Table plugin for wordpress – Websimon Tables

2011 dec 30
Important Notice: This plugin has been removed from the wordpress repository by the admins of that repository. According to them there were security risks with the plugin. I do not have time to make updates of the plugin in the future so for now it will not be updated. I recommend that you use another plugin for your tables.

Websimon Tables is a wordpress plugin to create and design tables. You can choose between 10 readymade skins or design your own custom html table design.

Latest update: 2013-01-01, Version 1.3.3

Read blog post about version 1.3.3 (2013-01-02)

Create and design tables in wordpress

The reasons to why I created websimon tables are many but the most important one is that I wanted a fast way to create and manage good looking tables on my wordpress sites. There are som really good and advanced table plugins out there but I haven´t found any that has the design abilitys I wanted. In this plugin you will find 10 readymade skins (see examples below) and the functionality to create your unique custom design for each of your tables. Well, that is what this table plugin does.

Table examples

A kind of grey table with "download button" pics

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Go to
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Go to

A financial looking table

1st Quarter2nd Quarter
1st Quarter2nd Quarter
Very goodInvesting
Good marketingBad Marketing

A red table with custom width


A dark blue table with lots of information imported via .csv

Namewebsimon tablesinformationtime
Namewebsimon tablesinformationtime
Lady Gaga6912230
Usain Bolt6615260

Screenshots of websimon tables admin pages

Edit the table content (click for larger pic) Edit the basic settings (click for larger pic) Edit the custom design (click for larger pic)


  • Create and manage tables and css from your wordpress admin pages.
  • Create as many tables as you want to.
  • Import and Export via .csv
  • Shortcode to display tables in posts or pages.
  • php Script to display tables directly from your code.
  • Font size header and body.
  • Line height header and body
  • Horizontal and vertical text-align
  • fixed width or 100%
  • Custom cell padding
  • Custom column width
  • 10 Readymade skins.
  • A custom design skin where you can design your table exactly as you want to.


  1. Upload the entire websimon tables folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  3. You will find the admin page in "tools"

FaQ - Ask a question

Q: Is it possible with shortcodes inside of the table?

A: Currently there are no support for shortcodes inside of a table. In version 1.3.3

Q: How do you insert the table into a page?

A: You insert the table into your page by using the shortcode available in the plugins adminpages. The shortcode can look like this: [ws_table id="1"].  Just paste this code directly in the text editor for posts or pages.

Q: How do I put a textlink in my table?

A: To add a link in the table content just use html code to display the link: <a href="link-destination" alt="my link">Link Text</a>.

Q: If I want to use text or an image in the table, how do I edit to add a hyperlink to either?

A: To add a picture in the table content just use html code to display the image: <img width="100px" src="image-source.jpg" />. To use the image as an link use <a href="link-destination"><img width="100px" src="image-source.jpg" /></a>.

Q: How do I duplicate/copy a table?

A: This feature will be added to the next update. In version 1.02

Q: How do I insert or move Columns/Rows in a table?

A: Right now it is hard work to do that 😉 (Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V) I´ll add a function for that in an update later this spring. In version 1.1.1

Q: Is it possible to change the table name?

A: No not yet. I´m planning to make an update for that in coming releases! In version 1.1.1

Q: Is it possible to sort table content based on for example points or alphabetically?

A: No not yet. I´m planning to make an update for that in coming releases!

Q: Is there a rowspan/colspan functionality?

A: No not yet. I´m planning to make an update for that in coming releases!

Q: Is it possible to change the order of det rows?

A: Yes but only by changing the content in the table cells, I´ll add a function for that in an update later this spring. In version 1.1.1


  1. 2012-04-20 Version 1.3.2 is released with
    • Bugfix with link to table css
  2. 2012-04-13 Version 1.3.1 is released with
    • Same as 1.1.2 and 1.1.1 (which was a major update) but this update had to be done so that the update notification is sent out to all users.
  3. 2012-04-12 Version 1.1.2 is released with
    • Bugfix - Fixes issue with some files and pictures not including correctly.
  4. 2012-04-11 Version 1.1.1 is released with
    • New Feature - Its now possible to change the table name.
    • New Feature - You can now disable the table header.
    • New Feature - Its now possible to empty a tables content without changing the structure and design.
    • New Feature - You can move rows up and down.
    • New Feature - You can move columns left and right
    • New Feature - You can add rows and columns inside of a table
    • New Feature - You can delete rows and columns inside of a table
    • New Feature - Added some more textfields with the shortcodes for faster access.
    • New Feature - There is now an unique css class for each row if you want to design each row separately.
    • Bugfix - Fixed the issue that made the colorpicker not working.
  5. 2012-02-18 Version 1.02 is released with:
    • New Feature - You are now able to copy a table
    • New feature - You are now able to add a picture in the table headline/table footer
    • Bugfix - Fixed custom column width on custom skin
  6. 2012-01-19 Version 1.01 is released with:
    • Small fixes with uninstall routines. Now the plugin table and the related options is deleted when plugin is deleted.
    • Added som more save buttons when editing table content for tables with lots of information.
  7. 2011-12-30 Version 1.0 is released

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