Web editing - What are blocks?
An introduction to what a block is and how it works within the Episerver CMS
As discussed in "What are the various parts of my pages?" article, content blocks are the bread and butter of web content. In their most simple form, they are text on the page. However, content blocks could also be tabs or slideshows. The blocks we used within the site are all custom made to suit our needs. If you have an idea for a way to organize or display content, odds are Web Services could build a block to make it possible.
- How to go back a page: With more complex blocks, you'll find yourself editing a block within a block within a page. The back arrow on the yellow bar across the top will take you back each layer (see screenshots above). This yellow bar will also tell you where a block is being used. One block can be placed on multiple pages, so the yellow bar can be extremely useful for that as well.
- Publish often: When editing a block and satisfied with the changes/updates, make sure you publish. If you added a block to a page or re-arranged the blocks on the page, make sure you publish the page too. Any edit you make will need to be published. If you're unsure why your changes aren't showing up, make sure to click the Navigation pane icon in the upper left, then the Tasks tab. Make sure all tasks are published if that's the intention.