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Advanced WP Columns

Advanced WP Columns plugin provides you to set up your blog content in the multiple columns using simple user interface, without any short codes.

17 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
4 stars
This plugin gets it right
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's amazing how many plugins attempt to pull off responsive columns, but fail. Either they are complicated to use, or don't "collapse" properly on smaller screens.

Enter this plugin. It offers a visual editor to easily adjust the percentages and insert your content. And it not only responds well to smaller screen sizes, but you can set the breakpoint yourself, which is helpful since some designs might not look good broken up at 1024.

My only gripe (and the reason I docked a star) is because you can't see the outlines of the columns in the WP editor after using the plugin's. Not a major issue, but it would definitely help in the usability area.

Overall, great plugin, no fuss. I highly recommend it.

5 stars
Far Superior To Other, More Popular Column Plugins
By , for WP 3.9.1

It's a quandary this one. As someone who only uses responsive layouts I found the popular column plugins rather frustrating. They work well with simple shortcode, and from that point of view they're great. No messy code in your post to deal with, just easy shortcodes.

However, when you reload the page under a different screen size/resolution, those simple column plugins look awful. They don't float like they should do (and I mean float as in the html term for floating divs) or stack when the page is reduced in width.

Advanced WP Columns, on the other hand, handles responsive design well. I've done a quick test and compared this plugin with the other, simpler plugins, and for me this wins hands down.

And to the reviewer who gave this plugin one out of five stars because it doesn't use percentage width, it does. I can only assume this plugin was updated to accommodate this feature after you wrote your review. I thought it was an unnecessarily harsh review for a great plugin that's clearly had a lot of work put into it. Fortunately that was for an earlier version of WP, and I've tested this on 3.9.1 and it works well.

Definitely recommend.

2 stars
Messy Code
By , for WP 3.9.1

Awesome at first glance, but the generated markup is really messy. Empty divs with 1x1-Pixel PNGs as "spacers", Inline styles, … unusable for HTML-purists.

5 stars
Very nice plug
By , for WP 3.9.1

Very nice plug,
Thank you

5 stars
Great, thanks!
By ,

Exactly what I was waiting for!

5 stars
Great - exactly what I was looking for
By , for WP 3.8.1

works perfectly in the woocommerce (v2.1.5) product description :) No hassle to install, setup and get working.

3 stars
Hard to customize
By ,

This plugin is great in many ways but I lack some features:

1) Visual column border in back-end

2) No forced CSS styling (text-align: center !important) (?!)

1 star
messed up formatting
By ,

agggggahhhhhh

5 stars
Best plug in for Columns!!!!
By , for WP 3.8

Great! easy UI. Very easy!

5 stars
Great
By , for WP 3.7.1

Just a great plugin.
Simple and useful.

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