A "Content Block" is a piece of content, similar to a post (with text, inline images, an owner, a revision history etc.) that can be included in other places of a site.
A content block could be included in places like this:
- Included as a section of a home page, like "About Us" or "Disclaimer" or a pricing table etc. A home page could have many sections (possibly with photo backgrounds) and people could scroll down, down, down…
- Displayed in a widget anywhere… See the Content Block Widget
- Included in another post. For example if we have a "WARNING: blah blah blah" paragraph that needs to be repeated over and over in a book/manual or a disclaimer that needs to be added to every post of an investment related blog… It could be written once and any update would update all affected pages. This can be achieved with a Short Tag like
[include:123](using the content block ID) or
[include:slug](using the content block slug). Note: the content block will be rendered with its own renderer plugins which may be different from the parent post.
Contents Blocks are a special Item Usage. They are similar to Posts but there are some key distinctions:
- Content blocks have a Slug to identify them but they can never be called by themselves through an URL. They can only be embedded in something else.
- Content blocks have no comments.
- Content blocks have no category/chapter. (internally they are stored in the default category)
- No excerpt
- No Goal tracking
- No notifications
- No <title> and no <meta> tags
Note: content blocks may include other content blocks. If b2evolution detects a loop it will display an error on scree,
Content inclusion loop detected. Not including "%s".
Created by • Last edit by on Dec 01, 2017
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