Some WordPress themes are more complex – they use different page layouts to help your website display information more effectively. An example of this is columns. Columns require “shortcode” to be added to your page. This tells WordPress how to display the information within the shortcode. But don’t worry, we have already done that for you. Now, you just need to edit it!
HOW TO ADD/EDIT COLUMNS AND SHORTCODE:
The shortcode has already been set up for you, so you don’t need to worry about knowing any special coding. You just need to edit the content WITHIN the shortcode. The shortcode for columns can vary per theme – ask us for specific details of your theme and we can give you the exact coding. But basically, the shortcode is relatively the same – it appears before your text within brackets [ ] – and usually references the number of columns (one, two, three, four), and then references if it is the first or last column.
Below is an example of a 2 column layout. The text within the pink lines is the first shortcode. It begins with an opening shortcode: [one_half last=”no”] and ends with the closing shortcode: [/one_half]. The text within the green lines is the second (and in this case, the last as there are only 2 columns) shortcode. It begins with an opening shortcode: [one_half last=”yes”] and ends with the closing shortcode: [/one_half].
But don’t worry about the technical stuff… the easiest way to think of it is – only edit the text between the shortcodes!
HOW DOES THIS LOOK ON MY WEBSITE?
The above translates into nice and neat columns: