WiscWeb - Using the wpDataTables Plugin

This document includes information about the wpDataTables plug-in, including links to the vendor's site on how to use the plugin.

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This plugin is not activated in WiscWeb projects by default. However, Administrators can activate it in the project by following the instructions in WiscWeb - Self service plugin activation / deactivation.


wpDataTables allows you to create tables and charts that you can edit within WordPress or import from Google Sheets (or several other spreadsheet mediums). See the links below for how to perform basic functions, as well as a link to the full documentation.

Vendor Documentation

Full vendor Documentation for wpDataTables can be found on their website.

Important Considerations

Please note that when you insert a wpDataTable into a Text Block using the icon within formatting toolbar, you will be presented with a View option for that table.

wpDataTable icon

wpDataTable import dialog box

These views add additional code into the shortcode value, which may cause unintended results regarding the ability to search within your published table.

wpDataTables short code in text block

It is our recommendation to remove the additional "table_view= " code, so that the call is only for the table itself.

wpDataTable shortcode in proper format

Accessibility Info

At this time, this plugin is not screenreader-friendly. More information about this is located in the vendor's ticketing thread.

See Also:

Keywords:data, table, excel, google, sheet, google sheet, spreadsheet, datatables, wpdatatables   Doc ID:70109
Owner:Matt G.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2017-01-20 15:11 CDTUpdated:2023-05-12 15:52 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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