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A block is a modular unit of content that can be positioned most anywhere on the page. Content blocks are sometimes referred to as static blocks, or CMSContent Management System: A software system that is used to create, edit, and maintain content on a website. blocks, and can be used to display fixed information such as text, images, and embedded video, as well as dynamic information from a widgetA prepared snippet of code that adds functionality and/or dynamic effects to your store. or that originates in a database or other source. Most elements on the home pageThe first home page a visitor sees when they access your website URL. Considered the most important page on your website according to search engine indexing. are blocks that can be easily managed.
You can create custom blocks of content without writing any code, and assign them to appear in a specific place in the page layoutThe visual and structural composition of a page.. Blocks can also be defined and positioned by making a layout update in XMLExtensible Markup Language: A markup format derived from SGML that it used to format information for publication and distribution. code.
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