Trying a new (to me) WordPress plug-in, TinyMCE Advanced.
TinyMCE Advanced adds a ton of new editor options for WordPress, including:
- adding a <table> to a post/page,
- inserting today’s date/time,
- adding in-page anchor links,
- adding an <abbr> tag,
- adding a <cite> tag,
- adding “valid elements” (so WordPress doesn’t strip tings like <article, <aside>, <section>, etc.),
- and much, much more.
The <table> happens to be what I was after initially, and it’s as easy as clicking the “Inserts a new table” icon, filling in the number of rows and columns, specifying any ID of CLASS you wish to add, etc., and clicking Insert. Here’s my first go:
|Column 1||Column 2|
|1||This is some content, am trying to see if it properly wraps to the next line without crushing the next cell||Will see if this one pushes back to make these columns equal width or not.|
|2||So far, looking pretty good!||It is annoying that,when I’m entering content, I cannot tab from one cell to the next, I have to click inside each cell…|
|3||I don’t have a lot more to say here…||But I should be able to use formatting, right, like making this bold and this italic?|
|4||Wow, the context menu is a really cool feature, it allows me to right click this table, edit all of its attributes, and even add rows/columns!! Sa-WEET!||I wanted to check how the new <abbr> works… Seems to be pretty cool!! Now, if this bar only had a <code> button, like the HTML tab does…|
Not bad, right? Of course, you can totally style the table any way you want with CSS, and of course this should only be used for tabular data, right? :-)
I highly recommend you give TinyMCE Advanced a shot, it has helped a lot in more ways than simply inserting tables like I initially needed.