The Timeline Express – Single Column Add-on extends the base plugin by enabling a new shortcode parameter that can be used with any of our timelines. The new shortcode parameter is `single-column`. When set, the timeline will display in a single column format – very similar to the default mobile view for Timeline Express.
The Single Column Add-on was a frequently requested feature, and we found it to be handy when displaying the timeline in a narrow container – such as the sidebar of a site. With that in mind, we built out an add-on and released it to the public free of charge.
The Single Column Add-on will work with both the free and pro versions of Timeline Express. The pro version has additional support built in. When you go to generate your shortcode, you’ll see a new section to enable the single column timeline with through our UI.
Usage: The shortcode parameter should be used by adding ‘single-column’ to the shortcode and setting it to ‘1’.
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