How to make HTML tables in your blog post

Last Update: December 26, 2017

I found a really cool free resource online that I've started using to make HTML tables for my blog posts. I use it mainly for listing products, specs, and prices. I find it useful for giving users an easier time for overview the products listed in a list post.

Here is the link https://www.tablesgenerator.co...

Just follow the instructions and paste the code in the Text Editor of your post.

You might need to cut out the style sheet code and paste it into your header section in order for the table code itself to work. Or you could just use the "compact" version instead if you don't want to do that.

I chose to do this instead of using a plugin because I'm trying to keep my plugin count down. So if you're in the same position you might find this useful.

Cheers

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DSweat1 Premium
Thanks for sharing this, I'm in the same position - not wanting to add too many plugins.

This'll definitely come in handy, appreciate the tip!
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AdeRobinson Premium
Yea. I think it's just as easy as just adding a plugin. I suggest that once you create a table you download and save the file somewhere in case you need to update the table at another time. And I also suggest generating the table code in "compact" mode, otherwise you'd need to add some script to your theme for the table to work.
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DSweat1 Premium
I appreciate the extra tips, I'll have to mess around with it and add it to some of my longer Best Of posts.

I've had some feedback about tables making it easier to digest for posts with multiple items/reviews.

Thanks again!
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AdeRobinson Premium
It does, I use it to create a general comparison chart, and place the table at the top of post with the link in them. Better for people who just want to find quick information without too much scrolling.
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DSweat1 Premium
For sure! I bet it only helps your rankings too. :)
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AdeRobinson Premium
Not sure about that but I can't complain about my rankings or traffic as of late :)
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DSweat1 Premium
Right on, that's a good feeling!
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MKearns Premium
You could also get there dabbling in Microsoft Excel and Access as well!
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bpais1 Premium
Yep...Excel is my bosom buddy for a quick table.

Jim
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AdeRobinson Premium
How did you get your excel sheets onto your blog?
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bpais1 Premium
Highlight the relevant table cells and copy/paste.

Jim
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