Columns Widget


This article covers specific setup and content entry for the Columns Widget. If you've never set up a Widget, check the Setup Guides Section for a step by step guide for getting started.

The Columns Widget is a flexible content area that allows you to define a set of columns displayed on the front end of your store. 

Widgets in Custom Fields do not require custom development. They come with all fields configured, as well as basic styling including CSS, Javascript and all metafield code needed. Widgets are also easily customized to suit your theme style or content entry requirements.   

The image below shows an un-styled version of a Columns Widget.

Content Entry Form

While entering content, you can set the title of the column, and enter a short description using the default widget setup.

By default, the Widget's content entry form will include the following:

  • Icon
    • The image to be displayed above the column title. The uploaded image will automatically be resized. 
  • Title
    • The large font text to be displayed below the image
  • Body
    • A brief description to be displayed below the title.

Theme Settings

Many customization options are built into Shopify's theme editor for this widget. In addition to basic design settings that apply to all widgets, such as margins, fonts, line heights, and more, this widget also includes Column options:

  • Grid Size
    • This setting controls how many columns will be displayed horizontally.


To edit configuration for this Widget, head into the Configure section in the sidebar under your item type, for example, under Products, choose Configure. Hover on the Widget to see options. 

Custom Image Size

Size adjustments are easily made in the Liquid code the app generates for the image field. In the code editor for the template, search for "cf-image" then change the size setting to suit your needs. Generally, image manipulation options are the same as when called directly in Shopify as when called via cf-image. 

Adding New Fields

From the Configure screen, select the plus to add more fields to this widget. 


Select the code symbol to edit the basic HTML and liquid code for this widget.

HTML and liquid in our templates may be edited in the app or directly in your theme. 

CSS can only be edited in your theme. The code page links to the correct theme file to edit the CSS. 

Customizing Content Entry Fields

Some fields may have additional configuration options. For example, you might want to add some help text for your administrator on a particular field.