Support » Plugin: wpDataTables - Tables & Table Charts » Good product, good support

  • This software displays MySQL data in table format. It can also be used to display tables generated from Excel files, or tables with data you enter manually. I tried a number of competing products. Some are more powerful, but they have more glitches such as not working with a particular php version. They are much harder to use. This has the features you need. The price is very reasonable, and the support is great.

    The add-on plug-in for Master-Table details gives it important capabilities. This one is essential for me. I have not tried the other add-ons.

    I have found two technical issues that you may need to know to use this effectively.

    1. The Row Grouping feature in this plugin is handy, and it makes many tables understandable. It is a little tricky to use. It works with SQL tables. During development, after the prototype table is generated, you have to temporarily turn off the option to “Enable server-side processing.” And you have to use a temporary data file with fewer than 1000 records. After you finish developing the table, you Enable server-side processing and you can use any file, however many records it has.

    2. If you have large, complicated tables with many fields, you can use the Master-Table add-in. But, if you want to display many columns with lots of data, you should use a template with no borders, to fill the whole screen. Your Theme may not have this. In that case, I recommend the Fullwidth Page Templates plugin, set for “FW Fullwidth No Header Footer.”

  • You must be logged in to reply to this review.