This very flexible block allows you to group content in aligned, responsive and styled columns. The block allows the use of  a Title, Description, Header, Body, text link, button, icon image, and numbered tasks (and combinations of those).

  • KEY INFO >> More than 4 columns is not allowed. If you need 8 columns, please insert two blocks, one after the other. 

WYSIWYG editor

The block is editable in place, just like any other WYSIWYG block and the styles and some other settings are editable on the right side. For each style, you can add the following fields in place:

Styles, Setting and Advanced option are editable from the menu on the right. Let’s see these options one by one.


When adding the Columns block, there are 4 options of styles you can choose from:

Style 1 – No image

Purpose: Lay out short bits of text in columns with the option to include a button to guide the user to deeper content.

The content here could be informational, or reflect different aspects; e.g. Why this matters? and The problem.

Keep it brief, approx 50-100 words for each column.

Pages: Home, Evergreen, Issues, Tags, Take Action

No image style – back end

No image style – front end

Style 2 – (Take Action) Tasks

Purpose: Insert a series of engagement opportunities visitors can pick from to create positive impact. This block makes each step easy for our supporters. Generally, we use a “Learn, do, share” approach, but the only limit is Greenpeace’s imagination.

Pages: Take Action pages

Tasks style – back end

Style 3 – Icons

Purpose: Lay out short bits of text in multiple columns with the option to include a small Icon image and a text link to guide the user to deeper content.

Pages: Home, Evergreen

Icons style – back end

Design files are here

Icons style – front end

If needed, the Static Four Column block can be used in a creative way, like in Take Action pages. See the snapshot of the “A Million Acts of Blue” Take Action page, pretty funky, uh?

The web team had an 8-step engagement journey, and rather than using the Block: Take Action Tasks (which allows up to 4, numerically ordered tasks), they opted for the Static Four column. Well done guys!

Style 4 – Images

The last Style accommodates full-width images in columns

Images style – back end

Images style – frontend

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On the right side we can also find the Setting option. Here, the editor can set how many columns the block should have, as well as set the links for each column and whether to open in a new link or not.

Design Elements

All design files of the block are available in the P4 Design Systems > Blocks > Columns

Links & resources