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String column

Video versionA video overview of string column in wpDataTables

wpDataTable String columns

String columns are the default and the most basic column types of wpDataTables. You can put any content in them, it will be rendered “as is”, so if you e.g. want to put some specific HTML (buttons, iframes, or anything else) you can generate it in the data source, and it will be rendered on the front-end.

Rendering rules: the only thing to note is that newline characters in the input data source will be translated to “<br/>” tag in the front-end.

Sorting rules: alphabetical.

Applicable filter types: text, selectbox, checkbox.

Issues to note: if you use some HTML inside of string columns, sorting and filtering by this column can work weird (since it will apply the sorting rules also to HTML).


“First Name”, “Last Name” and “Position” columns of this table are string type columns:

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