Block User Interface Block Placement

Block editing page showing Block Description and Block Body fields

To place Blocks through the Blocks user interface, follow these steps:

  1. Log in and click the “Structure” link in the admin menu.
  2. Click the “Blocks” link and click on desired block. 
  3. Use the region settings dropdown menu to determine block placement:
    1. First Sidebar (the left-most column)
    2. Above Content (appears above the node in the center content column)
    3. Below Content
    4. Second Sidebar (the right-most column, which is only shown when a block is placed there.)
  4. In the “Pages” tab, navigate to “Show Blocks on Specific Pages”
  5. Specify pages where your block should appear using their path. If you’d like your block to show up on all pages with a specific path, use the asterisk (*) symbol following the relevant path. If you're working on the PLA site, and you want your block to appear on for example, select Only on the listed pages, and in the box, enter: “test”. The asterisk wildcard works (e.g. test/*) but exclusions do not. If you need greater flexibility in block placement, use the “Context” user interface, as elucidated below.