Introduction to content blocks

The WYSIWYG will allow you a basic way to enter text and images to your site. To make use of the template's full capabilities, you will need to create content blocks.

Content blocks are small sections of texts, images, or text AND images, links, or code that can be created and maintained in their own small file. The blocks of information can be attached globally so it's available across the entire site, or attached to a few or only a single page if a block needs to be restricted or is only needed in a limited number of locations.

The most powerful aspect of content blocks is the "cascade effect"; when several pages share a single content block, any edits made to that single content block will be reflected in those pages once the edits have been saved. The changes cascade out to all linked pages. It reduces the workload and makes updating various sections of your site more efficient.

Create a block of new content

You have access to several different types of blocks which you can download from the Content Library:

  1. Raw XHTML - this can be used in the following sections:
    • Title area extras - site configuration file
    • Site components - site configuration file
    • Footer extras - Administration | Configuration Set extras
  2. XHTML block - default styled block that can be used in the Flex page and Internal Page - standard in any of the main content areas.
  3. Feature block - a more robust block that can style heads with links, include a feature image with caption, a repeating content block for styled text and the attachment of additional blocks.

Attach your new block

Attaching a block is as easy as activating the desired block section, browsing to Base Folder/_user-blocks/content-blocks/ and selecting the desired block.

The page template has defined areas were these blocks can be assigned. For specific assistance, please review adding blocks for: