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Abivia's SuperTable Plugin is designed to make your database data pop! Our SuperTable Pro Plugin offers all of the functionality of our popular SuperTable plugin, plus the ability to get data from a local or remote database.

SuperTable Pro offers all of the features of SuperTable and SuperTable Plus, and:

  • Get data from any database supported by Joomla, local or remote.
  • Connects to both Joomla and non-Joomla databases.
  • Offers powerful data formatting options.
  • Merge custom data (e.g. row or column headers) with database results to create hybrid tables.
  • Define named database connections and queries in plugin parameters to prevent accidental exposure of sensitive information.

New in version 1.1:

  • Look-up tables let you map cryptic database codes into user friendly strings (or any HTML).
  • Display results in row or column modes.

SuperTable Pro is only C$39.00 and comes with an extensive reference manual in PDF form and a year of free upgrades and support. Note: Support covers using SuperTable Pro, SuperTable commands, installation issues, and bugs in SuperTable. We will not write your queries for you. If you do require assistance with developing a SQL query, please contact us and ask for a quotation.


  • In a Joomla 1.5 site, you need to enable the "System - Mootools Upgrade" plugin to get mootools 1.2.5.

SuperTable has one restriction:

  • You can't use colspan or rowspan in your table.


A SuperTable Pro Example

SuperTable is a plugin, not a module. It doesn't have a fancy user interface, but it has power! Use SuperTable to Convert boring database results into eye-catching displays like this:

Sebastian Vettel
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Mark Webber


Full documentation is available online.

SuperTable Pro Reference Manual.

Release Notes

Note: To update, you must log in to our customer portal and download the update.

Version 2.0.5

  • All Editions
    • A build error caused 2.0.4 to be released with broken JavaScript. This release fixes that issue.

Version 2.0.4

Only J3.x version is affected.

  • All Editions
    • Fixes a CSS preset selection issue in J3.6.4.
    • Pro only: Added {userid} command to insert user information into queries. See documentation for details.

Version 2.0.3

  • All Editions
    • Auto row height issues have been fixed. All versions now use JQuery.
    • Old IE6 style break tags are auto-converted to valid XML.
    • Improved diagnostics when invalid command found.

Version 2.0.2

  • All Editions
    • Added French translation (fr-FR).
    • Pro: add {$userid} to get current logged in user in a query.

Version 2.0.1

  • All Editions
    • Major update with several new features.
    • Automatic row height calculation.
    • Native jQuery in Joomla 3.x versions.
    • RTL Language support.
    • More responsive on mobile devices.
    • New data sources in Pro: CSV, JSON, and XML.
    • more cell content flexibility for "big cell" tables.
    • New commands to simplify layouts.
    • Language strings to facilitate translations.

Version 1.8.2

  • All Editions
    • Fixes a missing function in the Joomla 3.0 version. SuperTable for Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 are not affected by this update.

Version 1.8.1

  • All Editions
    • Supports Joomla 3.0.
    • Fixes problem with editing on front end (only an issue in Joomla 1.5).
    • Compatible with mootools updates in Joomla 3.0

Version 1.8.0

  • All Editions
    • More improvements to HTML injection code; added {htmlfix} command to disable injection logic.

Version 1.7.2

  • All Editions
    • Changed mootools load strategy to avoid a Joomla 2.5 issue.

Version 1.7.1

  • All Editions
    • Fixed error when loading plugin parameters.

Version 1.7.0

  • All Editions
    • Table injection code has been overhauled to not break HTML no matter what context the SuperTable call is made in.
    • New plugin parameter disables mootools load to avoid conflicts (has no effect in Joomla 1.5).
    • When the user is running IE8, uses integer percentages for table widths. This should avoid table breakage when IE rounds up.
    • Eliminated an error when other extensions fire a content prepare event without required parameters.
    • Minor CSS improvements.
  • Plus and Pro Editions
    • Three new CSS presets for YooTheme Revista Blue (partially sponsored development).

Version 1.6.0

  • Plus and Pro Editions
    • New {blocklink} and {blocktarget} commands allow an entire row or column to be linked.

Version 1.5.2

  • All Editions
    • SuperTable now generates class references for table columns by number. This only affects sites that use custom CSS to change individual row styles.

Version 1.5.1

Only Pro is affected; there is no need to upgrade Free or Plus editions.

  • Pro Edition
    • Corrects an undefined variable bug introduced in version 1.4.0

Version 1.5.0

  • All Editions
    • All CSS styles have been improved. Includes one bug fix and several aesthetic updates.
    • A redundant class was eliminated from the generated HTML (supertable-col-head in a header row).
    • Fix warnings generated by problem with new diagnostics in 1.4.0.
    • Minor version bump because of the HTML change.

Full release notes for all versions

Get SuperTable Pro


Buy now and get:

  • SuperTable Pro (all versions),
  • a complete PDF reference manual, and
  • a year of updates and support

for just C$35.00.

Buy SuperTable Pro


Abivia strongly supports the use of the GPL for Joomla (and other software). We think that if the developers of the core are willing to license their valuable work under a FOSS licence that requires extension developers to do the same, then extension developers have a moral obligation to accept that or work with another system.

The following licenses apply to SuperTable Pro and its parts:

  • The code, including PHP, Javascript, and CSS is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) Version 2. You can install it on as many sites as you want. You are free to redistribute it, hack it, make it or break it.*
  • Documentation is copyright and licensed only to those who purchase the extension. If you distribute the code, you cannot also distribute the documentation or a derivative of it.

* when you purchase SuperTable Pro, you're actually purchasing the documentation and a year of support of the code we distribute, including updates. If you modify the code, you're on your own. If you're thinking of hacking the code, get in touch. There's a good chance we're planning to do something similar. If you fix a bug, let us know so we can fix our version and release it to all subscribers.


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Available Styles - All Row mode styles are Plus and Pro exclusives. Bold Styles are Plus and Pro only.

Column Mode Row Mode


AHS (Free) AHS (Plus and Pro)
Beez Green Beez Green (Free) Beez Green (Plus and Pro)
Mono Mono (Free) Mono (Plus and Pro)
Revista Blue Complimentary 1 Revista Blue Complimentary 1 (Plus and Pro) Revista Blue Complimentary 1 (Plus and Pro)
Revista Blue Complimentary 2 Revista Blue Complimentary 2 (Plus and Pro) Revista Blue Complimentary 2 (Plus and Pro)
Revista Blue Monochrome Revista Blue Monochrome (Plus and Pro) Revista Blue Monochrome (Plus and Pro)
RTO RTO (Free) RTO (Plus and Pro)