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Add a Static Block

 

  1. Log into your Magento admin panel
  2. Navigate to CMS -> Static Blocks
  3. Click Add New Block in the top right corner
  4. Give your block a recognizable Block Title related to the content.
  5. Give your block an Identifier which will be used to call the block. Make sure the Identifier is all lowercase, separated by underscores and unique to follow Magento’s nomenclature i.e. your_block_id
  6. Set Status to Enabled
  7. Enter your content on the Content field. Refer to this screenshot:
  8. Click Save Block or Save and Continue Edit to save your settings.

We have created a static block now. What do you want to do now with this static block?

You can call this static block content on the CMS pages using the following short code:

{{block type="cms/block" block_id="your_block_id"}}

 

You can place the above code on the WYSIWYG editor, when you create a CMS page.

Refer to the screenshot below: Replace the “your_block_id” with your static block ID.
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The above code will place the block “your_block_id” inline on your CMS page.

Short code method is used when you need to pull in a static block while in Magento’s admin creating CMS pages or other static blocks. A possible example would be injecting contact information into multiple CMS pages. So you create a contact static block, and then can insert the contact info on the contact us page, your privacy policy page, customer service page, etc. If the contact info changes, you simply update the static block and the changes will be reflected across all your CMS pages.

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