Genesis Columns Advanced

Overview

If your website is running the Genesis Framework, you are probably familiar with the builtin CSS column classes that come with the base Genesis theme and all child themes. These classes are extremely handy for building custom layouts, but are a bit difficult to implement. They require you to manually wrap content in div tags and then apply the correct classes to attain the layout you are looking to achieve. Genesis Columns Advanced makes the process much simpler through the use of shortcodes and streamlines user interface. The plugin also comes with a few handy utility shortcodes to assist with your layouts. Check out the video below for a detailed overview.

Please Note: This plugin was not developed by Studiopress, the makers of Genesis, and we have no affiliation with the company. We just love the Framework and like building useful tools for Genesis users.

Highlights
  • New Version 2.0 brings massive UI and UX improvements
  • New Plugin is now fully translatable, .pot file included
  • 37 different responsive column configurations available
  • Add custom CSS classes to any column
  • Includes three utility shortcodes to assist with layout, see the FAQ for more info
  • Only adds one button to your WordPress editor
  • No plugin settings to configure
  • Custom button and TinyMCE popup design integrates seamlessly with the core WordPress aesthetic
  • Developed for Genesis Framework users but usable by all!

If you have questions or would like to request additional features, such as additional utility shortcodes, please let me know in the plugin support forum.

Please Note: This plugin was not developed by Studiopress, the makers of Genesis, and we have no affiliation with the company. We just love the Framework and like building useful tools for Genesis users.

Installation

  1. You have a couple options:
    • Go to Plugins->Add New and search for “Genesis Columns Advanced”. Once found, click “Install”.
    • Download the folder from WordPress.org and zip the folder. Then upload via Plugins->Add New->Upload.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. From the ‘Plugins’ page, head to a post/page and check out the new button in your editor.
  4. If you have any implementation questions, please post in the plugin support forum.

Support

Do you need additional help with Genesis Columns Advanced? Head on over to the plugin support forums on WordPress.org. I monitor the forums constantly and it is likely that there are others with your same question. Keeping all questions and answers over there will help everyone. If you contact me directly through this website about Genesis Columns Advanced, I will just kindly direct you over to WordPress.org 😉.

Changelog

2.0.3 (2017–1-12)

  • Fixed bug with incorrect column widths (Thanks fourlightsweb)

2.0.2 (2016-8-14)

  • Added default styling to columns-container shortcode to fix styling bug

2.0.1

  • Fixed bug with missing styles for the vertical-spacer shortcode (Thanks DanaE23!)

2.0.0

  • Complete plugin overhaul to comply with WP standards
  • Plugin is now fully translatable
  • Plugin is now completely standalone, does not require the Genesis Framework
  • Added brand new UI for the TinyMCE popup
  • Added fifths
  • Added id and style attributes to all shortcodes

1.1.0

  • Added class attributes to all shortcodes
  • Added the columns container utility shortcode

1.0.4

  • Updated readme
  • Added new banner and icon

1.0.3

  • Fixed bug associated with adding columns on HTTPS websites

1.0.2

  • Fixed bug associated with columns with a width of two-fourths

1.0.1

  • Fixed bug associated with wpautop

1.0.0

  • Initial Release