Advanced Columns Block: Layout builder


The professional plugin for creating responsive 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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The best plugin for Designers


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


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


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, 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.

Plugin standard features

  • Drag & drop interface – Edit your content directly in the Block Editor.
  • Media Queries support – Perfectly define the breakpoints of your project.
  • Customizable columns and rows – Create grids exactly the way you want.
  • Background image support – The perfect decoration for your content.
  • Solid color or gradient overlay – Fine tune the appearance of your backgrounds.
  • Quick presets – Apply commonly-used layouts with just a click.
  • Precise spacing controls – Control every detail.
  • Single columns z-index control – Place content on top of everything else.

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.

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!

Where to start

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This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Advanced Columns Display content in multiple columns.
  • Advanced Columns – Column A single content area.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/advanced-columns-block directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


Does it work on any theme?

Advanced Columns is a plugin designed for the new WordPress Block Editor and can work with any theme that supports it.

What features will be added in the future?

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.

Does it work in the WordPress Site Editor?

Yes, we have designed the plugin with the Site Editor in mind, since it is where we think it could be most useful.

How does support work?

Support on the plugin page on is completely voluntary. Feel free to post bug reports, or questions about the plugin functionality.


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