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CMS Static Block Widget

The CMS Static Block widget gives you the ability to place an existing CMS block most
anywhere in your store.
Process Overview:
Step 1: Choose the Widget Type
Step 2: Complete the Layout Updates
Step 3: Place the Block

Step 1: Choose the Widget Type

1. On the Admin menu, select CMS > Widgets.
2. Click the Add New Widget Instance button.
3. In the Settings section, set Type to “CMS Static Block.” Then, click the Continue button.
4. In the Frontend Properties section, do the following:
a. In the Widget Instance Title field, enter a descriptive title for the widget. This title is for
internal use only, and is not visible to your customers.
b. Enter a number in the Sort Order field to determine the order of the block when listed
with others in the column. The top position is zero.
c. Set Assign to Store Views to “All Store Views,” or to the view where the app will be
available. To select more than one, hold the Ctrl key down, and select each option.

Step 2: Complete the Layout Updates

1. In the Layout Updates section,set Display On to the category, product, or page where you
want the block to appear.
2. To complete the Layout Updates, do the following:
a. Select the Page where you want the block to appear.
b. Select the Block Reference to identify the place on the page where the block will appear
c. Accept the default setting for Template, which is set to “CMS Static Block Default
Template.”
d. Click Save and Continue Edit.

Step 3: Place the Block

1. In the panel on the left, select Widget Options.
2. Click the Select Block button.
Then in the list, click to select the block you want to place.
3. When complete, click the Save button.
The app appears in the Manage Widget Instances list.
4. When prompted, follow the instructions at the top of the workspace to update the index and
page cache.
5. Return to your storefront to verify that the block is in the correct location. To move the block,
you can reopen the widget and try a different page or block reference.

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