Since updating to Wygwam 3, when you add a table it no longer shows table cell guides. So all you see is nothing. No way to see which cell you are in or even if a table was inserted at all. I understand that you can attach a style sheet to the Wygwam field and style the table that way... but it seems like a major usability issue that by default now tables are basically invisible. Is there anyway to fix this and make guides show up by default? enter image description here

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Yes, this absolutely sucks.

There is a workaround, try the following:

1) In the CP under addons -> modules -> Wygwam -> editor configuration (your actual configuration, click on the name) specify a file in the field "css file", if you not already did so. probably it makes sense to store it in a folder themes/third_party/wygwamAssets (but this has no effect on functionality).

2) create this file and enter some code to make the table-border visible, e.g.

table, td, tbody, tr, td span { border : 1px solid black;}

maybe you have to clear your browsers cache to see the effect. for me this worked.


I'm using Wygwam 3.2.1 and EE 2.7.2. By default Wygwam shows cell borders. I'd suggest upgrading to the latest version of Wygwam and EE.

Wygwam 3.2.1 table

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    Correct, it does show borders when you specify a border size. I am actually referring to when you have border set to 0. In that case, what it did previously was still show you a light dotted border to indicate where the table cells were. What the newest version now is display nothing. While it is technically displaying the correct style (since I indicated no borders), it makes it impossible to know where the cells are... or even if a table was added at all without looking at the source code.
    – James
    Nov 8, 2013 at 4:23
  • I updated my original post to show what I am talking about.
    – James
    Nov 8, 2013 at 4:25
  • I see. I get the same result as you. As such, I'd report it directly to Pixel and Tonic as a bug. Nov 8, 2013 at 5:21

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