Lightweight Grid Columns


Lightweight Grid Columns are super easy to use! Install and activate the plugin, then look for the columns icon within your TinyMCE toolbar (see screenshots).

Specify your desired desktop, tablet and mobile widths of the columns, add your content and then insert your shortcode into your content.

Lightweight Grid Columns uses the awesome Unsemantic Framework: (

Check out GeneratePress, our awesome WordPress theme! (

Features include:

  • Desktop grid width
  • Tablet grid width
  • Mobile grid width
  • Add custom classes
  • Add custom inline styles
  • Equal height columns


  • The columns icon in your TinyMCE editor.
  • The options inside the columns shortcode generator.
  • A look at some awesome columns!


There’s two ways to install Lightweight Grid Columns.

  1. Go to „Plugins > Add New“ in your Dashboard and search for: Lightweight Grid Columns
  2. Download the .zip from, and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP.

In most cases, #1 will work fine and is way easier.


How do I add the shortcodes?
  • Make sure Lightweight Grid Columns is activated.
  • While editing your post or page, go into the „Visual Editor“.
  • Look for the columns icon (see screenshots tab).
  • Choose your desktop, tablet and mobile grid widths.
  • If you’re adding the last column in a row, check the „Last“ checkbox (this is important).
What if I don’t want to use the TinyMCE button?

Fair enough! Simply add the shortcode to your content.

For example, the below will output 4 columns on desktop, 2 columns on tablet and 1 column on mobile

[lgc_column grid="25" tablet_grid="50" mobile_grid="100"]Some content[/lgc_column]

[lgc_column grid="25" tablet_grid="50" mobile_grid="100"]Some content[/lgc_column]

[lgc_column grid="25" tablet_grid="50" mobile_grid="100"]Some content[/lgc_column]

[lgc_column grid="25" tablet_grid="50" mobile_grid="100" last="true"]Some content[/lgc_column]

Take note of our last column – see the last=“true“ part? Don’t forget 😉

What are my options for percentages?

This is taken directly from (

There are grid classes named grid-x where „x“ is a number that represents the percentage width of each grid unit. These cover multiples of 5, up to 100 (grid-5, grid-10 … grid-95, grid-100). There are also classes for dividing a page into thirds: grid-33 and grid-66 which are 33.3333% and 66.6667% wide, respectively.

Are there any other options I can use in the shortcode?


You can use:


[lgc_column grid=“25″ tablet_grid=“50″ mobile_grid=“100″ class=“push-25″]Some content[/lgc_column]


[lgc_column grid=“25″ tablet_grid=“50″ mobile_grid=“100″ style=“padding-left:0px;“]Some content[/lgc_column]


By default, JS equal heights are set to „true“.

[lgc_column grid="25" tablet_grid="50" mobile_grid="100" equal_heights="true"]Some content[/lgc_column]


August 11, 2019
The plugin does exactly what it is designed to do. Does it without all the bloat too. I use the classic editor and absolutely love this plugin:) Seems many are trying to make it over complicated. Just follow the instructions folks... I do no use Gutenburg and will not until it matures. Maybe at that time this plugin would make a great block for Gutenburg. Thank you Tom for sharing it with us!
April 7, 2019
Great Plugin, I recently started using Gutenberg and if you could turn this into a Block that would be awesome. Maybe for Generatepress, as a feature.
November 29, 2018
Love this plugin works really well. One really small point would be great if the button for columns showed up when editing a Toolset template, some kind of integration with Toolset. Its not a massive thing as you learn the code you can just manually write it but would be a nice little time saving update if it was integrated! 🙂
Juli 8, 2018
Easy to use! 1. Goto Post: Click "TEXT" editor tab and Copy your original One column text/links 2. Click "Visual" editor and scroll down just past your original text/links and add an "Horizontal Line" so there is a safe space to add your new columns Before you go back and delete the original one-column text/links. 3. Click the TinyMice editor to add your new text/links to the Lightweight Grid Columns pop-out editor box. 4.Paste all your code in the pop-out box. Do Not click "last column". 5.Set your columns ie; 25%-Desktop, 50%-Tablets, 100%-small phones which will equal 4 columns on Desktops, 2 columns on Tablets and One column on iphones, androids. 5.Now, go back to VISUAL and delete 2,3 and 4 parts of your column just keeping the code for the first part. 6. Repeat this process by pasting all your code but keeping the 2nd part of the column but delete the 1st, 3rd and 4th. 7. Do again, paste all the code but delete the 1st, 2nd and 4th part. 8. Ok, now on this last one, paste all the original code again and just delete sections 1, 2 and 3 but leave the 4th part AND make sure to check the "last column" tickbox in the TinyMice editor for the plugin when you add all the code again. This defines the 4th column as the last. --I know it sounds confusing but it's really easy and worked great for me. Cheers!
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  • Move custom class value to the parent container
  • Code cleanup


  • Fix weird scroll behavior caused by transitions and matchHeight
  • Only load matchHeight on pages where columns are present with it enabled


  • Fix column class bug causing some columns not to work


  • Move margin-bottom setting to inner element so style attribute can overwrite it
  • Adjust lgc_columns_helper function to fix issue with <p> and <br /> tags around the shortcode
  • Add jQuery matchHeight to match the height of columns for better responsive user experience
  • Reduce the file size of stylesheet considerably


  • Show TinyMCE icon on all post types


  • Fix bug where TinyMCE icon wasn’t showing up if SiteOrigin Page Builder and Black Studio TinyMCE Widget were activated together
  • Add IE 7 & 8 compatibility


  • Allow line breaks inside columns


  • Initial release