Column is a vertical structural elements which has some width and height. And in HTML structures, column is an essential common layout to make the grid layouts.

Pro tip
Column is always disloyal in responsive structures, make sure you check your grids before the submission.

Configuration for Column

Column adepts it’s height from the base row or div, but width is the main selection for it. Just select width and start putting structures in it.

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Setting up

Gutenberg gives multiple ways to add Column into the content building area or we say playground. Check for the “+” icon in the top toolbar or click the “+” icon in the content area or start typing Column after “/” sign, eg.“/Column”, in the content area. Gutenberg also provides drag & drop after opening the list of widgets panel.

After placing the widget you’ll see three tabs on the right editing panel containing “Layout”, “Style” and “Advanced”. Go and start with the Layout tab.

1. Layout


Column With

Select width of column in here. I prefer % over px.

Vertical Position

Enabling full width will make element stretched 100% in horizontal direction into it’s base container.

Block Space

Alignment of component into left, centre or right direction.

2. Style

The Style tab is used for customising the appearance of all the Column widget components. All these styling options include customising the fonts, colors, background, margins and padding which are common across all the widgets. So, we have created a single detailed article explaining these Styling Options.

View The Style Tab Article



Apply suitable background like color/ gradient / image to an element.


Draw a border around the element and give width and color to it.

Border Radius

Set the radius curve of the element’s corner.

Box Shadow

Give Box/Text/Drop shadow effect and color to an element.

3. Advanced

Advanced Tab Options are common across all the widgets. So, we have written a detailed tutorial explaining how to use these options.

View The Advanced Tab Tutorial

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