Understanding the updated blocks


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Understanding the updated blocks

You know that blocks are containers for content that can appear in specific block regions of your Drupal layout. Those block regions are determined by the theme. None of that has changed in Drupal 7. What has changed is that blocks are much more flexible than they were before. Virtually all content is now blockified so to speak, so it can move around the page much more freely. Also the default theme Bartik, which you see here, has a lot more block regions than Drupal 6's good old Garland and the interface for administrating blocks is easier to use.

I will show this first by taking a look at the block interface in Drupal 7 but I will also go and take a look little bit in Drupal 6. In Drupal 7 you get there by clicking Structure and then Blocks. This page is very much like the Block Administration page in Drupal 6. I will go there by going to Drupal 6, Administer, Site building, and Blocks. There is one difference. In Drupal 6 you see the block regions on the Block Administration page,...

Understanding the updated blocks
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Understanding the updated blocks provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 7 New Features

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