Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
TablePress is not showing in the menu of the Dashboard

If you can not see the TablePress entry in the left-hand side admin menu of your WordPress Dashboard, there is usually a small problem with the TablePress access rights and capabilities. This can sometimes happen during installation or if user access rights and user roles are edited later, e.g. by another plugin.

To restore the TablePress menu entry, you can try to reset the access capabilities. For that, please:

  1. Go to https://example.com/wp-admin/options.php in your browser, with your site’s URL instead of example.com, of course. On this “All Settings” screen, you should see a list of internal WordPress configuration data, the so-called “WordPress Options”, with input fields to change their values. Be advised that this is a powerful tool, so please proceed with caution.
  2. Scroll down to the tablepress_plugin_options option. (To reach it quicker, you could also use the browser search function, by typing Ctrl/Cmd+F.)
  3. In the text field next to tablepress_plugin_options, find the text "plugin_options_db_version":. Right after that, there should be a number like 39. (The exact number depends on the TablePress version and doesn’t matter here.)
  4. Change that number to 0 (zero), but please be very careful to not remove the surrounding quotation marks or other characters!
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Save Changes” button.

This process should reset the internal TablePress access capabilities, and you should be seeing the TablePress entry in the admin menu again.

(Note that the number after "plugin_options_db_version": that you changed to 0 will have changed to its original value again, which is the correct and expected behavior.)

If this process did not restore the TablePress menu entry, please contact me directly via email (wordpressno-spam@mailtobias.baethge.com) with the details to a temporary admin account to your site. I’ll then gladly take a direct look at this issue on your site.

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