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Generating Wordpress Content from Excel Tables



3:59 am on Dec 22, 2011 (gmt 0)


I am currently building a Wordpress website that will have some frequently updated lists of information. For example, the organization has a long membership list that regularly changes. They maintain this list in an Excel chart and will need to regularly transfer the data to a page on the site.

My problem:

1. I need to avoid any retyping to save time discourage errors. Is there some way that the data can automatically be transferred from the Excel file into a Wordpress page? I am hoping that the client can simply update the excel file on the server and not have to touch the page.

2. Rather than displaying the members in one scrolling list, I would like it to automatically divide it into three even columns on the page.

Any help or pointers on a solution for this would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


8:23 pm on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Save the Excel file as HTML and then overwrite the old version with the update.

Format the Excel file the way you want the result; the html conversion will loose some formatting niceties keep in mind. This loss is more obvious in non Microsoft browsers.


7:40 pm on Apr 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

I realized that I never did reply to your response. Thank you for the input!

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