Recently I received another interesting question from one of my clients.

She was looking for a simple method of displaying her footer widgets in columns without writing or adding any HTML or CSS.

Needless to say, there is a solution ...

Here's the thing ... There are many paid third-party themes that will allow you to easily customize your widgets areas according to your needs ... But if you are using a "regular" free Wordpress theme your options are very limited. Usually, you'll have to use a plugin or additional custom HTML and CSS snippets in order to change the appearance of your widgets areas.

And of course, you'll have to find the optimal solution depending on your goals. If you simply want to change some colors, a small custom CSS snippet will do the job. But if you want to change the position of a given HTML element, the size of your widgets or the overall layout of your widget areas, you'll need more than a basic HTML and/or CSS knowledge ... More than that, the periodical Wordpress and/or theme updates can - and usually will - overwrite your custom HTML/CSS ...

The point: in similar situations, it's always better to use a good plugin.

So I've made my research and after finding a lightweight, easy-to-use plugin, I've decided to create this short tutorial where I will show you how easy is to display your WordPress widgets in columns without writing any HTML or CSS.

Interested?

Let's do this!



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AlanJE Premium
Great information thanks Zed, Alan.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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dowj01 Premium
Very useful, makes it nice and simple task. Thank you.
Justin
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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otikoroASH Premium
This is a great topic for a tutorial. I recently suffered painfully trying to figure this all out on my own, finally, I figured out I could download a plugin to help with widgets in a column. I had to experiment with a few before I got it all sorted. I couldn't find a tutorial yet like this on WA, so its good you made one!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time and the feedback Ashley!
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