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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.

31 reviews
Average Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars
little squares appear with google chrome
By , for WP 4.2.2

As it is written in the tittle : little squares appear = url image not found, with google chrome.
I change for shortcode ultimate.

A totally waste of time!
By , for WP 4.2.2

At first you will think you've found what you need it. The base idea was good, but after using it for few hour you will realize that sometimes people just simply should stay AWAY from making plugins! It's full of bugs and you have to have literally a 'battle' with columns and text. Instead of help, it will messing up your website even worse than when you don't even use it. Support not useful at all. They will tell you that it's your own theme what mess up this 'plugin' but in the truth, it's just a prestest to not admit that this plugin is full of bugs.
I suggest simply to delete this plugin from WordPress. It doesn't even deserve to be called 'Plugin'. Good idea but bad realization. I suggest to correct the bugs or remove it.

not as shown
By ,

Sarah Gooding shows this plugin with a very different UI. It lacks much of the functionality that is depicted.

It adds a ton of code to a page, just to make a column. It doesn't have a good interface to add images from the library. I don't know how it works to have different styles and classes on different pages, but I don't see how that could be easily done.

Terrible
By , for WP 4.2.2

Terrible plug in. Use it just because it seems to be the only one, but very hard to use: width must be adjusted manually and there is noway to modify columns after you have added them to the post. Inexistent customer support.

Works, but sometimes "glitches"
By , for WP 4.2.2

Usually works great, but sometimes "glitches" and puts your content into a super narrow column, and then I have to "re-do" the whole section using copy & paste. Overall, I'm real happy with it, other than the occasional glitch! Would have given it a 5, except for that...

This plugin has much promise
By , for WP 3.9

When first downloading and installing this plugin it works great out of the box! However once you see how your columns appear in responsive view - you may not like it so much.

The interface that you can access from the WP visual editor is great and easy to use (drag and drop) interface.

Anyway, back to the responsive view. It centers all the text that is showing on a resolution of 1024px wide and below. The css for this action is even baked in inline into your HTML source code using !important declarations. I really don't know why people would want heaps of centered text on a mobile viewport. If anyone wants a fix for it please see here https://wordpress.org/support/topic/text-alignment-changes-in-smaller-browser-window?replies=4

Plus the plugin adds lots of extra code into the visual editor which could cause some issues when handing a website over to users/clients that are not too familiar with HTML, they have a real potential to break it. Also once you create the columns, there is no easy way to edit them. You can edit the code or create them all over again.

This plugin has great potential but it is not fully realizing it. It needs a few refinements, that's why I am giving it 3 stars.

not installed?
By , for WP 4.1.1

i am using the Alizee theme, and the plugin just won't show...
thus when i go to the page editor - visual, nothing has changed, no icon to click, no added functionality...

You think it's great, and then discover you can'r resize images.
By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin is an in between a cloumns-rows shortcode, and a full blown page builder plugin. It's nice it's simple, it's efficient.

1. That said, you cannot resize image.
2. This issue was raised several months ago, and the developer has ignored the problem to the day

Because of the 2 issues, I gave this plugin 3 points and not 5.

Even did a video to advertise this for you!
By , for WP 4.1

Love this plugin! This was the perfect solution for our clients. We even featured you on our weekly channel http://youtu.be/c7SCQ-9YAz4 - hands down WORKS like it advertises! Wonderful job!

Just what I needed
By , for WP 4.0

It helped me layout my pages in exactly the way I wanted, it's simple to use as well, great for a beginner like myself, no more needs to be said

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