Enhancing Webflow Content: Incorporating <table> Tags for Rich Text
Rich Text elements are an excellent way to create long-form content like blog posts, about pages, and biographies in Webflow. However, embedding tables in the rich text editor can be a bit of a challenge. This post aims to guide Webflow users on how to incorporate
tags into their Rich Text content, making their posts more structured and data-rich.
Webflow offers a wide array of elements that can be embedded within the Rich Text editor, like images, videos, and lists. Yet, when it comes to adding tables within the Rich Text element, the platform doesn't provide a built-in solution. This often leads to Webflow users seeking ways to embed tables in their Rich Text content.
Example of the Problem
Take for example, a Webflow user "Asher" who wanted to embed a table in the rich text editor for his clients to be able to replicate in the CMS. He tried embedding his jsfiddle dashboard, but couldn't actually show the result that was created. This left him searching for a solution to embed a table in the rich-media field of his Webflow project. Here is a link to his project for reference.
Unfortunately, as of now, Webflow does not support embedding code into a Rich Text Element (RTE) with jsfiddle. However, there are workarounds. One of them is using an Embed element outside of the RTE. Another method is to host text files on Github and embed files hosted on Github. If you need to do this within rich-text, it’s also possible with a bit more custom code. You can detect a “placeholder” and replace it with the external content.
- Host your text files on Github: Github is a web-based hosting service for version control and collaboration. It allows you to and others work together on projects. Once your table is ready, you can host your text files on Github.
- Embed your files hosted on Github: After hosting your text files on Github, you can now embed these files in your Webflow project. You can follow this guide on how to embed files hosted on Github.
- Replace the placeholder with external content: If you need to incorporate this within rich-text, you will need a bit more custom code. The idea is to detect a “placeholder” within your rich text and replace it with the external content, which in this case is your table.
- How to add a table to rich text in Webflow | Easy Beginner - YouTube
- Rich text element overview - Webflow University
- Adding <table> tags to Rich Text - Webflow Forum
tags into your Rich Text content in Webflow might require a workaround, it's worth the effort for the enhanced structuring and data-rich content it can provide. With a little bit of patience and creativity, you can enhance your Webflow content and make it more appealing and informative for your visitors.
Pro Tip: Utilizing Custom Code for Advanced Table Styling in Webflow
tags into your Rich Text content is a great start, if you want to take your table design to the next level, don't shy away from using custom code. Webflow allows you to add custom code for advanced styling possibilities. This can be beneficial if you want to add unique features to your table or style it in a way that aligns with your overall website design.
How to Implement Custom Code for Table Styling
- Create a New Embed Element: Start by adding a new Embed Element to your Rich Text content. This will be where you'll add your custom code.
tag, and then use for table rows and for table data. You can also add classes to these tags for styling purposes. For example, <table class="my-table">.
Remember, while this is an advanced tip, don't be intimidated. Playing around with custom code can really enhance your website's design, and the more you practice, the more comfortable you'll become. Happy designing!