In order to use the 'page.multi-column' template, the theme will need to be published! The templates from which you can select are limited to the templates available in your currently published theme.
If you are unable to currently publish your theme and would still like to set up the ‘page.multi-column’ template, we have instructions on how to access unpublished templates here.
The "page.multi-column" template is included in all of our themes. This template allows you to create a page with multiple columns--such as 2, 3 or even 4 columns--without having to use any complicated HTML.
Step 1: First, you'll want to change your page template to page.multi-column. This will allow you to take advantage of the multiple columns.
Step 2: To create the columns, add your content to your page, then click on the "< >" button in the upper right corner of the description box, to enter the HTML Rich Text Editor (RTE).
Step 3: To create the columns, add the following code between where you want the previous column to end and next one to begin:
<!-- split -->
If you want two columns, you'd add the split tag (<!-- split -->) once. For three columns, add it twice. Lastly, for four columns, you'll have the split tag three times.
For example, for two columns, your text would look like the following:
<p>Column 1</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 2</p>
For three columns, it'd look like this:
<p>Column 1</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 2</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 3</p>
Then lastly, four columns:
<p>Column 1</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 2</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 3</p> <!-- split --> <p>Column 4</p>
For more advanced column layouts, you can write some custom HTML as outlined here.