New Custom Static Blocks for Magento 2: Always Relevant, Always on Time

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In fact, you need different types of content properly displayed in your store and it is not just about texts. Banners, videos, images, charts, diagrams, etc. make your web site look professional or amusing, funny or trustworthy, modest or welcoming. You can implement any idea in your Magento 2 store by means of an appropriate content management solution.

Today we are presenting our next Magento 2 extension aiming to enrich your stores with a powerful static blocks management system.

The Magento 2 Custom Static Blocks extensionMagento 2 Custom Static Blocks

The Custom Static Blocks Magento 2 extension provides you with the opportunity to place different types of content anywhere on your web store taking advantage of efficient timing, precise customer audience segmentation and relevant content targeting. You can add content to home, category, product, cart and checkout pages and locate it almost anywhere you like within the current layout.

Custom Static Blocks Functionality

Manage Blocks Grid

As far as this extension changes the appearance of the Magento 2 store, you need to perfectly understand the final result of your modifications. As soon as designing is finished you can proceed to the implementation phase starting from the Manage Blocks grid (Content -> Custom Static Blocks by aheadWorks -> Manage Blocks).

Manage Blocks Grid

Manage Blocks Grid

The Manage Blocks grid enumerates all static blocks and their attributes, including names, statuses, customer groups, positions, timing, etc. It also enables you to filter, edit or delete existing blocks, add new columns, and create new blocks.

New Block Creation

In order to create a new static block you need to click the Create New Block button in the Manage Blocks section. Each new block creation procedure includes three logical stages: General, Content and Schedule.

General Section

General Section

The General section allows you to specify general information of the block, including the name, status, customer groups, and block positioning on the page. Blocks can be displayed on home, product, catalog, shopping cart and checkout pages utilizing individual position settings specific for each page type.

  • Home and shopping cart pages include next position options: sidebar top, sidebar bottom, content top, page bottom, menu top, and menu bottom;
  • Product pages allow you to use all the positions above and additionally specify the scope of required pages determined by the rules based on product attributes;
  • The same is true for catalog pages, where you can additionally choose necessary subcategories for your blocks.

Sample Blocks Frontend Positions

Sample Blocks Frontend Positions

The Content section allows you to create the content of static blocks using either existing Magento 2 blocks or creating own blocks, according to your purposes. You can add any number of blocks in this section and all the blocks will be displayed one after another following the order they have been added.

If you need to fine tune your content for different customers, you can assign blocks to different store views within one static block entity. Here, you can also edit or delete certain blocks, if necessary.

Content Section

Content Section

The third section is Schedule, which allows you to define date and time display ranges. The provided options enable you to schedule blocks for future dates, configure repeated display patterns by days of week or month, odd or even days, business days or weekends, and specify time ranges including minutes and seconds, above all.

Schedule Section

Schedule Section

The module has no general configuration required and starts working immediately after saving a new block.

Conclusion

So, relevant and useful content is one of the most efficient sales generators in your store and the Custom Static Blocks extension is able to make its delivery even more accurate and influential.

You can purchase this extension in our Magento 2 plugins store or get additional information on the module’s functionality from the product page and Readme file. You can also walk through the detailed tutorial and try the module in action in our demo stores.

If you still have some questions, contact us by email, live chat, or leave your comments below, please.

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