Editing Blocks

Blocks are the boxes visible in various areas of your Site-in-a-Box website. Most blocks (e.g., Latest Activity on the homepage) are generated on-the-fly by various Drupal modules, but they also can be created by a Drupal User under the Create Content section using the content type Blocks.

Editing an Existing Block

There are two ways to make edits to existing blocks. The first way is to locate the block that you would like to update. Hover over the block's top right corner and a little grey gear will appear.

Click on the gear and click on Edit.

The second way to edit an existing block is from the Find content page.

Chose Block from the Type dropdown and click Apply. Locate the desired block in the listing and click edit.

Both methods will take you to the Edit Block screen. Make updates to the content of the block in the Body field.

Scroll down and Save when edits are complete.

Creating and Positioning a New Block

1. From the administration menu select Add Content then select Block.

2. Enter a Title for the block and add content in the Body.

3. Save when finished

A confirmation message appears.

4. Click the block configuration page link to position the block in your site.

This page lists all the blocks available in your site's theme and their locations. Locate your newly-created block in the Disabled section and select a new Region in the dropdown menu. Click and drag the block to reorder it within the same region.

5. Save blocks at the bottom of the page when you have selected your region.

6. Return to the new block and click configure.

7. The block's configuration page appears.

  • If desired, replace the default title in the Block title field.

  • There is no need to change the Node Block Settings from their defaults.
  • CSS classes change the theming of the block (advanced developer option)
  • Region Settings dropdown menus are the same as those in the block configuration page. Make sure the default theme lists the desired region and all other themes list - None - .

8. Visibility settings control (where and for whome the block appears on your site).

  • Show block on specific pages
    • The first radio button will display the block on every page in the site except for the pages listed in teh field.
    • The second radio button will display the block only on the pages in the field.
  • Content Types
    • The block will appear on the checked content types.
  • Roles
    • The block will appear only for the checked user roles. This could be used to hide a block from anonymous visitors.
  • Users
    • Allow individual users to control where the block appears. There is no need to change this from Not customizable.

Save block when finshed and verify the location of the block.