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Drupal CMS: Insert columns

Learn to insert two or three columns in Drupal.

This guide is aimed at

  • Staff
  • PG Students

Before you start 

You need to be a Senior Editor, Editor or Author
When editing use Chrome, Firefox or Safari but NOT Internet Explorer


To add two or three columns :

  1. Hit a couple of 'Enters' in the area where you want to place your 2-column / 3-column section
  2. Place your cursor where you would like to insert the section
  3. Click on the 'Indigo two columns / indigo three columns ' icon on the editing toolbar
  4. You will see the two or three new columns inserted with dashed, grey borders around the areas where you can insert text
  5. Click into the areas to enter content
  6. Change whatever else you need to change
  7. Depending on your role:
    if you are a Senior Editor: click on 'Publishing options - Draft (Current)' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Editor: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'published' from the drop-down menu
    if you are an Author: click on 'Revision information' in the left-hand menu, choose 'needs review' from the drop-down menu
  8. Save
  9. If you need to put the page in the menu, check the instructions for putting a page in the website's menu
  10. Finally, check you are happy with the result, including on a mobile device


You can also select a bit of text and then click the 'Indigo two columns / Indigo three columns icon. In this case, all editable areas of your 2-column section will contain the same text, which you can use as placeholders until you finalise the content.

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