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Working With Static Blocks

  • Adding New Links to Footer The Footer Links block at the bottom of every page in your store is an easy way to provide access to content pages that you want to make readily available. This article explains how to add links to pages in the footer of your Magento Go store.
  • Adding Social Plugins Social media sites provide a variety of plugins that you can use to add their official icons and badges to your store. All you have to do is find the code you want to use, copy it to a static block, and place the block in your store.
  • Using CMS Static Blocks Magento Go allows you to create blocks of content that you can use throughout your Web Store. The benefit of using Static Content Blocks is that they can be implemented on any page or group of pages using the frontend Apps tools available in Magento Go.
  • Creating a Block Magento Go gives you the ability to create blocks of content that can be used throughout your store. Static blocks contain content that is not subject to change, such as text or an image.
  • Editing a Block You can edit an existing block by opening the block and making the necessary changes. For example, the page links in the footer of your store are located in a block that is easy to change.
  • Working with Content Blocks A block is a modular unit of content that can be positioned almost anywhere on the page. Blocks can be used to display static information such as text, images, and embedded video, as well as dynamic information.
  • Inserting Links from the Toolbar The easiest way to insert a link is to use the Link button in the editor toolbar. It doesn't require any knowledge of HTML, and the result is the same.
  • Insert Link by Typing Code There are three methods you can use to insert a page link in a block. This article explains how to type the code for a page link.
  • Insert Link with Frontend App There are three methods you can use to insert a page link into a block. This article explains how to use a Frontend App to insert a page link.
  • Positioning Blocks by Reference Magento Go is loaded with predefined places where you can place content. Each location has a name, or block reference to identify its place on the page within the context of the page layout.
  • Making XML Layout Updates If you have a basic knowledge of XML and experience using the Community or Enterprise editions of Magento, you may already be familiar with making layout updates with block references.
  • Placing a Block in a CMS Page Sidebar You can use a layout update to place a block in the right or left sidebar of a specific CMS page. With a few simple changes to the code, you can position the block in either sidebar, and control its position in relation to other blocks in the column.
  • Controlling Block Order To control the order of blocks in a sidebar, include the "before" or "after" positioning statement in the layout update code.
  • Block References and CSS Styles Because XML page layout updates do not reference the CSS styles, some of the block references, such as those at the top and bottom of the page, may extend the full width of the screen beyond the active area of your store. You can bring them into alignment with the rest of the store by applying a CSS style to the content in the CSS block that you want to place.
  • Adding Links to a Block You can edit an existing block by opening the block and making the necessary changes. For example, the page links in the footer of your store are located in a block that is easy to change.
  • Custom Layout Update Syntax Custom layout updates can be applied to product category pages, product pages, and CMS page to achieve a variety of results, including creating a new block, updating existing content, assigning actions, and removing blocks.
  • Nesting Blocks Sometimes what looks like a single block is actually two blocks, with one nested inside the other. In the following illustration, the words “Spectacular Spring Shoe Sale!” is text that is placed in the outer block, but the image is actually located in a separate block.
  • Editing the Newsletter Block Your store may includes a block that invites people to register for your newsletter. The design and position of the newsletter block varies by theme.