Release announcement: TablePress 1.10

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.10 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

TablePress 1.10 is a stability, maintenance, and compatibility release with these changes:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 5.3
  • Enhancement: Allow importing with replacing/appending existing tables with ZIP archives of JSON files.
  • Enhancement: Greatly enhance the code quality by removing old code and using modern features of PHP.
  • Enhancement: Flush the caches of more caching plugins when the “Custom CSS” was modified.
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS features in “Custom CSS”.
  • Enhancement: Add more math formulas to the formula parser.
  • Bugfix: Restore correct behavior when moving columns on the “Edit” screen.
  • Bugfix: Properly hide text that is intended for screen readers only.
  • Updated external libraries (DataTables, SimpleXLSX, CSSTidy, Build tools).
  • Some internal changes for better stability, security, translations, and documentation.
  • Removed the migration/import code for the discontinued WP-Table Reloaded plugin.
  • TablePress 1.10 requires WordPress 5.3!

Updates to some TablePress Extensions will also be available shortly. Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As some of them do not have support for auto updates, you might then have to download and update them manually.

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.9.2

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.9.2 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

TablePress 1.9.2 is a stability, maintenance, and compatibility release with these changes:

  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.1
  • Enhancement: Make the save process more robust against data corruption.
  • Minor internal changes on CSS and typos in the documentation.

If you are using WordPress 5.1: Please update to TablePress 1.9.2 before making changes to tables that contain HTML code for clickable links, like

<a href="https://example.com/">Link</a>

With versions older than TablePress 1.9.2, due to a bug in WordPress 5.1, there’s a risk of (temporary) data loss. If you are affected by this, please follow these instructions to restore your corrupted table data.

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.9.1

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.9.1 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

TablePress 1.9.1 is a stability, maintenance, and compatibility release with these changes:

  • Enhancement: Improve accessibility on several admin screens (thanks to Boone Gorges).
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS properties in “Custom CSS”.
  • Updated external libraries (DataTables, SimpleXLSX, CSSTidy, Build tools).
  • Some internal changes for better stability, security, translations, and documentation.

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.9

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.9 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

This release not only fixes a few annoying bugs for some users, but it also brings a nice feature for the “Custom CSS” editor: It now shows common syntax errors, which will make it even easier to style tables with CSS code.

Here is a summary of the changes in TablePress 1.9:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.9
  • Feature: The “Custom CSS” text field highlights and notifies about CSS code syntax errors.
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS properties in “Custom CSS”.
  • Enhancement: Make the CSV import more robust against malformed input.
  • Bugfix: The integration into the WordPress search was broken since a WordPress core change.
  • Bugfix: The HTML import was broken on certain server configurations.
  • Updated external libraries (Build tools).
  • Some internal changes and fixes for better stability, cleaner code, translations, and documentation.
  • TablePress 1.9 requires WordPress 4.9.1!

Updates to some TablePress Extensions will also be available shortly. Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As some of them do not have support for auto-updates, you might then have to download and update them manually.

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.8.1

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.8.1 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

TablePress 1.8.1 is a stability, security, and maintenance release with these changes:

  • Enhancement: Make HTML import more robust and faster.
  • Enhancement: The HTML import can now import merged cells in a row.
  • Enhancement: Harden the XLSX import against potential security issues (thanks to Yuji Tounai).
  • Enhancement: Allow easier changes to import data for developers, by adding a filter hook.
  • Enhancement: The layout of the TablePress admin screens will look better on small screens.
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS properties in “Custom CSS”.
  • Enhancement: Reduce size of default CSS, by removing old hacks for Internet Explorer.
  • Updated external libraries (CodeMirror, DataTables, SimpleXLSX, CSSTidy, Build tools).

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.8

I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available. TablePress 1.8 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

Over a year passed without the need to ship a bugfix release, which shows how stable and well-tested the TablePress codebase is. This would not be possible without the now more than 500,000 active users. A big “Thank you!” to all users and supporters of TablePress, especially those that helped with a donation! Your contributions are highly appreciated and allow me to continue giving support for the plugin! Thank you very much!

Here is a summary of the changes in TablePress 1.8:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.7
  • Updated external libraries (CodeMirror, DataTables, Build tools).
  • Enhancement: Better spacing between the label and input field for the search in tables.
  • Enhancement: Update list of allowed CSS properties in “Custom CSS”.
  • Enhancement: Make it easier for other plugins to clear the TablePress output cache.
  • Enhancement: Simplification of some strings/text, to make translations easier.
  • Bugfix: Better sanitization of HTML code in the Preview (thanks to Gerard Arall).
  • Some internal changes and fixes for better stability, cleaner code, translations, and documentation.
  • TablePress 1.8 requires WordPress 4.7!

Updates to some TablePress Extensions will also be available shortly. Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As some of them do not have support for auto-updates, you might then have to download and update them manually.

If TablePress is helpful for you, please rate it in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.7

Earlier this week, WordPress 4.4 was released with many great new things. As an early Christmas present, I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available as well. TablePress 1.7 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for existing users shortly.

I’d like to say “Thank you!” to all testers, users, and supporters of TablePress, especially those that supported the plugin with a donation or good rating in the WordPress Plugin Directory! Your support is highly appreciated! Thank you very much!

Here is a summary of the changes in TablePress 1.7:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.4
  • Bugfix: Properly align tabs and heading in the main navigation bar at the top.
  • Bugfix: Restore layout on small screens (responsiveness) for the “All Tables” screen.
  • Bugfix: Restore layout of the overlay when inserting tables into posts/pages.
  • Bugfix: Make input fields on the “Edit” screen resizable in both directions again.
  • Bugfix: Restore sorting arrows on the “Edit” screen.
  • Bugfix: Some strings were unclear, had typos, or used wrong HTML entities.
  • Bugfix: Prevent certain “Custom Commands” from being rewritten to a new syntax in the wrong way.
  • Bugfix: Make sure that the table preview is properly translated to other languages.
  • Enhancement: Make the “Custom CSS” textarea vertically resizable.
  • Enhancement: Support more CSS3 properties when cleaning “Custom CSS” code.
  • Enhancement: Increase reliability when internally converting tables to their storage format (JSON).
  • Enhancement: Use correct HTML markup for better accessibility on the admin screens.
  • Enhancement: Only load required parts of jQuery, for faster page loads in some environments.
  • Updated external libraries (CodeMirror, DataTables, Build tools).
  • Translations: Switched from .po/.mo files to WordPress Plugin Language Packs.
  • Some internal changes and fixes for better stability, cleaner code, and documentation.
  • TablePress 1.7 requires WordPress 4.3!

Updates to some TablePress Extensions will also be available soon. Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As most of them are not part of the WordPress Plugin Directory, you can then update them manually.

If the new TablePress version is helpful for you, please rate TablePress in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.6.1

TablePress 1.6.1 is now available for download in the WordPress Plugin Directory and as an automatic update in your WordPress Dashboard.

This update fixes a problem with the JavaScript features on the frontend, like sorting, search, etc., that can appear after updating to WordPress 4.3. (For those interested in technical details: The included DataTables JS library was updated to the latest version, to ensure compatibility with the updated version of the jQuery library that now comes with WordPress.)

If this update is helpful for you, please rate TablePress in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.6

A couple days ago, WordPress 4.2 was released with many new features, enhancements, and bugfixes. To complement that, I’m happy to announce that a new release of TablePress is now available as well. TablePress 1.6 can now be downloaded from the WordPress Plugin Directory and will show up as an automatic update in the WordPress Dashboard for exisiting users shortly.

I’d like to say “Thank you!” to all testers, users, and supporters of TablePress, especially those that supported the plugin with a donation or good rating in the WordPress Plugin Directory! Your support is highly appreciated! Thank you very much!

Here is a summary of the changes in TablePress 1.6:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.2
  • Bugfix: Fixed integration of the “Insert Link” dialog.
  • Bugfix: Divisions by zero were not caught properly in formulas in cells.
  • Bugfix: Numbers were sometimes not imported correctly in the Excel importer.
  • Enhancement: Importing files encoded as UTF-16 should work better now.
  • Enhancement: Support dismissible notices in the admin screens.
  • Enhancement: Support better tabbing on the “Edit” screen.
  • Enhancement: Add page cache clearing for the WP Fastest Cache plugin.
  • Enhancement: Add a plugin filter hook that allows modifying the exported data by plugins.
  • Enhancement: Support more CSS3 properties when cleaning “Custom CSS” code.
  • Updated external libraries (CodeMirror, DataTables, Build tools).
  • Added Korean translation.
  • Updated several translations (Chinese (Taiwan), English, German).
  • Many internal changes and fixes for better stability, cleaner code, and documentation.
  • TablePress 1.6 requires WordPress 4.2!

Updates to some TablePress Extensions will also be available soon. Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As they are not part of the WordPress Plugin Directory, you can then update them manually.

If the new TablePress version is helpful for you, please rate TablePress in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

Release announcement: TablePress 1.5.1

Just over half a year has passed since TablePress 1.4 was released. That doesn’t mean that the plugin was not actively developed during those six months, of course! With great pleasure, I’d like to announce that TablePress 1.5.1 is now available for download in the WordPress Plugin Directory and as an automatic update in your WordPress Dashboard.
After a brief period of beta testing, I’d like to say Thank you! to all testers, users and supporters of TablePress, especially those that supported the plugin with a donation or good rating in the WordPress Plugin Directory! Your support is highly appreciated! Thank you very much!

The changes in TablePress 1.5 and 1.5.1 should be very interesting to many users, and they include:

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.0
  • Feature: Support for the new Media Manager when inserting images
  • Feature: Support for the integrated WP importer/exporter
  • Bugfix: The “Insert Link” dialog in the “Advanced Editor” works now.
  • Bugfix: The HTML export creates valid HTML files now.
  • Enhancement: Tables are now stored with extra information about the format, so that other plugins are less likely to break it.
  • Extended unit tests for the plugin and some external libraries.
  • Updated external libraries (CodeMirror, DataTables, Build tools).
  • Added Ukrainian translation.
  • Updated several translations (English, German).
  • Added and updated more language files for the DataTables library.
  • TablePress 1.5 requires WordPress 4.0!

On top of TablePress 1.5, these changes were added in TablePress 1.5.1:

  • Bugfix: Some properties in Custom CSS code were erroneously removed.
  • Updated the Spanish translation.

Of those changes, the update of the DataTables JavaScript library is probably the most interesting change “under the hood”. As some of the internal functions of that library were altered, TablePress will apply some automatic adjustments and modifications during the plugin update. For example, “Custom Commands” that a user might have added to a table will be updated to a new format automatically.
Due to this, it might also be necessary to update your TablePress Extensions (if you use any). Please take a look through the list of Extensions and check if there’s maybe an update available. As they are not part of the WordPress Plugin Directory, you can then update them manually.

If the new TablePress version is helpful for you, please rate TablePress in the WordPress Plugin Directory and consider supporting further TablePress development with a donation. Thank you!

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