Last Updated on September 19, 2021 by scottkandh
Here I’m just playing around with some WordPress column layouts to see what else I can do. I noticed that by using this technique (instead of using galleries like most of my other posts) you’ll be able to add the URL straight within the image and update the Alt + text a lot easier. I don’t recall being able to do add images in columns before, perhaps it’s an upgrade from when the new version of WordPress 5.8 was just released. Or for that matter I personally didn’t care for columns that much and never noticed that you can add an
- list or
- a ThirstyAffiliates image within one of the column items. Cool!
I’m publishing this post and unlike most of my other posts, I’m not going to add any pins to it. I merely wanted to experiment with using columns because I haven’t felt comfortable using them before and I am trying to think of a way that I can use a similar format (to the ones here) for one of my upcoming posts.
Pinterest pin image makeover
One of the things that comes to mind is that the Two Column layout (30/70 – listed below) would be very beneficial for showing off any pins that you’ve upgraded from one pin to another to show it’s improvement. With your old pin on one side, and the new pin on the other. It’d be a very nice and striking contrast. I’m just trying to conceptualize why you’d want to that in the first place though and nothing comes to mind at the moment – unless your purposely trying to show a before and after comparison of an image makeover.
The columns seem to have a maximum limit of three. Some day soon maybe WordPress will be WYSIWYG just like Microsoft Word which is actually easier to use than WordPress.
One of the drawbacks with using this kind of layout though is that the text above your graphics if you decide to use them isn’t as close to the image as I would like to have and there’s no visible way that I see that you can use to adjust that. Please realize that when I’m going through WordPress I’m not using a WordPress for Dummies book like I would have used for other things that I find interesting. Part of that is due to learning how you can make different layouts and me original. But now that I think about I’m going to go to my Library to see if I might by some miracle around have an old WordPress book or start looking at Barnes and Noble for a good book that takes you through all of the different layouts that are possible. It would be better off in the long run to stop guessing around so that if you have an idea conceptualized in your head for a layout that you want to use that you can put it onto WordPress (with a couple of tweaks here and though would be my guess though).
The pictures I selected for this post don’t have any significance and I’m just using them as fillers to put in an image.
Three column layout (modified to five pictures, pretty impressive).
Two Column layout (50/50):
Now you can also add test underneath the picture as well and as I guessed it’ll automatically word wrap around.
You simply click on the + plus button, select paragraph and then start typing away.
Two Column layout (30/70) or you can flip it with a 70/30 layout and put the layout on the left hand side of the page as depicted in the 2nd set of pics. This puts the bigger image on the right hand side.
Two Column layout (70/30) bigger image is on the left.