Beta test now: WP-Table Reloaded 1.7

March 5th, 2010 by Tobias No comments »

As I have done with previous versions in the past, there is now a public beta test of WP-Table Reloaded 1.7. The list of features is not as big as it was for 1.5 or for 1.6, but altogether I really like them and decided to make them available now.
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Extension 6: Showing only rows that match a filter

March 4th, 2010 by Tobias No comments »

Some people have approached me with an idea like this one: They have a rather large table which they maintain as a list for some sort of items (e.g. products). On certain pages however, they do not want to show the entire table, but e.g. only items with a certain keyword in a column.

That’s the use case for which the following filtering extension can be used. It adds another parameter filter to the Shortcode that gets passed one or more search terms (connected with a logical operator):

[table id=1 filter="word1&&word2" /]

Then, only those rows of the table are shown, that have columns that exactly match the search term(s). In the example, only rows where one column has the exact value “word1” and one column has the exact value “word2”, will be shown.
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Extension 5: How to use PHP in table cells

February 14th, 2010 by Tobias No comments »

This post in my WP-Table Reloaded Extension series should be very useful to a lot of people, taking into consideration the questions I receive on this. Using the code from below, you will extend WP-Table Reloaded so that PHP code in table cells will be parsed and executed. This is useful for dynamic content generation or integration of other plugins’ features.

To get started with WP-Table Reloaded Extensions, you should read the introduction and follow the included instructions. You will also find links to the other presented Extensions there.
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Extension 4: Changing DataTables strings

February 9th, 2010 by Tobias No comments »

In this post of the WP-Table Reloaded Extensions series, I’ll show you a way to easily change the strings that the DataTables JavaScript library outputs around a table. This includes things like the “Search:”, “Showing i to j of n entries” and the other text strings.

To get started with WP-Table Reloaded Extensions, you should read the introduction and follow the included instructions. You will also find links to the other presented Extensions there.
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Maintenance release: WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1

January 30th, 2010 by Tobias No comments »


Thanks to some great feedback of several plugin users, I was able to fix some bugs and add a few enhancements to WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1, which is now available.

Changes include:

  • enhancement: let WP Search also search table name and description
  • enhancement: replacing a table during an import will leave options untouched and only replace table data
  • bugfix: better fix for DataTables invisibility issue in IE 7
  • enhancement: add 3 new plugin filters for frontend
  • bugfix: fix for problem with search, if data is empty somehow

Your WordPress will offer an automatic update to the latest version soon. Otherwise, you can download WP-Table Reloaded 1.6.1 from the plugin’s page or from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

If you like the plugin, I’d be very happy if you would rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory. You might also consider a donation or have a look at my Amazon wishlist. This will encourage me to further develop the plugin and keep giving countless hours of support. Thank you!

If you experience any trouble, find bugs or have feature requests, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the means mentioned in the support section. Please make sure to carefully read the plugin’s page as well as the Documentation. A lot of questions are already answered in the Frequently Asked Questions section.