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Last Updated: 12/10/12

Creating and Arranging Blocks

You arrange blocks within a content area by moving blocks and by changing the layout for the content area.  If you are unfamiliar with blocks and layouts, see Getting Started.

Creating blocks

  1. In the menu bar at the top of your screen, hover over the Actions icon and in the drop down menu select Change Content.
  2. Hover over the area where you want the new block and click the Add Block Above icon or the Add Block Below icon.
    • Blocks can only be added to a main content area.
    • If the add block icons do not appear, you are probably hovering over a design block, or you have selected to change the content of a page with a design that does not allow blocks to be added, such as a Home Page (depending on the site design or canvas being utilized). See Troubleshooting - Editing Access.
  3. The Add Block window will display.  Select the type of block you want.
  4. The block will be added and opened for editing.

Moving Blocks

  1. Open the page for editing and hover over the block you want to move.
  2. Click and drag the Move Block icon
  3. As you drag, a gray box will display the new location of the block on the page.
  4. Release your mouse button when the gray box is where you want to place the block.
  5. Keep in mind how blocks behave:
    • Blocks fill the width of the area where they are located.
    • Blocks stack above or below other blocks in the same area.
    • Only blocks in the main content area are moveable.  If your block doesn't move, it may be a design block or the only block in that area.

Changing a Layout

To place blocks side-by-side in a content area, you must use a layout.

  1. With a page open for editing, hover over the content area you want to change and select the Edit Layout icon . A window showing available layouts will display.
  2. Select the layout you want to use.
  3. Items to note:
    • Think of each layout as an arrangement of columns in different widths stacked above each other.  The height of each area will depend on the content of the blocks you place in each area.
    • When a layout is changed to have fewer columns, all existing blocks will be moved into the remaining columns.
    • When a layout is changed to more columns, a Rich Content block will be created in each new column.

 

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