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The professional plugin for creating layouts in WordPress.

Built on the CSS grid foundation, the Advanced Columns plugin is the most powerful and flexible layout builder block for WordPress.

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Unleash your creativity with fully responsive controls to design anything you like.

Advanced Columns offers the ultimate solution for generating layouts that look great on any screen size. With customizable breakpoints, you have complete control over the design.

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  • Layout

    Take control of layout grids, move your columns using a drag-and-drop interface, and precisely define their position at every breakpoint.

  • Backgrounds

    With Advanced Column, you can place a different images at every breakpoint and even combine it with solid color or gradient overlays.

  • Visibility

    Thanks to our dedicated controls, choosing at which breakpoint a specific column or section must be displayed or hidden is just one click away.

  • Typography

    Need to change the text alignment at a specific breakpoint? With Advanced Columns you can do so while still all the other text controls from WordPress Core.

Different ways to design your pages

Advanced Columns is the most comprehensive layout tool for WordPress: it leverages the power of CSS Grid, and allows for the creation of fixed column layouts, as well as dynamically generated fluid grids that automatically adapt to various sizes. All of this is packed into an intuitive interface that doesn’t require coding skills.

One-click presets for a quick editing workflow

Advanced Columns comes with a control that allows you to change the entire arrangement of your content, based on the most common columns configurations. With one single click, you can entirely change how your section looks at a specific breakpoint: that's a nice time saver!

Intuitive no-code drag & drop interface

The Advanced Columns Plugin for WordPress offers designers an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, customizable Media Query breakpoints, and exceptional flexibility.

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Screenshot of a code editor
Screenshot of a code editor

For Developers by Developers

Developers are in our hearts. We thoughtfully crafted our plugin with a focus on solid principles, ensuring a professional and enjoyable experience for developers. Advanced Columns is extensible, secure and optimized: from the development point of view, this plugin has got your back.

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Built on the foundations of CSS Grid

Advanced Columns runs on CSS Grid. With such a powerful foundation, there are no limits to what you can build.

Since column blocks templates are dynamically rendered, styles are dynamically processed too, and are inlined in page only when you actually need them: this way, your pages will perform better in speed tests, and put you in control of their output.

Data portability in an instant

With a robust set of block transforms: whether you’re coming from Core columns, you’ve been using Core groups or even our Grids plugin, your data and styles can be automatically brought over to Advanced Columns with a single click.

The choice is yours regarding which blocks to use for your layout. With Advanced Columns one thing is for sure: you are the one in control.

Semantically robust markup and style

We know what effect heavy markups make, right? Pages become unnecessarily heavy, the code quickly becomes unreadable, and they even mess up your text-to-markup ratio.

Advanced Columns relies on minimal markup to render, and offers the tools to alter the semantics of the generated HTML to fit your needs.

Extensible, future-proof and optimized

As developers, we like having control. That's why, through various hooks and filters, Advanced Columns provides you with all the tools you need to extend the plugin as you please.

We prioritize flexibility, and Advanced Columns, with its robust data structure, is a versatile solution that simplifies idea implementation. You know what else we like? Speed! All these goodies are backed up by an optimized platform that has performance at its core.

Not yet another page builder

Advanced Columns is embracing the power and flexibility of the Site Editor: by following WordPress Core closely, we are ensuring that the plugin stays lean, efficient and secure.

How cool would it be to add a truly problem-solving plugin to your website and be sure that it won't mess up your performance? Well, Advanced Columns is that plugin.

WordPress block editor interface

The solution for the next generation of WordPress projects

Advanced Columns has been designed to be included in a project with ease and its controls be targeted to specific user roles, so that your clients won't accidentally mess up your beautiful layouts.

The plugin integrates seamlessly with Block Themes: this means that you'll be able to modify your theme's theme.json file and instantly see those changes reflected on our blocks' controls. Take borders, spacing values, or even colors for example: Advanced Columns will work as one with your theme!

WordPress block editor interface

Get Advanced Columns!

Choose a license plan that suits your needs, or download the free plugin and try it out on your WordPress project today!

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Professional

  • All the standard features
  • Unlimited breakpoints
  • Mobile first mode
  • Fluid grid mode
  • Global presets
  • WordPress fluid spacing support
  • Visibility controls
  • Boxed mode
  • Hide controls to clients
  • 1 year of updates
  • Priority support
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Basic

  • Drag and drop interface
  • Breakpoints: limited to 1
  • Customizable grid
  • Quick presets
  • Z-index support
  • Advanced spacing controls
  • Image backgrounds support
  • Solid and gradient overlays

Alternatively, you can search for it in your WordPress dashboard, in the Plugins screen.

Advanced Columns features

Advanced Columns provides an array of powerful tools to effortlessly construct your dream website. Transform your vision into reality with Advanced Columns!

We have many features in the works: check out our development roadmap to discover what's coming next.

Advanced Columns roadmap
Feature Free Pro

Drag and drop interface

Simplified, intuitive, and quick.

Available Available

Media Query breakpoints

Number of customizable breakpoints available.

1 Unlimited

Customizable grid

Complete freedom to lay out your content.

Available Available

Quick presets

Quickly change the aspect of your layout.

Available Available

Z-index support

Stack elements on top of eachother.

Available Available

Advanced spacing controls

Dedicated controls to precisely control spacing.

Available Available

Image backgrounds support

Add background decorations to your columns and sections.

Available Available

Solid and gradient overlays

Enrich the look of your content with background overlays.

Available Available

Mobile first mode

Switch between a desktop-first and a mobile-first approach.

Not available Available

Fluid grid mode

Dynamical layouts that automatically adapt to various widths.

Not available Available

Global presets

Apply pre-set values when creating new content in your pages.

Not available Available

WordPress fluid spacing support

Play well with themes that define their own spacing scale.

Not available Available

Visibility controls

Select when to show or hide a content block.

Not available Available

Boxed mode

Adjust the width of the content inside a wider section.

Not available Available

Hide controls to clients

Prevent editors from potentially breaking up your layout.

Not available Available

Try Advanced Columns live

Try out the free version using WordPress Playground.

Questions & Answers

Explore our Q&A section to find answers to your most pressing questions on a wide range of topics.

If you have any other questions — please Get in touch!

  • Advanced Columns is a plugin designed for the new WordPress Block Editor and can work with any theme that supports it.
  • We have a lot of things planned already, and some other ideas that we'd like to add to the plugin. Some of these are already outlined in the "Pro features" section, and in the roadmap page.
  • Yes, we have designed the plugin with the Site Editor in mind, since it is where we think it could be most useful.
  • In the email receipt that you'll receive after downloading or purchasing the plugin, you will find the license key valid for your copy of the plugin. This license key should be entered in the plugin's options panel, located under the 'Settings > Advanced Columns' section of your WordPress admin interface. Once the license is activated, you can easily retrieve and update your plugin directly within your WordPress installation.
  • No, the Advanced Columns plugin is designed to work only with the new generation of WordPress themes that supports the Block Editor or the Site Editor functionality.