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Table of Contents Plugin for WordPress by CreativeMinds

CM Table of Contents WordPress Plugin is one of the best table of contents WordPress plugins. It helps users easily navigate your WordPress posts. The TOC plugin can automatically generate and insert an easy to use, user friendly navigation section to the post headers.

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Bloggers can also easily generate a Table of contents to their blogs/blog posts with this plugin. The index makes readers’ life much easier as they can simply click on the headings to be taken to the content.

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Table of Contents WordPress Plugin Description

The powerful yet user friendly Table of Contents plugin automatically generates a navigation table or table of contents based on the WordPress posts, WordPress pages, and custom post types for users by parsing through the website’s contents for headers.

How to Generate Easy Table of Contents

Adding Comprehensive Table of Contents

The site Admin can pick the table of contents title or position, including adding a sidebar or a heading.

This easy TOC plugin helps the admin to insert a TOC anywhere within the post content to display the navigation section with a simple shortcode.

By default, it is shown on the top part of each post unless the shortcode is used to move it to a different location

The index helps the reader navigate the page or site in much the same way as the contents box on Wikipedia, highlighting critical sections of the site in a clear fashion, or offering an overview of the contents at a glance.

A Table of Content Section on the Post Header
A Table of Content Section on the Post Header
@jejones8 at WordPress.org

@jejones8 at WordPress.org: "Great Service and Quality Plugin - I was looking for a table of contents plugin that was smart enough to accommodate a variety of knowledge base style posts and this one fit the bill. There were a few technical glitches in the first try, but the support team was exceptionally responsive and listened and acted very quickly to my needs. In addition to the basic functionality, it also provides great styling options and the ability to be used in the body of the text as well as in widget areas. I would recommend going for the premium version as it offers more functionality for a reasonable price.."

Settings section used to Define which Tags to Use for Generating the TOC and How to Style each Level
Settings section used to Define which Tags to Use for Generating the TOC and How to Style each Level

Generating the Table of Contents

The table is customizable and it is easy to define the look and shape of the navigation section added to each post.

Building a versatile table of Contents is done automatically by specifying which HTML elements in the post content should be used for the navigation sections

The different sections can be generated based on any tag or CSS class included in the page or post content. For example, heading levels such as H1 / H2 / H3 or a div/span with a specific class.

@coptic-treasures at WordPress.org

@coptic-treasures at WordPress.org: "The ONLY table of contents plugin that recognizes pagination - The best table of content WordPress Plugin. Extremely highly custmizable. The only one that recognizes pagination. Also, the technical support team is very efficient and knowledgeable. After researching for months, CM table of contents plugin was the solution. I highly recommend it to anyone who has complicated post structure or long posts and wants a perfect table of contents plugin."

Using the WordPress Table of Contents Plugin

  • Automatic Table of Contents – Automatically creates a context specific table or index of contents (TOC) on any post or page or custom post type
  • Customize your Table of Contents – Easily customize your navigation table based on specific tags and CSS classes
  • Style the TOC – Style the table according to the users’ needs or branding
  • Order your Content – Use the WordPress table of contents plugin to create order within your pages & posts, including blog posts and articles
  • On Page Navigation Tool – Makes it easy for your users to navigate between different sections of your content
  • Support Child Pages – Navigate to your child pages from the parent page
  • Next Page Support – Table of contents help readers in long paginated posts, by pointing to the exact location in the pages/post
  • Shortcode – The plugin was designed to be as seamless as possible and does not require you to insert a shortcode. However, using the shortcode allows you to fully control the position of the table of contents within your page

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WordPress Table of Contents Plugin Basic Features

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin

  • Table of Contents can be defined by tag, class and id
  • Change the Table of Contents label
  • Easily style the navigation table font size

Table of Contents Plugin Advanced Features

  • Table of Contents Elements – TOC can be defined by tag, class and id
  • Collapse Expand – TOC can be collapsed on page load
  • Automatic Creation – TOC can be automatically created for all site pages
  • Unique Tags and Classes – TOC can be defined using unique tags on each post or page
  • TOC Location in Page – TOC can be inserted in any specific location on a post or a page using a shortcode
  • Define specific tags for each page or post – In each page or post, you can use the metabox to define the specific tag, class or id to use for each level. These definitions can override the global plugin settings. View Image – CM TOC – Metabox on each page or post
  • Appearance/Style TOC – You can change the appearance of TOC, the general settings include specific instructions for how to style the table of contents using font size, color, weight, and style. View image: CM TOC – Global settings to define TOC styles
  • Support Custom Post Type – Our plugin supports any custom post type. The User can specify which types of posts to include in the general settings. View image: CM Table of Contents general settings
  • Define show and hide the table behavior – Our plugin supports show and hide the table option on page load and displays a specific label to open and close the TOC. View image
  • Child Pages Support – Supports allowing the table of contents to navigate to child pages of the parent page
  • Widget support – A good looking TOC can also be displayed using a sidebar widget
  • Next Page Support – In long paginated posts, TOC can point to the exact location in the pages and posts
  • Insert TOC to any page/post – You can add TOC to any page or post
  • Hierarchical/Multi-Level Table – You can easily add a multi-level table to any page or post and define which heading level to use for the table items. It scans the headings through the post content and generates a table of contents accordingly, fixing it to the page display.
  • Multiple TOC – You can add multiple table of contents in the long paginated posts to make it easy for the users. For example, one TOC on the top and one at the bottom of the post so that users don’t have to scroll much to find the table items
  • Enable/Disable TOC – The Table of Contents is automatically generated and you can enable or disable the auto-insert option on a specific post or page

Table of Contents Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin

Can I choose which pages show my Index?

Yes. You can either decide based on Page, Post or Custom post types where the Table of contents should display. This will display the TOC at the top of these posts. It’s possible to also place TOC’s manually within pages in places where they wouldn’t show, by placing Shortcodes. Learn more about manually placing TOC’s by clicking here.

Can I use the table on custom pages?

Yes. The plugin supports custom post types. In the plugin setting you can easily define which custom post types are supported.

How can I change the look of my index?

The plugin settings include advanced customization option which let you change the look and feel of the table. You can select the font size, color and even the background color

Do I have to show my table of content at the top of posts and pages?

Certainly not. You can choose to hide them completely on specified pages, or use the show/hide module to let the reader select what suits them. You can also insert the TOC anywhere on the page using a shortcode.

To learn more about manually placing TOCs click here

How do I define the TOC headings?

CM TOC Plugin helps the Admin in generating table of contents through the defining of HTML tags and class. TOC headings are defined in the plugin settings, where you can choose between html tags like H1, H2, H3 headings, or use CSS classes such as div and span to mark new chapters in your TOC. Next, enter them into the text as you normally would, and the TOC will automatically parse them.

Still have questions? Send us a message and we will reply within 24 hours.

 

 

Table of Contents Demo

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This demo shows the usage of the table of contents at the upper part of the article. The TOC was automatically generated based on predefined tags found in the article

Table of Contents Live Demo

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This demo shows easy Table of Contents with different styles. User can customize TOC styles on the options page on the Admin Dashboard

Table of Contents – Styles Demo

TOC WordPress Plugin Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

Customer Reviews for the TOC WordPress Plugin

  • 12th Jul
    2016
    Great Service and Quality Plugin
    I was looking for a table of contents plugin that was smart enough to accommodate a variety of knowledge base style posts and this one fit the bill. There were a few technical glitches in the first try but the support team was exceptionally responsive and listened and acted very quickly to my needs. In addition to the basic functionality, it also provides great styling options and the ability to be used in the body of the text as well as in widget areas. I would recommend going for the premium version as it offers more functionality for a reasonable price.
  • 05th Jul
    2016
    The ONLY table of contents plugin that recognizes pagination
    The best table of content WordPress Plugin. Extremely highly custmizable. The only one that recognizes pagination. Also, the technical support team is very efficient and knowlegable. After researching for months, CM table of contents plugin was the solution. I highly recommend it to anyone who has complicated post structure or long posts and wants a perfect table of contents plugin.
  • 07th Feb
    2016
    a Smart plugin!
    This is a simple, but powerful and smart plugin! Unlike the others, they are too simple and not useful as this one. It detects the headers by itself, and make it anywhere as we wanted!However, multilingual supported will be much appreciated. I have a 3 languages site, and using Polylang. If we could change the text of “The Table of Content” in different language, it will be much much appreciated.!

Version 1.2.6 5th Dec 2018

  • Added Back to the top button
  • Added option to align TOC to right or left
  • Fixed the problem with not including headings which contain tags inside

Version 1.2.5 1st Nov 2018

  • Fixed small bugs

Version 1.2.4 27th Oct 2018

  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.2.3 10th May 2018

  • Bug: Fixed the Table of Contents detection for tags nested in the heading tags eg.
  • Bug/Change: Changed the Table of Content indentation algorithm again
  • Bug/Change: Fixed the Table of Content indentation algorithm
  • Bug: Fixed the problem with the meta information being lost on Quick Edit

Version 1.2.1 17th Jan 2018

  • Redesigned the Settings page
  • Fixed small bugs

Version 1.2.0 18th Nobv 2017

  • Added the option to display the list items regarding the indentation eg. 1.1 2.1 2.3 etc
  • Updated the licensing package

Version 1.1.10 22nd Oct 2017

  • Added the option to use the alternative text for the headings in the TOC by providing the “title” attribute or “data-cmtoc-title” attribute

Version 1.1.9 26th Sep 2017

  • Added the option to exclude the search of headings in the container with given class

Version 1.1.8 10th Sep 2017

  • Fixes for the paginated pages
  • Fixed warning when class selector is empty

Version 1.1.7 12th June 2017

  • Updated licensing package

Version 1.1.6 10th May 2017

  • Added the option to use the title-like structured anchors
  • Updated the Licensing Package

Version 1.1.6 10th May 2017

  • Added the option to use the title-like structured anchors
  • Updated the Licensing Package

Version 1.1.5 29th Nov 2016

  • Fixed the styling of the button conflicting with Bootstrap

Version 1.1.4 28th Sep 2016

  • Added the option allowing to include the content of the child pages of the parent page
  • Added the option to style the current element in the Table of Contents differently (disabled by default)
  • Upgraded the color pickers

Version 1.1.3 7th Aug 2016

  • Updated the Licensing API

Version 1.1.2 28th June 2016

    Fixed a bug with the JS file missing in the admin area

Version 1.1.1 15th June 2016

  • Small CSS fixes for rtl text direction
  • Fixed the metabox display on custom post types

Version 1.1.0 13th June 2016

  • Added the option to disable the automatic display of TOC at the top of the post
  • Fixed the flickering effect on unfolding the TOC
  • Fixed the spelling mistake
  • Fixed the support for CPT
  • Fixed the display of the Widget
  • Added the option to always collapse on small screens
  • Added the support for displaying the TOC for all pages of post/page paged with
  • Added the smooth scrolling
  • Added the option to choose the offset of the jump (more precise anchors)
  • Added the option to select the style of the list elements (none, circle, square, letters, numbers)

Version 1.0.8 19th April 2016

Version 1.0.7 15th April 2016

  • Fixed the JS bug with foldable being undefined

Version 1.0.6 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing API support

Version 1.0.5 25th Feb 2016

  • Added automatic updates from plugin dashboard
  • Replaced plugin admin interface including license activation and user guide

Version 1.0.4 24th dec 2015

  • Update license system

Version 1.0.2 03 July 2015

  • Fix bug – CSS issues showing help tips and styling is setting page

Version 1.0.1 22nd June 2015

  • Fix bug – conflict with visual editor

Plugin First Release 20th April 2015