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Posts table image options

The Posts Table Pro plugin comes with several options for controlling how images work in the table.

Image lightbox

If you use the image column in Posts Table Pro, the image will open in a lightbox when someone clicks on the image.

WordPress table plugin image lightbox

The lightbox uses the Photoswipe library.

The lightbox is enabled by default. If you would like to disable the lightbox feature, you can untick the option in the plugin settings page:

WordPress table plugin image lightbox option

You can also enable or disable it for individual tables by setting the lightbox option in the shortcode:

[posts_table lightbox="false"]

Can I change or restyle the image lightbox? 

The lightbox uses the Photoswipe library. Unfortunately there are no options to customize this (e.g. to change the lightbox background colour), and you could do this by adding some custom CSS. If you don’t know how to do this, we recommend that you post a job on Codeable to find a suitable WordPress developer. We have partnered with them to provide customizations for our customers.

Linking to the single post page from the image column

If you would like the image to be clickable and take the user to the single post page, you need to disable the lightbox as described above. Once you’ve done this, the image column will instead link to the relevant single post page – see the links article for more details.

Image size

The image_size option controls the size of the image column if you have included this column in your posts table.

The default image size is 70x70. You can use any standard image size (e.g. thumbnail, medium, large, etc), or one or two numbers to denote the width and height for the image.

You can either set the image size option globally on the plugin settings page, or add it directly to the shortcode for individual tables.

For example, to use the medium image size:
[posts_table columns="image,name,description" image_size="medium"]

For a square image 50 by 50 pixels:
[posts_table columns="image,name,description" image_size="50"]

For an image 40 pixels wide by 60 pixels high:
[posts_table columns="image,name,description" image_size="40x60"]

My images are the wrong size!

Image sizing is very complex in WordPress, and can have unexpected results.

A few tips:

  • Your images must be the correct proportion for your chosen image size. For example, if your images are square and you set image_size="50x40" then the images will still appear square.
  • If you’re using the built-in image sizes (e.g. thumbnail, medium or large) then you can check their sizes in Settings > Media.
  • It’s possible that the width settings (see above) may be overriding your image sizes. For example, if you have set a fixed width for the image column and a specific image size then these options may conflict.
  • If you’re really struggling to get your images the correct size in the table then you can resize the original image to the correct size.

How to remove images from the table

If you don’t want to include images in the table at all, then you can delete the image column from your list of table columns. Please see the documentation about how to edit the columns in the table.

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