Magento Open Source 2.1.x

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Positioning Blocks

The code that controls the page layoutThe visual and structural composition of a page. and placement of blocks is written in XMLExtensible Markup Language: A markup format derived from SGML that it used to format information for publication and distribution. 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.