Maybe this is asking too much, but the new blocks give a simple way to add columns that work well responsively. ie you can just drop image thumbs into column blocks and they work perfectly on mobile and desktop alike.

Is there a way I can get WP-query to output the_post_thumbnail as described by my arguments (12 published posts of category x) inside 3 column rows?

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The new block editor gives lots of possibilities to arrange information inside one post. What you are asking for is the arrangement of multiple posts. That's not a task for the block editor but for the theme.

So, for your question: it depends on the theme whether this is possible. If you are designing your own theme, it is a matter of applying the right css to the post containers. This is a matter of your html/css skills, so it is not WordPress specific and hence outside the scope of this site. You may want to take a look at flexbox, though.

  • hi @cjbj im not designing a theme per se, just a bit stuck with a website im making using twenty nineteen. I have the css skills but before i can style it up i need to get each post that is spat out by the loop to be inside a 3 column row, which is where im stuck. This is my code that needs each post to fall inside a three column row. <div> <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?></a> </div>
    – Richard H
    May 14, 2019 at 19:48
  • thanks for the flex box tip
    – Richard H
    May 14, 2019 at 20:08

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