Tables are a great tool to help organize your wiki pages to display data, facts and other information. Tables can be created both in the Rich Text Editor and in Wikitext. Below are instructions for creating tables in the RT editor.
This article explains the basics of editing tables with the Visual Editor (also known as: Rich Text Editor or RTE). If you want to learn the basics of editing tables in the Source Editor, see local Wikitext table examples or go to Wikipedia's Wikitable help page.
Step by step
1. In edit mode, click on the table button under the "Insert" section of the editing toolbar.
2. A popup box will appear, and allow you to choose the parameters you want for your table.
3. Once you click ok, a table will appear in your text. You can now input content.
4. Should you need to change the table parameters, simply right click, and make the needed changes.
Editing in source mode
If you are an advanced editor, you can learn how to edit a table in source mode by visiting the MediaWiki help page for tables as well as the Meta-Wiki help page. These have more detailed information for source mode.
For local examples of tables with wikitext editing, see:
Advantages to source mode tables
Here are a few advantages of learning how to make and edit tables in Source mode (via wikitext):
- You can make a table sortable by column.
- You can vertically align cells and rows.
- You can have cells span columns or rows.
- You can color the background of cells, rows, or the whole table with CSS.
- Learn about creating collapsible tables in source mode (for advanced editors)
- Learn how to create and use templates
- Learn about designing your own Infobox