Is it possible to control the Matrix layout with CSS within the CP?

The Rich Text fields I have are currently displaying like this:

Craft CMS matrix default layout

But I'd like this specific field to look something like this:

Craft CMS matrix custom layout

I'd like to avoid using a plugin if possible.


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Unfortunately not. To do that kind of change your best bet would be to use CPCSS. It's a plugin but really only just provides you with a way to inject custom styles or a stylesheet for use in the control panel. It's well maintained by a responsible author so I don't see any reason to worry about that one.

  • Thank you for the reassurance with the plugin. Coming from WP, it's good to know. Will give this a whirl.
    – Sam
    Aug 23, 2017 at 18:37

Change your Matrix field to a SuperTable field and use the "Table Layout" setting for the field to accomplish this data arrangement.

The "Table Layout" setting is here:


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