Magento Open Source 2.1.x

Positioning Blocks

The code that controls the page layout and placement of blocks is written in XML Widgets make it easy to position a block at a specific place on the page, and even for a specific product or categoryA set of products that share particular characteristics or attributes. without writing any code. You can choose each option from a list, rather than trying to remember all of the possible combinations.

The following list shows the locations by page type where blocks are typically placed. To learn more about how areas on the page are defined, see: Standard Page Layouts.

Category and CMS Pages
  • Block Reference

    Position

    Breadcrumbs

    The navigation aid at the top of many pages that shows your current location as a link. Any additional content placed in the Breadcrumbs reference floats to the right of the breadcrumbs, if displayed.

    Left Column

    Content is added to the left column.

    Main Content Area

    Content is added to the main content area.

    My Cart Extra Actions

    Content appears below the Cart Subtotal in the My Cart popup located within the top link.

    Navigation Bar

    Content appears below the main navigation bar.

    Page Bottom

    Content appears at the bottom of the page.

    Page Footer

    Content appears above the footer of the page.

    Page Header

    Content appears below the header of the page.

    Page Top

    Content appears at the top of the page.

    Right Column

    Content appears in the right column.

    Store Language

    Content appears in the upper-left corner of the header.

Product Page
  • Block Reference

    Position

    Alert URLs

    Content appears below the title of the product on the product detail page.

    Bottom Block Options Wrapper

    If custom options are added, content appears below the Add to Cart button.

    Breadcrumbs

    Content appears to the right of breadcrumbs—the navigation aid that provides links as a path—that’s showcased below the navigation bar.

    Info Column Options Wrapper

    If a custom options are added, content appears to the right. The same location applies to configurable options.

    Left Column

    Content appears below the left column blocks.

    Main Content Area

    Content appears below the main content area.

    My Cart Extra Actions

    Content appears below the Cart Subtotal in the My Cart popup located within the top link.

    Navigation Bar

    Content appears below the main navigation bar.

    Page Bottom

    Content appears at the bottom of the page.

    Page Footer

    Content appears above the footer of the page.

    Page Header

    Content appears below the header of the page.

    Page Top

    Content appears at the top of the page.

    PayPal Express Checkout (Payflow Edition) Shortcut Wrapper

    If the PayPal payment method is enabled, content appears below the PayPal buy button.

    PayPal Express Checkout Shortcut Wrapper

    If the PayPal payment method is enabled, content appears below the PayPal buy button.

    Product Tags List

    Content appears below the products tag bar.

    Product View Extra Hint

    Content appears below the main top price of the product.

    Right Column

    Content appears below the right column blocks.

    Store Language

    Content appears to the right of the language chooser.

    Tags List Before

    Content appears above the Add Your Tags field.