Text Columns Block

Create multi-column layouts for text-only content. Up to 6 columns are supported.


The text columns block lets you create multi-column layouts that include text only. No images, media or other content is supported inside the text columns block.

Up to 6 columns are supported.

NOTE: The text columns block is still experimental. I’m not going into as much detail just yet, because it will likely change.

If you want to put anything other than plain text in multiple columns, you should use the column block instead.

Text Column Settings

The only real setting is the number of columns. You can select anywhere from 2-6 columns.

Like all blocks, an additional CSS class is also supported.

Spacing & Responsiveness

When testing the text columns block, I noticed two important things:

  • Automatic spacing is applied between columns
  • The columns do not stack on smaller devices, meaning they get very squished

It is likely that WordPress is working on a way to better handle the responsiveness of text columns. It’s also possible that it’ll be left up to theme developers to decide how to handle them.

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