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Using Promoted Blocks

Some templates treat the first block in a blog post differently to add extra flair to its layout. These are called Promoted Blocks and are a great way to set posts apart by adding a prominent visual element.

Every template has its own way of displaying Promoted Blocks. In most templates, the block displays above the post's title.

The following templates support Promoted Blocks. Templates are grouped by family.

Template Blocks
Avenue Image, Gallery, and Video Block

Aviator family

Aubrey, Aviator

Image and Video Block
Flatiron Image, Gallery, and Video Block
Ishimoto Image, Gallery, and Video Block

Montauk family

Julia, Kent, Montauk, Om

Image, Gallery, and Video Block
Native Image, Gallery, and Video Block
Wells Image, Gallery, and Quote Block
Wexley Image, Gallery, and Video Block

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Step 1 - Create a post

In the Home Menu, click Pages. Click a post title, and then click Edit. You can also click the + icon to create a new post. 

Step 2 - Add a Promoted Block

Blog posts will have a Text Block or Markdown Block as the first block by default. Click the Insert Point above this block to add a Promoted Block.

For more detailed steps on adding a block, visit Adding blocks with Insert Points.

Step 3 - Add other blocks (optional)

After adding your Promoted Block, finish the post and then click Save or Save & Publish.

Note: Promoted Blocks can't float in text.

Step 4 - View the Promoted post

View your blog page by clicking the Hide Arrow.

The way the Promoted Block displays depends on the template, but all templates will present posts with Promoted Blocks differently than posts without. 

Here's an example of a Promoted Block in Avenue:

Disable Promoted Blocks

If you don't like how Promoted Blocks look on your site, you can disable them.

  1. In the Home Menu, click Design, then click Template Settings.
  2. Check Disable Promoted Blocks.
  3. Click Save.
Tip: This option won't appear if your template doesn't support Promoted Blocks.

Other special blocks

Templates in the Bedford family (Anya, Bryant, Bedford, Hayden) "promote" Gallery Blocks on Regular Pages to banner slideshows. These blocks are different than the Promoted Blocks explained in this guide, but they are often referred to as promoted.

To learn more, visit Bedford special banners.

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