Support » Plugin: TablePress » Practical content size / limitations?

  • Resolved landyvlad

    (@landyvlad)


    Hello,

    Firstly I’ve found Tablepress really good for the smaller tables on my website.

    Now I want to create a large table/database of information -namely as many people s I can find that were members of our Colonial Marine Defence Force.

    This table will, in due course, need to contain hundreds and possibly even over a thousand entries.

    Is TablePress up to this, or would some other plugin option be more suitable?

    (I’ve looked at Pods and participants database, but both seem more complex to use and offer a lot of functionality I don’t need).

    I love Tablepress’s ease of use so would be happy if it’s capable of meeting my requirements.

    Any tips or comments you can provide would be most welcome !

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tablepress/

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  • Did someone just add that link? Also my follow up post disappeared I think.

    Anyway I looked at the link and I can’t see anything mentioning size limitations. I’d just like to know if TablePress will meet my needs for this (I do hope so)because I want to avoid setting it all up just for it to not work.

    As mentioned I already use TablePress for other (small) tables on my site so if I can avoid having to install further plugins – all the better.

    Thanks

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks for your post, and sorry for the trouble.

    Several hundred or a few thousand rows should probably work fine. The worst problem that you might be facing is that the “Edit” screen might become very slow (as the browser would have to manage several thousand text input fields). You will also have to keep in mind that the entire table is sent to the visitor’s browser, so depending on how much information/text there is per row, this could take a couple extra moments.
    I’d suggest here that you start out with TablePress. If at one point you feel that it’s not working, you could then start looking into other (most likely custom) solutions. As the table data can be exported in open formats (CSV, HTML, JSON), it should not be too difficult to migrate the data to a new solution.

    About that added link (I assume that you mean the link to the TablePress plugin page): That’s added automatically by the forums software, as you have posted (correctly) in the TablePress support forums. I’m not sure about that follow-up post though…

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Thanks Tobias !

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    no problem, you are very welcome! 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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

    Done !

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks, I really appreciate that!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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