Looking for a way to add the best tables in your WordPress website? Tables are always a better choice to explain the data in a structured format. Instead of writing 100 words, a table will explain the information easy analytical way.
In this article, we will see the different types of WordPress table plugins that are available for adding a variety of tables to meet different requirements.
You will be able to create tables with different color headers, drag and drop table elements, create sortable tables, import CSV files, and so on.
Before we jump into the details, here is a quick glossary about the different table plugins that we will be covering.
Best WordPress Table Plugins
This list is compiled after using each table plugin on our website and after analyzing the following key points:
- Ease of creation
- Table embedding options provided. Ex: a shortcode
- CSV addition abilities
- Responsive support for tables
Considering the above-mentioned factors, let us start with our list and check the features offered by each table plugin in detail.
1. Ninja Tables
Ninja tables is an advanced table plugin with over 50,000+ active installations. It uses the advanced frontend table styles like Footables, Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4, Symmetric UI, etc.
You can build almost any type of table such as Pricing Table, Amazon Affiliate Product Table, Customer List Table, Product Comparison Table, and so on.
Important features of Ninja tables:
- Fast and SEO friendly
- Does not slow the website in case of large tables
- 100+ prebuilt styles are available.
- Sorting and filtering options
- Table Pagination
- Dedicated support
Apart from the above amazing features, Ninja tables integrated with the Fluent forms. This means you can build forms and add the data to the tables.
Ninja tables also provide premium features like adding multimedia to cells, unlimited color options for tables, integrating Google sheets with tables, advanced data sorting options, and so many other advanced features to build stunning tables.
It is available at a very low price of $49 for a single site and $199 for unlimited sites. If you’re using tables on websites, this plugin will be a game-changer. The free version is available on the repository.
wpDataTables is a top-selling WordPress table plugin. It is a WordPress table and charts manager which makes working with tables, charts, and handling data in the form of tables easily.
Creating a table with wpDataTables is super easy and can be done in just three steps.
- Provide the data table in the form of a file, URL, MySQL query or input the data manually.
- Tune your table as per requirements.
- Publish it in a post or a page
It can handle very large tables with millions of rows easily. You can easily sort the table by applying filters to quickly narrow down the search results.
Just like in the case of an Excel sheet, you can highlight the cells, rows, and columns conditionally. It can also be integrated easily with contact form plugins like Gravity forms and formidable forms.
Advanced features of wpDataTables:
- Responsive tables
- Conditional formatting options
- Visual Data charts
- Highlighting important elements
- Advanced filtering options
- Contact forms integration.
You can try the free plugin from the WordPress repository. The paid plan is available at just $59 per year. If your website deals in showcasing a variety of data and excel sheets, this plugin will save you a lot of time and money.
We have been using TablePress from the start and I assume we’re not the only ones that are fond of this plugin. The plugin is actively installed on 800,000+ websites showing its popularity.
TablePress allows creating tables easily and displays on any post or page using a shortcode. We can add the number of rows, columns, and set the table head row/foot row.
More features are listed below:
- Styling options using custom CSS
- Table extensions available with $12 fee
- Responsive tables
- Sorting table
- Searching and filtering table
- Pagination options
TablePress is a free plugin and you can add extensions with a donation of $12 fee to the author
4. WP Table Builder
WP Table Builder is a drag and drop table builder plugin created by the team of Ultimate Blocks recently and has completed 10,000+ active installations so far.
It has a cell management system that allows us to add a new row/column and split/merge cells.
You can create responsive tables very easily using the elements provided:
- Star Rating
- Custom HTML
You can create a variety of tables like comparison tables, listing format tables, pricing tables and so on..
Once the table is created you can add it to any page/post using a shortcode or embed option similar to TablePress
- Drag and Drop method
- Better styling elements
- Import and export tables to CSV/XML files
- Quick support
- Pagination support
WP Table Builder is available for free in the WordPress repository.
5. Data Tables Generator by Supsystic
Data tables Generator allows you to create responsive tables with many advanced features like sorting, searching, pagination, filtering, and so on.
This plugin provides a structural way of creating a table. It feels like creating a table in excel sheet format. You can create SEO friendly tables and add images, sort or search rows/columns, set a fixed width, strip rows with different colors, etc.
Data tables enables us to easily import or export the tables in CSV, PDF, XLS, XLSX format.
- Sorting and search features
- Table pagination
- Import and export capabilities
- Works with large data tables
- Editing options like font size, color, bold/italic, etc.
- Supports charts and diagrams
Available for free at WordPress repository. The paid version starts from $39 for one site and $149 for unlimited sites.
6. League table
League table allows you to create responsive, searchable, and sortable tables that can be embedded inside posts, pages, and any widget areas on the website.
You can create a table manually by entering the table name, number of rows/columns, and editing the table header/cell data. On the other hand, you can also copy the table from an excel sheet and paste it in the plugin.
Once the table is created, it can be easily added into any post/page via a shortcode.
Features of League table:
- Sortable and searchable tables
- Highlight cells
- Use mathematical formulas
- Translation ready
- Import and export via XML files
This table plugin is available at the Envato market place at $29 and has generated more than 2300+ sales so far with an average of 4.79 ratings.
Best Table Plugins: Conclusion
Tables make data handling and displaying information in easy to understand format. Not only displaying text, but these WordPress table plugins are also efficient in adding images, different fonts, and call to action buttons in the tables.
We have used the above WordPress table plugins and personally liked these plugins. It’s difficult to choose the best because every user has a different set of data and the requirement might differ.
If you have any issues or questions about using these plugins, do let us know in the comment section below. We look forward to hearing from you.