How to make a table in WordPress without installing any plug-in

The first few times I searched for ways to insert tables into WordPress led me to websites that invited me to download plug-ins. Eventually, I found a way to just copy and paste simple tables I wanted to post on my blog.

Tables Generator makes it possible to just paste a table from Excel or just upload a CSV file and then it will do most of the coding work.

The interface is quite simple
The interface is quite simple

Here is how the copy-and-paste method worked. I’m using data about the Year of the Horse in the Chinese Zodiac, just to be in season.

  1. I copied a table from my spread sheet.
The interface is quite simple
The interface is quite simple
  1. In Tables Generator, I click on the following. (Optional: The table can be edited after it is generated using the available tool bar.)

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  1. Then, I copied and pasted the generated HTML code into the WordPress Blog Post

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  1. Because the upper portion of the code is CSS, which is not rendered, I first had to delete everything between <style> and </style>. (I had to select “Zero CSS” because the other themes won’t show up anyway.)

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That was it! I previewed the table and it looked like this:

Start Date End Date Heavenly Branch
January 25, 2006 February 12, 2007 Fire Horse
February 11, 2018 January 31, 2019 Earth Horse
January 30, 1930 February 16, 1931 Metal Horse
February 15, 1942 February 4, 1943 Water Horse
February 3, 1954 February 23, 1955 Wood Horse
January 21, 1966 February 8, 1967 Fire Horse
February 7, 1978 January 27, 1979 Earth Horse
January 27, 1990 February 14, 1991 Metal Horse
February 12, 2002 January 31, 2003 Water Horse
January 31, 2014 February 18, 2015 Wood Horse
February 17, 2026 February 5, 2027 Fire Horse
February 4, 1938 January 23, 1939 Earth Horse

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