How to modify a table in a Joomla! article

This article explains how to modify an existing table in a Joomla! article. For information about how to insert a table, see How to insert a table in a Joomla! article.

If you need to modify a table in an existing Joomla! article, log in to your Joomla! administrator back-end and go to Content > Articles. Click the article title to open the article in the editor.

Using the table toolbar

There are several table modifications you can make with the table toolbar that appears when you click the table.

Change table properties

Click Table properties to set several general and advanced table properties, such as cell size and padding, alignment, and border colour.

Delete table

Click Delete table to delete the table and its contents.

Insert row before

Click Insert row before to insert a row above the currently selected row.

Insert row after

Click Insert row after to insert a row below the currently selected row.

Delete row

Click Delete row to delete the currently selected row and its contents.

Insert column before

Click Insert column before to insert a column to the left of the currently selected column.

Insert column after

Click Insert column after to insert a column to the right of the currently selected column.

Delete column

Click Delete column to delete the currently selected column and its contents.

Merging and splitting table cells

When you merge two or more adjacent cells, they become one cell that spans across multiple rows or columns. You can merge cells horizontally across columns and vertically across rows. When you merge cells that contain text, all of the text is combined in the merged cell. If you no longer want the cells to be merged, you can split them into the original multiple cells.

To merge cells, select two or more adjacent cells, then go to Table CellMerge cells.

The cells are merged into a single larger cell.

If you want to split the cell, select it and go to TableCellSplit cell.

The merged cell is split into the original number of cells.

More information

For more information about adding and editing Joomla! articles, see What are Joomla! articles in the HostPapa knowledge base.

If you have any questions or need help, you can always contact HostPapa Support by opening a support ticket. Details about how to open a support ticket are here.

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