Working with tables in WordPress
I have found Word Press so helpful to build my site. But one thing I have had trouble with in WordPress are working with tables.
First of all, I would have liked if the editor had an “Insert table” icon.
But since it doesn’t, what I have done is I have made my tables in MS Word and used the “Insert Word” icon.
Or, I have built my tables in Kompozer and copied the html into my blog.
This usually has worked fine — until eventually surprises begin and my page starts disappearing! I blame the disappearing on my tables — because if I take the table out — the page suddenly reappears!
A few days ago, I ran across a thread here:
where ‘wp-rory’ fixed up someone’s table problem. There he says that WordPress has trouble with the old version of html tables. He suggests (if I understand correctly):
1. Take out the
<div style="font-family:Verdana"><strong>Meeting Room</strong></div>instead of
<div><span style="font-family: verdana;"><strong>Meeting Room</strong></span></div>
And perhaps some other changes.
This leaves me a bit confused and a bit frustrated…
1. Is wp-roy correct?
2. When I insert a table into WordPress (using my MS Word method mentioned above) the WP editor using what wp-roy calls the old version of html!
3. If I make a table in Kompozer (version 0.8a4) I also get the old version of html!
What is the best way to work with tables with WordPress?
Where are tutorials or the like to help work with the new version of html?
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