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[resolved] how do you use this plugin? (6 posts)

  1. Locriana
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello,

    I downloaded and installed and activated your plugin but cannot find any useful documentation for it. All i see is some CSS code, and an instruction to put it in a post. I do that and i get nothing. What I really need is a simple step by step, "getting started" kind of explanation of how to use it. You know, the basics?

    is that to be found anywhere?
    thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/column-matic/

  2. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

  3. rojamg
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Above link is of no help. I don't get two columns. Text extends outside boundries of page. No word wrap.

    I pasted this format on page:

    [column class="column1"]Column 1 content goes here.[/column]
    [column class="column2"]Column 2 content goes here.[/column]
    [end_columns]

  4. Baden
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

  5. IanEricson
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hello Baden, Good effort, but still can't make this plugin work. It sounds like a good idea, but those short codes just don't end up making anything into columns.

    Maybe the confusion comes into play with where to insert the short codes. I assumed that the first short code should be inserted prior the the content for the first column, then the second short code should be inserted prior to the second column content and then the third or end columns should be inserted after the end of the content for the second column.

    That does not work. I suspect there is a way to make it work but there must be a secret trick I don't know.

  6. IanEricson
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    It turns out this Plugin does work quite well. Here is an example. http://www.docrodman.com

    Instructions as I see it to make two columns:
    Insert Short Code [twocol_one] before the start of the content for the first column. Then at the end of the content for the first column, insert this short code [/twocol_one]

    To start the second column insert this short code: [twocol_one_last] At the end of the second column insert these short codes to end the second column and make any additional content in single column format. [/twocol_one_last] [end_columns][/end_columns]

    Really works well. Also, if you have the Ultimate TinyMCE plugin installed there is a button that gives people a super easy way to insert these short codes!

    Thanks Brandon for a really nice tool to create content columns! The reason this is especially important right now is that many website visitors are using smart phones to visit websites and breaking content up into columns makes the content look great on a phone!

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