I need to split one paragraph of text into two columns in wordpress the_content(); I tried different tutorials, but they not work for me. Also I can't use shortcodes. Here how I need to make it done: enter image description here

Now I have all of the text in one column.

1 Answer 1


Did you try css?

<div class="columncontent">
   <?php the_content(); ?>

Then the css:

.columncontent {
    column-count: 2;

Depending on your theme, you could just find a div already surrounding your content too.

There is all sorts of magic there!


The only thing I would suggest is that you use media queries, as the 2 columns may be a bit much on mobile. You'll have to decide that and at what breakpoint you want to use.

  • it's works for me, but what about browser support? it's all ok or it's better not to use it?
    – Belial
    Feb 9, 2018 at 22:16
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    Glad to help. The link i sent you shows browser support. It's fully supported except span on firefox... Please check answered if this helps!
    – rudtek
    Feb 9, 2018 at 22:51
  • also, updated with a comment about mobile responsiveness
    – rudtek
    Feb 9, 2018 at 23:17

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