(NOTE: You can access all the shortcodes via the shortcodes icon on your visual editor. See this document if you need more information.)

Column shortcodes can be used in addition to other shortcodes when you wish content to be located in a specific column and wish to control that.

Here's a quick example with some text in each column. But keep in mind that you can put other things into the columns, including other shortcodes.

This is the first column. Lorem ipsum conubia congue lacinia erat turpis, tortor quis nec porttitor commodo morbi dui, semper lacinia sem at fusce. et ullamcorper lacinia sodales habitasse augue metus odio potenti venenatis, porta nulla nisl eleifend augue per dapibus non sociosqu tellus, interdum donec scelerisque odio eu mi platea habitasse.
This is the second column. Lorem ipsum conubia congue lacinia erat turpis, tortor quis nec porttitor commodo morbi dui, semper lacinia sem at fusce. et ullamcorper lacinia sodales habitasse augue metus odio potenti venenatis, porta nulla nisl eleifend augue per dapibus non sociosqu tellus, interdum donec scelerisque odio eu mi platea habitasse.
It is necessary to always use a full set, therefore if you use a 1/4 column, then you will need to add three more 1/4 columns to make a full set of 4 columns.

 

Here are the settings.

column-settings

 

 

    There is only one property aside from the column divisions themselves.

  • last = one of these values: yes, no -- this tells WordPress whether it is the last column in a set or not
  • If you want to have four columns, then you would use four sets of  "one_fourth" shortcodes.
  • Each set contains an open tag "one_fourth"  and a closing tag "/one_fourth". Your content fits between the open/close tag.

 

 

Important: last="" always has to be set.

Therefore, if you are using one half + one half, the first one half is last="no" and the second is last="yes".

The same happens for any combination of columns you can use so that only the last column is closed off, but all previous columns are stated as not the last. It must be spelt exactly like: "yes", no capital Y and make sure you type the apostrophes in "Text" mode.

Do not copy the code from somewhere; type it yourself or use the shortcode generator.