What are Blocks?
Blocks are reusable content that you build with the grid editor and add into templates. A good example use of blocks is your website header and footer. Generally speaking, your website header and footer are the same across your entire website. To avoid having to create the header and footer for every page on your website, you would simply create these areas as blocks and insert them into your page templates. That way, if you need to make a change to the header or footer across your entire site, you can do so by editing a couple of blocks instead of making changes to every page on your site one by one.
Creating a Block
To create a block, click on the "Content" menu and then the "Blocks" option. You will be taken to the "Blocks" page.
- On the "Blocks" page, click the "Add Block" button.
- Enter a name into the "Add Block" dialog that appears and click the "OK" button.
- You will be taken to the "Edit Block" page where you can begin to create your content block.
- Click one of the "Add Row" buttons so you can add fields to the block.
- Drag a field from the panel on the left into the newly added row.
Editing a Block
To edit a block, go to the "Blocks" page, and click on the edit icon - - or the name of the block.
Using a Block
To add a block to a template, just drag the "Block" field type into a column on a template.
A block only has two options. The first one, Label, is an option that every field has and it's simply the label that is used by the field when adding or editing a page. The second option allows you to set the default block that you would like used in this area. Any blocks that you create on your site will be listed in the dropdown.
Editing a Block on a Page
When you are editing a page with a block, there is only one option - which block to display.