How to use Blocks?

Blocks are installed with modules to display a specific data

For example, a module to manage articles will provide a block to display the "Most Popular", and another block to display the "Most Recent", etc.

But you can also create a custom block with your content

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Install Blocks

At first, you have to install blocks to display in your website
Click here to start installing blocks.
The form fields are quite intuitive, you can change the name of the block and set groups permissions to see the block
But also define the order of display, the column and specify modules.

Column

Most themes have a classic 3 column layout with a center column for the main content also split into three center columns.
These are called : Left column, Center-Left column, Center column, Center-right column and Right column.
But you can select a classic two columns for your weblog or web gallery.
You can design and display the block to any column and specify the target module.

Some themes don't have Left column nor Right column.
In such case, one column might be inseted to another column.
Read the manual of those themes to understand how they are designed.

Block Management

You can change the settings of a block at anytime from Block Management. Click here.
Click the edit icon to change the block settings. Sometimes a block has extra options to control its content.

Uninstall Block

If you want to remove a block from your layout, click the uninstall icon.
The block returns into the list of uninstalled blocks.
The settings of the block are kept until you uninstall its module.
You can re-install the block at anytime.

FOR XOOPS2 USERS

XOOPS Cube Legacy 2.2 has separated the list of un-used blocks from Block Management.
It is like Module Management.