Managing CMS Blocks

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This topic describes how to manage CMS blocks. To start working with CMS blocks, go to Content Management > Blocks.


Viewing CMS Blocks

To view a block:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Blocks page, click View Block in the Actions column.
  2. On the View CMS Block: Block ID page that opens, the following information is available:
  • General information
  • Placeholders

See CMS Block: Reference Information to learn more about attributes on this page.

Tips and tricks On the View CMS Block: Block ID page, you can do the following:

  • Edit a block general information and layout by clicking Edit block in the top right corner of the page.
  • Edit block content and insert CMS widgets by clicking Edit placeholders in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make a CMS block invisible on the store website by clicking Deactivate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make a CMS block visible on the store website by clicking Activate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Return to the list of CMS blocks by clicking Back to list in the top right corner of the page.

Editing Placeholders

To edit a placeholder:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Blocks page in the Actions column, click Edit Placeholder next to the block you want to update.
  2. On the Edit Block Glossary: Block ID page that opens, you can update a title or content of the CMS block, as well as insert a content item widget. See Adding Content Item Widgets to a Block for more details.
  3. To save the updates, click Save. The updated block will be displayed on the grid of List of CMS Blocks.

Tips and tricks On the Edit Block Glossary: Block ID page, you can do the following:

  • Edit a block general information and layout by clicking Edit block in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make a CMS block invisible on the store website by clicking Deactivate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make a CMS block visible on the store website by clicking Activate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Return to the list of CMS blocks by clicking Back to list in the top right corner of the page.

Editing Blocks

To edit a CMS block:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Blocks page in the Actions column, click Edit Block next to the block you want to update.
  2. On the Edit CMS Block: Block ID page that opens, you can perform the following actions on the CMS block:
  • Specify a locale where the store will be available.
  • Select a template of the block.
  • Change the block name.
  • Define the validity period for your block to be visible in the online store.

See CMS Blocks: Reference Information for more details.

Tips and tricks On the Edit CMS Block: Block ID page, you can do the following:

  • Return to the page where you can edit block title and content. For this, click Edit placeholders in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make the CMS block invisible on the store website by clicking Deactivate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Make the CMS block visible on the store website by clicking Activate in the top right corner of the page.
  • Return to a list of CMS blocks. To do this, click Back to list.

Activating or Deactivating a CMS Block

You can make a CMS block either active (visible on the store website) or inactive (invisible on the store website).

To activate a CMS block:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Blocks page in the Actions column, click Activate next to the block you want to update.
  2. The status will be changed from Inactive to Active. The CMS block with the updated status will appear on the grid of CMS blocks.

To deactivate a CMS block:

  1. On the Overview of CMS Blocks page in the Actions column, click Deactivate next to the block you want to update.
  2. The status will be changed from Active to Inactive and the block will be removed from the store website. The CMS block with the updated status will appear on the grid of CMS blocks.

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