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#58081 closed feature request (reported-upstream)

WP Tables Do Not Scale

Reported by: etwardz1's profile etwardz1 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.2
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility Cc:


Word Press Tables do not completely fulfill accessibility requirements for scaling. When a user zooms in on a webpage, particularly above 200%, content within the Word Press table is either squeezed or truncated with no horizontal scrollbar. Is there a possibility to add a horizontal scrollbar to the Word Press table?

This corresponds to the WebAIM 1.4.10 Reflow (WCAG 2.1 Level AA)

  • No loss of content or functionality occurs and horizontal scrolling is avoided when content is presented at a width of 320 pixels.
  • This requires responsive design for most web sites. This is best tested by setting the browser window to 1280 pixels wide and then zooming the page content to 400%.
  • Content that requires horizontal scrolling, such as data tables, complex images (such as maps and charts), toolbars, etc. are exempted.

Change History (4)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by joedolson. View the logs.

16 months ago

#2 @joedolson
16 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi, @etwardz1! Thanks for contributing!

Can you clarify whether you're talking about tables created in WordPress posts and pages, then shown on the front end of your site, or are you talking about tables used in the administration of WordPress?

Providing specific steps to reproduce is always very helpful, as well, so we know exactly what you're observing.

#3 @etwardz1
15 months ago

Hi, @joedolson thank you for your comment!

I am referring to tables created in WordPress posts and pages, then shown on the front end of our site.

#4 @joedolson
15 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks for following up! This is already being tracked in the Gutenberg repository. I encourage you to add a comment to that issue to make your support known!

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