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[resolved] Is Tablepress right for my graphical use case? (4 posts)

  1. davebos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So I am trying to organize and output some data in a style like this website:
    http://www.cupomnow.com.br/ofertas/sao-paulo

    To me this is just the following data fields:
    60% Discount, the picture, a link, a description, a price and a button

    Can tablepress put multiple cells in the same row on top of each other and then multiple "rows" of information on the same line?

    Or is there a better solution? I assume some type of storefront software could do this, but that seems like overkill to me. I won't be running a store - no checkout, no login, etc.

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tablepress/

  2. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    thanks for the question.

    While this would be possible technically, I don't recommend using a table for this.
    Tables are intended to show tabular data, and should not be used for visual purposes.
    Achieving a layout like this in a table (regardless of whether you use TablePress for this or not) would require a lot of work, and would not be flexible.

    Instead, you should look into modern webdesign approaches, that achieve such a layout with HTML elements like <div>s and CSS code.

    Regards,
    Tobias

  3. davebos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks. Do you happen to have any ideas for a plugin that could help me out. Ideally I would want to store the info in some type sortable database which is why tablepress came to mind, more for its backend storage of the information in a database and ability to call it without advanced programming.

    I've been toying with the concept of installing Magento Community Edition storefront, but that seems like overkill. I'm thinking I need to do something like this:
    http://papermashup.com/json-and-php-product-gallery/

    Sorry, this is probably not the right place to ask. I just don't even know where the right place would be.

    Thanks.

  4. TobiasBg
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    no, sorry, I'm not aware of any plugins that could help here, besides eCommerce plugins that you probably have tested already.

    One clean solution could be to store all info as a Custom Post Type. I think the "Types" and "Views" plugins could help here, but I'm not sure. In the end, all data would be managed just like posts or pages, with Custom Fields, and then be shown via the regular WordPress Template Tags (just as in a theme).
    This will require some programming though...

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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