Pages with 2 Columns

Written by  on November 3, 2016 

I’ve had a look at many of the available plugins but they all seem to be too difficult to use or do not provide enough flexibility.

Plugins I’ve already tried:

  • WP Post Columns
  • Magazine Columns
  • WP Columns
  • WP Easy Columns

I’ve also look at one that allowed for per-page sidebars which could work but the column is separate for the content making it difficult to manage, and the lack of a WYSIWYG editor makes it difficult for those not familiar with HTML.

What I’m Trying Achieve:

The project I’m working on requires that the people responsible for entering the content be able to add content to a 3/4 column that is the main content and a 1/4 column that is informational content relating to the main content. The content of the 1/4 column will change depending on the page.

To most developers, it’s simple to write HTML to do that in the post’s content but the people that will be adding/modifying the content don’t know HTML so I’m looking for alternatives. I would prefer if they didn’t have to remember codes (or short codes).

To complicate things, I have 3 templates: “1 column”, “2 columns (1/4, 3/4)” and “2 columns (3/4, 1/4)”.

The Question:

Has anyone come up with a simple solution to this problem? Is there a plugin that I’m not aware of that would add the ability to have multiple content (column) for a single page? Or is there something that would allow me to add a WYSIWYG editor to widgets?

I look forward to your thoughts and recommendations.

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