If you are fairly new at building WordPress sites and even more so at using HTML code, laying out a new post or page can be a daunting task. The WordPress Column Shortcodes plugin can ease your fear and make it very easy for WordPress newbies to add columns to your page or post.

Step 1:

From your WordPress Dashboard select “Plugins” / “Add New”

Step 2:

In the search box type “Column Shortcodes” and click “Search Plugins”

Step 3:

Locate the “Column Shortcodes” plugin on the list and click “Install Now”

Step 4:

Select “Activate Plugin”

Step 5:

Select “Pages” or “Posts” & click on “Edit” for the page or post you want to modify.

Step 6:

Click on the spot in your page where you want the column to begin. Then select the Shortcode Icon “


Step 7

Select the padding you want to have inside the particular column. These values can be altered later to help you align your page content.

Step 8

Select the width of the first column.

Step 9

Repeat the process to select the subsequent columns. Be sure your columns in any given row total “1”. For example, “one half” plus “one half last”= “1”. Or “one third” plus “two thirds last” = “1”.

Step 10

Insert your content between the shortcodes per this example []INSERT CONTENT HERE[]

Step 11

Select “Update” to save your page or post and to view your work.

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