What are Custom Blocks?

Custom Blocks are blocks of content created to add to landing page panels. These blocks can be tailored to include: video, images, text, and third-party Javascript widgets.

Custom Block with Image

Create a Custom Block
  1. Navigate to the Custom Blocks tile on your dashboard
  2. Click ADD NEW
  3. Add a title to describe the custom block

  1. Click the checkbox if you want the title to display above the Custom Block on a Landing Page

  1. Optional Add javascript to render the custom block


  1. Add your custom content using the WYSIWYG editor
  • You can add text, images, links, even videos

Hint: It can be helpful to consider whether your custom block is likely to be added to a full or half-width panel on a landing page. For Example, a custom block that will be added to a side panel on a landing page should be laid out to take advantage of vertical space. A custom block that will be added to a top or bottom panel on a landing page should be designed to accommodate both a full-width horizontal layout on a desktop, as well as a stacked, vertical layout in responsive mode (the display on other devices such as tablets or cellphones).

  1. Click ADD CUSTOM BLOCK to create the block

 

Note: Instructions on how to add the custom block to a Landing Page can be found on the Landing Page Research Guide.

Edit a Custom Block
  1. Navigate to the Custom Blocks tile on your dashboard
  2. Locate the custom block you would like to edit from the list
  3. Click Edit to the right of the custom block to be edited

  1. Make any necessary changes to the custom block
  2. Click SAVE to apply your changes
Delete a Custom Block
  1. Navigate to the Custom Blocks tile on your dashboard
  2. Locate the custom block you would like to delete from the list

  1. Click Delete to the right of the custom block to be deleted
  2. Click DELETE to confirm the removal of the custom block
Watch a Video
Stacks in Action: Custom Blocks for Public Libraries

Examples

Custom Blocks with Images:

Hennessey Public Library (Library Cartoon)

Chapin Memorial Library (Trivia Image)

Custom Blocks with Javascript Widgets:

Ranger College (Flipster Widget)

Bernards Township Public Library (Library Aware Book Jacket Widget (New York Times Bestsellers))

Custom Blocks with Video:

Chapin Memorial Library ('Meet Libby' video)

Custom Blocks with Text:

Lenawee District Library (Michigan Activity Pass)

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