Kirby-Tablex alternative for Kirby 3


#1

Hi! I have been looking for an alternative to kirby-tablex plugin (kirby-tablex is not compatible with Kirby 3 at the moment). I´m starting a new project with Kirby 3 and I would like to include the option to create tables in the panel. I know about structure field, but that does not allow me to dynamically add/remove columns. Does anyone have any suggestion, please?


#2

Haven’t seen an alternative yet. I just saw you have already been in contact with the plugin dev, so no hope from that side for the moment.


#3

While you wait for the plugin to be ported to Kirby 3 (although the repo does say there are no plans to do so), I have a work around for you. I use a command line tool that converts Excel to Markdown. Its pretty powerful. At least for the minute you can edit your table within Excel and drop the markdown into a Kirby Textarea.


#4

Thanks for your suggestion! Unfortunately this solutions does not fit my needs… I wanted the client to be able to add custom tables in the panel.

I think for now I will create a few custom blocks (use kirby-builder), each including structure field with predefined number of columns. Not as flexible, but better than nothing.