Apply the class to the parent row, if the child cell contains a specific value



I want to hide a row if a value appears in any of its child cells.

Desired Effect

  • Apply class to row, if one of its child cells contains a specific value
  • Bonus Challenge: Hide column containing the value, i.e. "admin-hide"

Example Code

if($('td:contains("non-member")', this).length{


Invaluable for tables containing information that needs to be:

  • toggled on/off without losing the back-end data, i.e. member roster, with lapsed member rows having display: none;
  • highlighting particular rows, i.e. premium sponsors

Difficulties I've Faced

Hiding the column is problematic. If necessary, I can stick to just have hiding rows with child elements containing a string.

Tech I've Working w/

  • Wordpress 3.5.1
  • Jquery 1.10.1
  • Tablepress Pluging (which uses DataTables plugin for Jquery)

Attempt #1

This is what I have in the page editor in WordPress:

[table id=3 /]
<script>jQuery(function($) {
$('#tableID tr').filter(function() {
$('td', this).each(function() {
if ($(this).text().indexOf('admin-hide') != -1)
$('#tableID tr td:eq('+ $(this).index() +')').hide();

return $(this).text().indexOf('non-member') != -1;
.disabled {display: none;}

Attempt #2 - @adeneo

This hides the row but breaks Datatables/Tablepress:

<script> jQuery(function($) {
$('#tablepress-3 tr:contains("admin-hide")').addClass('disable-cells')
var index = $('td:contains("admin-hide")').index();
$('th,td', '#tablepress-3').filter('nth-child('+(index+1)+')').addClass('disable-cells'); });
.disable-cells {display: none;}

Attempt #3 - @SpenserJ

This hides the row, allows for Datatables. However, it doesn't hide the column.

jQuery(function($) {
$('#tablepress-3 td').each(function() {
if ($(this).text().indexOf('admin-hide') !== -1) {
// Hide the column without affecting the table formatting
$(this).css('visibility', 'hidden');
// Hide the entire row
$('#tablepress-3 tr:contains("admin-hide")').hide();

jQuery(function($) {
  $table = $('#tablepress-3');
  $('th, td', $table).each(function() {
    if ($(this).text().indexOf('Admin Only') !== -1) {
      var index = $(this).index();
      $('th:eq(' + index + '), td:eq(' + index + ')', 'tr', $table).hide();
  // Hide the entire row
  $('tr:contains("Membership Expired")', $table).hide();