How to Make Two Columns in a Joomla Article

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Joomla, the open-source content management system, uses WYSIWYG editors to help you create article content. These editors, such as TinyMCE, allow you to make two columns in a Joomla article. Some editors have table management built in, with which you can create columns. You won't need such functionality in your editor if you can manually add a table to create two columns in a Joomla article.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to your Joomla admin interface at YourSite.com/administrator. If your Joomla installation is in a sub-folder it will be YourSite.com/YourJoomlaInstall/administrator.

  2. 2

    Click "Add New Article" from the control panel.

  3. 3

    Enter a title and alias for the article in the appropriate fields.

  4. 4

    Select whether you want the article published yet and whether it will appear on the front page.

  5. 5

    Select a section and category for the article using the drop-downs.

  6. 6

    Click "HTML" in the WYSIWYG editor. You must be using tinyMCE, which can be configured in "Global Configurations" under the "Site" section.

  7. 7

    Enter the following code in the HTML editor that pops up:

    <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">

    <tr>

    &lt;td&gt;&#160;&lt;/td&gt;
    
    &lt;td&gt;&#160;&lt;/td&gt;
    

    </tr>

    </table>

    Click "Update" at the bottom. You should now see two columns in your WYSIWYG editor. They will expand vertically as you add content.

  8. 8

    Enter your article text and images accordingly using your two columns. Format your article as necessary and click "Save."

Tips and warnings

  • You can also change the width of the columns by modifying "width="100%"" in the table code. This can be a per cent or pixel value.

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