Add Table creation ability back to Directory Profiles

Requested by: Meghan Reid

Status: Rejected

Change to something that already exists?: Yes
Requires a new CMS Component?: No
Requires New Functionality?: No


  Meghan Reid
  (604) 505-4141
Change to something that currently exists?
New CMS Theme Component?
New Functionality?
Detailed Description
  I am requesting the table feature be added to the WYSIWYG editor in the central directory.

We often have information submitted in a table format, for example, in the Selected Publications & Presentations section. Unfortunately, tables are not editable in the central directory for someone that does not have HTML skills.

Reason for Rejection:


On May 16, 2022, at 2:59 PM, Quilala, Steve <> wrote:

Hi all,


Echoing Randy’s statements also. We strongly discourage tables on the CMS in general and they were intentionally left off the directory WYSIWYG fields because it would be overused and easily broken by novice users.


We do not support adding this ability back to the profile fields. Adding tables back in would simply result in more confusion and frustration than before.






Steve Quilala (He, Him, His)

Programmer Analyst 1 – Web Designer/Developer

UBC IT Okanagan | Web & Applications

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory

1138 Alumni Avenue, ADM 024 | Kelowna BC | V1V 1V7 Canada

Phone 250 807 9918 Ext. 79918





From: “Lievers, Randy” <>
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10:54 AM
To: UBCO-OKIT UBC Okanagan Web Services <>, “Quilala, Steve” <>, “Shaji, Jithin” <>, “Edwards, Jamie” <>
Subject: Re: CMS Enhancement Request Submission


Hello all,


I don’t think this is a good idea at this point in time because the content of really long tables cuts off unless there is code added to the individual table.

This is problem already for communicators; it will be even more problematic if we roll this out the faculty members within the Central Directory.


I’m open to discussion options and ideas.



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