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Editing Static Block Content in Magento

Editing Static Blocks in Magento

 Your website is likely comprised of a variety of static blocks, whether it be your website header and footer, side bars, or other real estate on your website. These static blocks are filled with content whether it is pictures, text, video or a mixture of the three.

 Magento gives you the ability to access and edit the content within your static blocks. You are even provided with a WYSIWYG editor so members of your team who are not fluent in HTML can edit the content with easy to use editing tools.

 Let’s get started:

1)    To access your static blocks in Magento, simply navigate to CMS – STATIC BLOCKS:   

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2)    You will see a list of your current static blocks, and can use the filter to find what you are looking for:

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3)    In this article we are going to select and edit the Connect Block:

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4)    When you select one of your static blocks for the list, you will automatically enter into edit mode. Here, you have the ability to change the Block Title and Identifier, specify which store views it can be seen in, and edit the blocks by updating the HTML or by using the WYSIWYG editor: 

WYSIWYG Editor: As you can see, the WYSIWYG editor has a user-friendly control panel, which provides marketers and other professionals with the tools to create and customize the static block.

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HTML Editor: Click on the Show/Hide Editorbutton to see the HTML view. The HTML view shows the HTML code of the static block, which can be edited by you, or by your web developer, if styling needs to changed or updated:

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5)    Make changes to your static block in the WYSIWYG editor, or by editing the HTML code. In this article we are going to use the WYSIWYG editor to add a hyperlinked “GET IDEAS on pinterest” bullet to our link list below:

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6)     Now simply click Save Block if you are done with your editing, and your static block has now been updated. 

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7)     If you do not have the Demac Media Cache Sweeping Module installed on your site, you will have to manually refresh the Blocks HTML output cache, and Full Page cache to have your changes take effect. You can access your cache storage management via the path SYSTEM – CACHE MANAGEMENT:

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Written by: 

- Jim Cover

Customer Success Manager at Demac Media

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