You can apply an Advanced Shortcode to the Ninja Tables whenever needed.

Basic Usage #

You can use the shortcodes given below according to your needs:

[ninja_tables id='YOUR TABLE ID HERE']

Advanced Usage of Ninja Tables Shortcode #

A set of highly useful shortcodes is provided by Ninja Tables, where you can configure the features in the shortcode so that you can display the same table on a separate page/post in a different manner.

Accessible Shortcode Parameters

Shortcode ParameterDescription
per_pageYou can specify how many rows will show in ninja tables per page
Value Type: Number
SearchYou can enable or disable the search bar
Possible Value: 0 or 1
sortingYou can enable/disable data sorting features 
Possible Value: 0 or 1
hide_headerYou can show/hide the header row
Possible Value: 0 or 1
logged_in_onlyYou can show a table only for logged-in users.
Value: 0 or 1
( if value = 1 then the table can be visible only for logged-in users )
get_filterYou can set search filter from URL’s get parameter
Provide the filter name and then Ninja Table will filter the table data from your browser’s get parameter
filterYou can add the filter parameter as a pre-defined search value for the table
filter_columnYou can specify in which column the “filter” will be applied. You have to provide the column key
hide_default_filterIf you use a filter parameter and want don’t want to show hidden values even after resetting the filter in frontend then you can set this value as ‘yes’
columnsYou can specify which columns key will show. Just specify the column keys as comma-separated values then those columns will show only.
filter_selectsIf you use custom filters UI for your table and you can set pre-defined values for the select elements.
Basic Usage: filter_selects=’FILTER_TITLE=defaultValue’

If you want to add multiple pre-defined selected values you can do that like this:

limitIf you want to limit the data then you use this parameter.
Example: limit=’20’
It will show only 20 rows from your table’s data source.
skipIf you want to skip a few rows from your table’s data source then you use this parameter.
Example: skip=’10’
It will skip the first 10 rows from your table’s data source.
infoThis parameter lets you show the table meta info after pagination.
Example: info=’Current Page {CP} of {TP}’

{CP} – The current page.
{TP} – The total number of pages available.
{PF} – The first-row number of the current page.
{PL} – The last row number of the current page.
{TR} – The total number of rows available.

Examples of Shortcodes #

Please Note that Advanced Shortcode is available only in the Pro Version of Ninja Tables

Date range filter- shortcode #

Suppose you wish to primarily filter the date or date range if you have a table with a date column. This option is available in NinjaTables version 3.5.8. Use the date range filter with shortcode after upgrading your plugin to the latest version.

Advanced shortcode

To filter by date range:
filter="~{date:M/D/YYYY}:{date:M/D/YYYY}" filter_column="date"
To filter the date before 7 days to the next 1 day:
filter="~{date-7:M/D/YYYY}:{date+1:M/D/YYYY}" filter_column="date"
For greater than use:
For Less Than use:

Use this on your shortcode. The shortcode filter column is used to choose the column you want to filter.
NB: The date format must be the same as the date format for the columns.

Other Shortcodes – Table Info #

Helper shortcode for ninja tables helps you to easily show the following information.

  • title
  • description
  • total_rows // Will work only for the default table
  • last_modified
  • last_editor


[ninja_table_info id='YOUR TABLE ID HERE' field="INFO_FIELD"] 
The following parameter can be used for field: 

Table Cell Info #

There are helper shortcodes where you can display your table cell data for a specific table.


[ninja_table_cell id='YOUR TABLE ID HERE' row_id="YOUR_ROW_INDEX" column="YOUR_COLUMN_KEY"] 

You will get the ROWID for default data source tables. But if you have a table with external data source or wp-posts / csv integration then your shortcode should look like this: 

[ninja_table_cell id='YOUR TABLE ID HERE' row="YourROWID" column="YOUR_COLUMN_KEY"] 

This shortcode will print out data from that particular cell data.

For the Row Index Number you have to click on this icon:
advanced shortcode in table

Above here for external data source table,the RowID would be the serial number of the table row


  1. What shortcode should I use so that the table is initialling hidden and then only reveals filter results?
    For example, you search for a persons name and then all the rows including that are shown but if the name field is empty then no results are shown.

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