Tabulizer 6.0 finally released!

The new Tabulizer version is a major release and brings a lot of hidden treasures that will be presented in future demos and tutorials. For the time being, here is a list of some notable new features:

  • The grid editor. When entering the table data, choose between the standard plain text editor or the grid editor that creates a spreadsheet-like experience with copy-past commands, row/column additions and deletions with a just few clicks.
  • Cleaner User Interface. For instance, the Excel importation is placed on a separate tab, while new tabs from importing data from a CSV file or an external Web Page are not integrated in the Tabulizer popup. More data integration options (databases, RSS feeds, etc) are still available via the use of a data source.
  • The ability to export ruleset archives. This is very useful when migrating your site to a another server, a newer version or different platform (from Joomla to Wordpress or vice versa). Also it's safe and easy way to get backups of your existing rulesets.
  • The ability to export data sources. Very helpful when you are migrating your site, but also a very convenient way to get backups of your data sources.
  • The ability to publish data sources. Want to share data with other sites? Tabulizer gives you the power to become a data publisher, while the other end will consume these data using its own styling preferences.
  • Search the dynamic content of the data sources [Joomla platform]. A new search plugin makes the contents of the data sources searchable using the standard Joomla search box.
  • Make copies of a ruleset with a single click. This is a highly requested feature and it's ideal for those who want to make modifications to an existing ruleset without starting from the beginning.
  • Connect to an external database via a data source. A new data source type, called "external database/query" allows you to fetch and display data from a remote/external database table or query without the need of the proxy script.
  • User parameter sharing between data sources and rulesets. This is a big one but it's hard to explain without a specific example. Basically, user specified parameters will be available to the ruleset modification functions creating really interesting results such as a monthly event calendar!
  • New rule parameters and refinements. For instance, it's possible to set an HTML attribute to all table elements that fall into a certain range.
  • WCAG 2.0 compliance. New parameters and rules so your can build an HTML table in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • Various improvements and bug fixes.