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Magazine Columns


This plugin creates magazine style columns in your posts and pages.


  • Two columns


  1. Unzip the file.
  2. Upload the magazine-columns folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Use the column quicktag in the HTML editor to add the <!–column–> tag to your posts or pages.


1) How do I create columns in my posts or pages?

Just add <!–column–> to your posts or pages with the column quicktag button in the HTML editor or add it manually.

2) How do I create more columns?

Just add the <!–column–> tag to your post or pages up to four times to create up to five columns.

3) What if I only want a portion of my post or page to have columns.

Place <!–startcolumns–> where you want your columns to begin, and <!–stopcolumns–> where you would like them to end. Then add the <!–column–> tag within these tags to divide your text.


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Version 1.0.7 (2015-8-18)

  • Added validation
  • Updated version and stable tag

Version 1.0.6 (2012-10-04)

  • Bug fix

Version 1.0.5 (2012-10-04)

  • Updated donate link
  • Recoded everything to improve functionality
  • Added assets
  • Tested up to WP 3.4.2

Version 1.0.4 (2011-04-14)

  • Fixed bugs
  • Included CSS in head
  • Tested up to WP 3.1.1

Version 1.0.3 (2009-04-01)

  • Fixed IE styles
  • Removed extra line breaks

Version 1.0.2 (2009-03-31)

  • Added start and stop columns tags

Version 1.0.1 (2009-03-30)

  • Removed problamatic if statement

Version 1.0 (2009-03-28)

  • Public Release