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WP Auto Columns

Description

You need to display your articles in magazine or newspaper style. Use this plugin. You don’t have
to change your theme files or add styles – just use “table” splitter.

Features

  • fully automatic splitter;
  • create columns in table or div’s;
  • tag-aware;
  • splits long paragraphs and unordered lists;
  • keeps text with headers;

Requirements

The plugin requires DOM API (http://www.php.net/manual/en/book.dom.php) and Tidy (http://www.php.net/manual/en/book.tidy.php)

Usage

Wrap block of text with [auto_columns]...[/auto_columns] shortcode. It will produce markup like

<div class="auto-columns-container columns-2">
<div class="auto-columns-column column-1 first-column">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.</div>
<div class="auto-columns-column column-2 last-column">Nam tincidunt gravida dui, at bibendum nisl lacinia nec.</div>
<div class="auto-columns-clear"></div>
</div>

In your theme use do_shortcode function:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[auto_columns]' . $content . '[/auto_columns]'); ?>

You will have to define width for .auto-columns-column class in your theme, of course.

Screenshots

  • Example of splitted text
  • Example of shortcode markup

Installation

  1. Login to admin panel of your WP blog and go to PluginsAdd New
  2. Enter wp-auto-columns and click on Search button
  3. Click on link Install bellow plugin name WP Auto Columns
  4. Activate plugin by clicking on link Activate

FAQ

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Auto Columns” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.6

  • Added parameter style="table|div" to define desired split style.

1.0.5

  • Added processing of “height” attribute for IMG tags
  • Fixed behaviour of
    tags
  • Settings page for height measurement fine tuning

1.0.4

  • Added editor toolbar button

1.0.3

  • Small fix in activation handler

1.0.2

  • IMG tags are filtered
  • Added check for installed DOM API on activation
  • Added Russian translation

1.0.1

  • Fixed <ol> behavior

1.0.0

  • First public release