Blocks are used to customize the visibility of site pages on your event portal via the Page Editor tool. This article provides an overview of the recommended block categories and block types to add and use on your site.
Content that appears on each page is dictated by both the individual blocks that are added to the page and the associated block settings that were configured when it was added.
Locate the Page Editor tool by navigating to Admin Panel > Site Building Tools > Page Editor.
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Recommended Block Categories
Although there are 21 unique categories in the dropdown menu, the A2Z team recommends only using blocks from the following 10 categories:
1. Events - Most commonly used with Call for Proposals, Conference, and Matchmaking add-ons.
2. HTML - Content blocks and custom buttons created in the admin panel HTML Block Builder tool.
3. Layout - Blocks that show navigation menus or advertisement images on various pages.
4. Myhome - Blocks that display user-specific content when added to a page.
5. Organizations - Blocks relevant to exhibitors participating in your event.
6. Profile - Blocks that appear on user and exhibitor profiles.
7. Reviews - Blocks most commonly used with EDC, Call for Proposals, and Conference add-ons.
8. Tags - Blocks that display hashtags throughout the site.
9. Users - Blocks that display configured lists of users when added to a page.
10. Videos - Blocks that display uploaded video listings and additional information.
Types located in the remaining 11 categories not listed here do not offer functionality for Event Portal sites.
1. To add blocks to your page, first, navigate to the Page Editor, locate the desired page, then click Edit.
2. In the Page Layout section, click the +Add Block link
3. Select the corresponding Category and Type to locate a specific block.
4. Once selected, configure the standard and block-specific configurations then click Save.
Standard Block Settings
All page editor blocks contain six standard settings which include:
In addition to standard block settings, many contain specific options that are unique among each type. These additional options allow you to further customize styling, layout, and rendering functionality.
Recommended Block Types
Click the category heading linked below to jump and view an article that reviews the recommended block types and their associated block-specific settings in detail.