Maggot Maggot - 3 months ago 12
CSS Question

CSS3 "Column-count" does not align top of columns (Wordpress, responsive)

first of all, I found that Question here but the answer won't quite fit in my case, which is why I ask a question, that may seem similar but isn't. If that makes sense somehow :-D

I'm creating a childtheme to the "responsive"-Wordpresstheme from cyberchimps.

For that I needed text to shape in 3 columns, but also to be editable in the backend of the Site. I managed that with CCS:

.col-940{
clear: none;
-webkit-column-count: 3; /* Chrome, Safari, Opera */
-webkit-column-gap: 40px;
-moz-column-count: 3; /* Firefox */
-moz-column-gap: 40px;
column-count: 3;
column-gap: 40px;}

p {
margin: 5px 0px 0px 0px;}


That now generates the problem, that the first column starts 5px lower than the following ones. I can't figure out why.

As said above the answer in the other thread will not work, because I also have sub-sites that only use 2 columns, which is why I can't use a defined width.
Above/before the div the text is in there always is just another div.

(PHP)container the text is in:


<?php if( have_posts() ) : ?>

<?php while( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

<?php responsive_entry_before(); ?>
<div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class(); ?>>
<?php responsive_entry_top(); ?>

<div class="post-entry">
<?php the_content( __( 'Read more &#8250;', 'responsive' ) ); ?>
<?php wp_link_pages( array( 'before' => '<div class="pagination">' . __( 'Pages:', 'responsive' ), 'after' => '</div>' ) ); ?>
</div>
<!-- end of .post-entry -->

<?php responsive_entry_bottom(); ?>
</div><!-- end of #post-<?php the_ID(); ?> -->

<?php
endwhile;

get_template_part( 'loop-nav' );

else :

get_template_part( 'loop-no-posts' );

endif;
?>




(HTML)container as produced by the PHP:



<div id="post-25" class="post-25 page type-page status-publish hentry">
<!--
<h1 class="entry-title post-title">Kontakt</h1>…
-->
<div class="post-entry">
<p>
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing …
</p>
</div>
<!-- end of .post-entry -->
</div>
<!--end of #post-25 -->





Screens:

Shot of the Situation

Shot with marked problem

Answer

You have applied 5px margin-top and the only place that occurs at the top of a column is at the start of the first one. You need to remove this margin-top, perhaps with

    .post-entry > p:first-child {
      margin: 0;
    }
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