, unfortunately, I don’t think that this will be a viable approach 🙁

    You could however maybe use a similar approach to what you created by hand: Using the TablePress Extension from https://tablepress.org/extensions/table-column-order/, you could maintain one large “master” table (with all the smart watches in it), and then only show the desired watches (as columns) via the Shortcode parameter that selects the columns. This approach would actually be easier than showing tables next to each other.

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thank you so much for your time, I’ll stick to adding new watches to a mega table, and from there choose what to compare. Once again, Thank you for your time.

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    no problem, you are very welcome! 🙂 Good to hear that this helped!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

    P.S.: In case you haven’t, please rate TablePress here in the plugin directory. Thanks!

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