MCE Table Buttons


Adds table editing controls to the visual content editor (TinyMCE).

A light weight plug-in that adds the table editing controls from the full version of TinyMCE, optimized for WordPress. Note that this may not work in conjunction with other plug-ins that significantly alter or replace the visual editor’s default behavior.

Note that the table controls are contained in the “kitchen sink” toolbar, toggled with the last button on the first row of controls.


  • The editor with the added table editing controls.


  1. Install easily with the WordPress plugin control panel or manually download the plugin and upload the folder
    mce-table-buttons to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Show the toolbar in the editor by opening the “kitchen sink” (the last button in the first row)


10 кастрычніка, 2020
I loved this plugin for a long time. But the table content created with this plugin is NOT translated by WPML (with AVIA and Enfold Theme) any more. For multilanguage useless. Say farewell - support is over.
26 жніўня, 2018
Incredible that a function like this has not yet been implemented in WordPress/TCE.
22 чэрвеня, 2018
Essential convenience for creating and modifying tables via editor. Instead of manually coding HTML tables, this plugin allows you to visually create and modify tables. Table modification features like adding rows/columns, merging cells and changing between header cells are table cells spare the user tricky and tedious coding. No plugin options page required. Simply activate the link and a button will be added to the editor. The button consists of a dropdown with all the necessary actions. The design of the button and dropdown fits in seamlessly with the look of the editor.
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Contributors & Developers

“MCE Table Buttons” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Note that this release replaces references of master with trunk so please plan to update any references you have from master to trunk to ensure you continue to receive the latest updates on this plugin.


  • Significantly update TinyMCE plugin from 4.1.x to 4.7.11
  • Drop support for WordPress 3.x, which means dropping TinyMCE 3.x and 4.0.x


  • WordPress 4.0 support, including a much newer TinyMCE plugin, with many new features, including background color and horizontal alignment
  • Dramatically improved support for paragraphed content inside of a cell (paragraph breaks no longer disappear on save)


  • Updated core TinyMCE table plugin from 4.0.20 to 4.0.21 in sync with WordPress – mostly bug and accessibility fixes
  • Refactored for compatibility with plugins like Advanced Custom Fields that do not use the_editor hook


  • Support for WordPress 3.9 and newer, which includes a major visual editor upgrade (TinyMCE 4)


  • New button icons that better conform with WordPress’s editor design
  • Retina (HiDPI) ready button icons!
  • Upgraded to latest version of TinyMCE tables plugin (fixes a lot of edge case bugs)
  • Rewrote code for hiding / display toolbar with kitchen sink (now a TinyMCE plug-in instead of a workaround) – the table buttons no longer briefly appear before page loading is finished


  • Table toolbar is hidden or displayed along with the kitchen sink (yay!)
  • Minor clean up to code base and files; optimized for WordPress 3.3


  • Updated TinyMCE table plug-in to corresponding TinyMCE update in WordPress 3.1 (still supports <3.1 too)

  • Updated support / developer information


  • Code clean up, 3.1 testing


  • Fixed editor save warning appearing for unchanged content when the table is at the bottom of the editor
  • Minor code clean up


  • Fixed issue with WebKit browsers (Safari and Chrome) – TinyMCE bug