Generates shortcodes for all 35 possible column layouts when using Genesis column classes.
|Author:||Nick Diego (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.6|
|WordPress version tested:||4.9|
|Added to WordPress repository:||01-02-2015|
|Total downloads:||77 166|
|Active installs:||20 000+|
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A screenshot of columns button in editor and available options.
A screenshot of Advanced Options popup where you can select from all 42 column configurations.
A screenshot of the frontend featuring a two column and six column layout with all columns evenly spaced.
A screenshot of the frontend featuring an advanced three column and an advanced two column layout.
- You have a couple options:
- Go to Plugins->Add New and search for “Genesis Columns Advanced”. Once found, click “Install”.
- Download the folder from WordPress.org and zip the folder. Then upload via Plugins->Add New->Upload.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- From the ‘Plugins’ page, head to a post/page and check out the new button in your editor.
- If you have any implementation questions, please post in the plugin support forum.
How do I add columns shortcodes?
Standard Method – The easiest way is to click the “Insert Columns” icon that is added to the top bar of your WordPress editor. This will open a dropdown where you can quickly select a standard column layout. You can also choose “Advanced Layouts” to launch a popup window where you can then choose from any one of the 42 available layouts. Click insert, and the correct shortcodes will be added to your editor’s content field.
Manual Method – If you don’t want to bother with the popup interface, or want to use the shortcodes outside the editor, you can manually type out the shortcodes. Below is all the available shortcodes that this plugin supports. Note that the “first” shortcodes are used for the first column in a row of columns.
Main Column Shortcodes
[one-half-first] …Column Content… [/one-half-first] [one-half] …Column Content… [/one-half] [one-third-first] …Column Content… [/one-third-first] [one-third] …Column Content…[ /one-third] [two-thirds-first] …Column Content… [/two-thirds-first] [two-thirds] …Column Content…[ /two-thirds] [one-fourth-first] …Column Content… [/one-fourth-first] [one-fourth] …Column Content… [/one-fourth] [two-fourths-first] …Column Content… [/two-fourths-first] [two-fourths] …Column Content…[ /two-fourths] [three-fourths-first] …Column Content… [/three-fourths-first] [three-fourths] …Column Content…[ /three-fourths] [one-fifth-first] …Column Content… [/one-fifth-first] [one-fifth] …Column Content…[ /one-fifth] [two-fifths-first] …Column Content… [/two-fifths-first] [two-fifths] …Column Content…[ /two-fifths] [three-fifths-first] …Column Content… [/three-fifths-first] [three-fifths] …Column Content…[ /three-fifths] [four-fifths-first] …Column Content… [/four-fifths-first] [four-fifths] …Column Content…[ /four-fifths] [one-sixth-first] …Column Content… [/one-sixth-first] [one-sixth] …Column Content… [/one-sixth] [two-sixths-first] …Column Content… [/two-sixths-first] [two-sixths] …Column Content…[ /two-sixths] [three-sixths-first] …Column Content… [/three-sixths-first] [three-sixths] …Column Content…[ /three-sixths] [four-sixths-first] …Column Content… [/four-sixths-first] [four-sixths] …Column Content…[ /four-sixths] [five-sixths-first] …Column Content… [/five-sixths-first] [five-sixths] …Column Content…[ /five-sixths]
[clearfix] - Adds a clearfix [vertical-spacer] – Adds a clear as well as some vertical separation [columns-container] …Column Content… [/columns-container] – Useful for wrapping column rows
Can I add attributes to columns?
Yes! All column and utility shortcodes currently support three attributes: id, class, and style. Multiple classes can be specified, but they must be space separated and all style requires proper markup. See below for usage examples:
[one-half-first id="main_column" class="col1" style="color:red; border: 1px solid #333"] …Column Content… [/one-half-first] [clearfix class="class1 class2"] [columns-container class="wrapper-class" style="background-color: green"] …Column Content… [/columns-container]
How do I disable the built-in stylesheet?
If you are already using a Genesis theme, it is likely that it includes column classes. In which case you might not want to use the built-in styles that come with this plugin. You can easily disable the stylesheet using the filter below. Just add it to your functions.php file. Note: Genesis themes do not support fifths, so if you disable this plugin’s built-in stylesheet, the fifths shortcodes won’t do anything.
add_filter( 'gca_load_column_styles', '__return_false' );
Will you be adding more utility shortcodes or additional features?
Let us know what you are looking for in the support forums, and we will do our best to make it happen, pending the request is reasonable of course!
- Fixed bug with incorrect column widths (Thanks fourlightsweb)
- Added default styling to columns-container shortcode to fix styling bug
- Fixed bug with missing styles for the vertical-spacer shortcode (Thanks DanaE23!)
- Complete plugin overhaul to comply with WP standards
- Plugin is now fully translatable
- Plugin is now completely standalone, does not require the Genesis Framework
- Added brand new UI for the TinyMCE popup
- Added fifths
- Added id and style attributes to all shortcodes
- Added class attributes to all shortcodes
- Added the columns container utility shortcode
- Updated readme
- Added new banner and icon
- Fixed bug associated with adding columns on HTTPS websites
- Fixed bug associated with columns with a width of two-fourths
- Fixed bug associated with wpautop
- Initial Release