[Resolved] How to get two columns


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    I’m a newbie with Polestar and can’t figure how to get twp columns on the home page of analysisbranch.com. It’s a simple blog page with minimal customization.
    Advice welcome.


    Andrew Misplon

    Hi Dave, thanks for reaching out.

    There isn’t currently a two-column blog layout in Polestar. Would you perhaps like to give a blog widget a try that’ll let you customize things a bit? If so, please, try the following:

    1. From Plugins install Page Builder by SiteOrigin, the SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle and finally, Widgets for SiteOrigin.

    2. Once all three are activated, go to Plugins > SiteOrigin Widgets and ensure the Inked Blog widget is activated.

    3. Go to Pages, create a page, call it Home.

    4. Go to Settings > Reading, assign Home as your static home page.

    5. Go to Pages > Home.

    If you’re working in the Block Editor, insert a SiteOrigin Layout Block and insert into that the Inked Blog widget.

    If you’re working in the Classic Editor, click on the Page Builder tab and insert an Inked Blog widget.

    Let me know how that goes 🙂



    Andrew –
    Thank you. We’ve actually bought a premium subscription to SiteOrigin, and it is at their recommendation I’m using your themes.

    But i was trying to keep things simple for now, because I have a massive amount of writing to catch up. Do either of your other themes allow me a second column?



    Andrew Misplon

    Thanks for your reply. Please, try adding the following to Appearance > Custom CSS (SiteOrigin CSS) or Customize > Additional CSS:

    @media (min-width: 769px) {
    	.blog .site-main .hentry,
    	.archive .site-main .hentry {
    		break-inside: avoid-column;
    		page-break-inside: avoid;
    	.blog .site-main,
    	.archive .site-main {
    		column-count: 2;
    		column-gap: 50px;

    I hope that helps.


    Andrew Misplon

    Hi Dave, a quick follow-up to see how this went. Thanks.



    Worked like a charm. Thank you very much.


    Andrew Misplon

    Super, glad that helped. Thanks for the update.

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