Table Fieldtype

Creating tables can be a nuisance in a WYSIWYG editor. This fieldtype gives you a way to create flexible tabular data.

table.gif Fieldtype UI
Behold! The Table Fieldtype!

Data Structure

Data from the Table fieldtype is saved in an array like this:

my_table:
-
cells:
- People
- Gift
-
cells:
- Kevin
- Kerosene
-
cells:
- Buzz
- Spider

This data format makes it trivial when it comes time to render it templates.

Templating

This fieldtype comes with a handy table modifier, which will turn your data into a simple HTML <table>.

{{ my_table | table }}

Here’s the same thing that the modifier would have output, but we’re modifying the cells to use | markdown.

<table>
{{ my_table }}
<tr>
{{ cells }}
<td>{{ value | markdown }}</td>
{{ /cells }}
</tr>
{{ /my_table }}
</table>

Want even more control? This example assumes you have a boolean field in your front-matter named first_row_headers which toggles whether or not to render the first row of the table in a <thead> with <th> tags.

<table>
{{ my_table }}
{{ if first && first_row_headers }}
<thead>
<tr>
{{ cells }}
<th>{{ value|markdown }}</th>
{{ /cells }}
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
{{ /if }}
{{ if !first && first_row_headers || !first_row_headers }}
{{ if first }}
<tbody>
{{ /if }}
<tr>
{{ cells }}
<td>{{ value|markdown }}</td>
{{ /cells }}
</tr>
{{ if last }}
</tbody>
{{ /if }}
{{ /if }}
{{ /my_table }}
</table>
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