Support » Plugin: TablePress » The short comings may outweigh the benefits with some themes

  • Simple things like auto center aliment or option float position or even holding text copy attributes. If I copy strong text and paste it in a cell it won’t hold the format. Theme override within a table should be a standard function. Every option requires code manipulation. Images change size without being pressured by borders or space and speaking of borders it requires code to change the look and feel. How about just a button that says NO BORDERS or FIXED SIZE.

    Surely there must be something out there that doesn’t require changing code and the options are menu driven, flexible and fast.

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  • Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    thanks for your feedback, and sorry for the trouble.

    From what I can see, there’s a slight misconception of the table content fields here. Those are only regular text inputs, i.e. they are not “What you see is what you get”. That’s for example the reason why copying bolded text (e.g. from a website or from Word) is not directly possible.
    The same basically holds for the sizing of the table, or for borders. As that is something that is heavily influenced by how web browsers work, or how themes also influence tables on a page, using a “plain” button solution will not work. Instead, some code is indeed necessary, but once one has understood the concept, it’s pretty straightforward. For hints on this, there are several examples on the FAQ and Documentation pages on the TablePress website at http://tablepress.org/faq/ and http://tablepress.org/documention/ (There are indeed some themes that use rather aggressive code themselves, so that the CSS has to be adjusted slightly, but I’ll gladly help with that. This usually applies to images or borders, for example, but also to many other styling features that can be applied to tables.)

    I hope this explains why a nicer user interface for the styling of a table is not yet possible (remember, TablePress is not intended to be a layout program, but a plugin to allow users to easily present tabular data). Also, as mentioned above, I’ll gladly assist with any problems that you might have, and I will give my best to make your experience with TablePress a better one!

    Regards,
    Tobias

    Plugin Author TobiasBg

    (@tobiasbg)

    Hi,

    it seems like you already revised your review, thanks for that.
    My offer from above also still stands, so if there’s anything regarding TablePress that I can help with, just let me know!

    Best wishes,
    Tobias

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