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What are blocks?

Blocks are the foundation of your site. You can add, move, and combine blocks on a page to create a custom layout. Each block is designed to add different types of content to most areas of your site, including:

Add a block

Visit Adding blocks to learn how to add blocks to your site.

Basic Blocks

  • Text - Add text to your site, including headings, quotes, pre-formatted text, links, and lists.
  • Markdown - Add text using the Markdown language.
  • Quote - Add styled quotes and testimonials.
  • Video - Add an externally hosted video.
  • Spacer - Add an adjustable amount of space or padding between blocks.
  • Line - Add a horizontal line between blocks. This is a great way to break up text or visually separate content.
  • Button - Add buttons and calls to action.
  • Audio - Add a single audio file in a player.
  • Embed - Add external content to your site by using links to tweets, videos, and more.

Image Blocks

For an overview of Image Blocks, visit Image Blocks Overview.

  • Image - Add a single image. This defaults to the Inline layout, which displays a plain image with an optional caption.
  • Poster - Display text over the image.
  • Card - Align text to the left or right of an image.
  • Overlap - Display an image on one side with text on the other, partially overlapping the image.
  • Collage - Display an image on one side and text over a background "card," offsetting and overlapping the image.
  • Stack - Display an image with text below.

Gallery Blocks

For an overview of Gallery Blocks, visit Using Gallery Blocks.

Summary Blocks

For an overview of Summary Blocks, visit Using Summary Blocks.

  • Wall Summary - Display content in a masonry style grid.
  • Carousel Summary - Display a set number of items at a time, with navigation.
  • List Summary - Display content in a single column with thumbnail images on one side and text on the other.
  • Grid Summary - Display content in a symmetrical grid.

More Blocks

  • Acuity - Display a client scheduler visitors can use to book appointments.
  • Bandsintown - Display tour dates from your Bandsintown profile.
  • Calendar - Display items in your pages, like events, as a calendar sorted by day.
  • Code - Add custom code (like a third-party widget) or display code.
  • Form - Add a form to collect information from visitors. This is useful for creating contact pages, surveys, signup forms, or applications.
  • Map - Add a Google Map with a pin in your location.
  • Menu - Display your restaurant's menu.
  • Newsletter - Add a newsletter subscription form. This block requires a connected MailChimp account.
  • OpenTable - Add restaurant reservation booking. You'll need your OpenTable Restaurant ID.
  • Zola - Add a wedding registry.

Filter and List Blocks

  • Archive - Display an organized list of content links.
  • Content Link - Add a visual link to content.
  • Search - Add a search box.
  • Summary - Present your content in a flexible magazine-style layout.
  • Tag Cloud - Display tags or categories in a graphic cloud formation.

Commerce Blocks

  • Amazon - Display and link to an item on Amazon. This is useful if you participate in Amazon's Affiliate program.
  • Donation - Allow visitors to donate to your cause or organization. This block requires a connected Stripe account.
  • Product - Add a product to a page or blog post. This is a great way to promote a product or display products in different combinations than your Product pages.

Chart Blocks

For an overview of Chart Blocks, visit Chart Blocks overview.

Social Blocks

  • 500px - Add images from your 500px account.
  • Flickr - Add a gallery of your Flickr photos.
  • Foursquare - Add a feed of your Foursquare check-ins.
  • Instagram - Add a gallery of your Instagram photos.
  • RSS - Add a link to the RSS feed of a Blog Page.
  • Social Links - Add social icons that link to social media profiles. This is an alternative if your template doesn't have default social icons.
  • SoundCloud - Embed a SoundCloud player.
  • Twitter - Display a feed of your most recent tweets and a follow button.

Discontinued blocks

Use the Archive Block instead of these discontinued blocks:

  • Author List
  • Category List
  • Month List
  • Tag List

For more help, visit Discontinued features.

Blocks in action

Add multiple blocks to a page or content area and drag and drop them to build the page. You can:

In the example page below, we're editing a Regular Page. We have six blocks:

  • Two Line Blocks
  • One Open Table Block
  • Two Text Blocks
  • One Image Block

The blocks are arranged to create a custom layout:

  • The Line Blocks and the OpenTable Block are in their own rows in a single column.
  • The Text Blocks are arranged in two columns in row under the OpenTable Block.
  • The Image Block is below the Text Block.

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