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The Block template
April 12, 2013
The Block template displays blocks of content in a portlet. It is a generic template for putting three components together – a header, content, and footer. It also includes the context override option and title that the List and Slideshow templates have.
The Block template is used wherever a block of content needs to be displayed in its own portlet. It is used in the social media tools portlet and the details portlet used on many of the details pages.
A block can be removed from the output by testing for the empty data before rendering headers and footers. This technique is used in a number of places in Content Template Catalog to render optional data.
Here are some examples of blocks:
is a single-item navigation block.
It contains an image, descriptive text, and a "Read more" link.
is a tools and information block.
It includes tools for subscribing to an RSS feed, sending email, calling for more information, and printing the page.
is a current item details block.
It includes a link to an external site and a link to a PDF file.
Rendering headers and footers
The main component referenced in a Block configuration is responsible for rendering the header and footer.
Presentation templates and components
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