Technology Services

Edit a Block

Your site may have content Blocks within pages and/or on your home page that you can edit*. To determine if a region contains a block and, if so, how to edit it:

  1. Log in to your site
  2. Put your cursor over the text and look in the upper-right corner of the text area to see if you have a small, circular "gear" icon. If you do, this is an edit-able Block.
  3. Click the "gear" and select "Configure block"
  4. Edit the contents of the "Block body" field
  5. Click "Save block" at the bottom of the page

*Note: Some blocks are not editable by site editors; for example, views, which cannot be administered by the site editor role, can be expressed as blocks. If you have questions about a specifc block, please contact trinitywebsupport@duke.edu.

Block-specific fields

Block title is a heading that displays above the block when rendered on the page. Entering <none> in this field will prevent any title from showing.

Block description is a brief description of the block, and only used on the Blocks administration page.

Block body contains the main content, and allows you to format the text; use the icons in the toolbar to make style changes to the content — such as make text bold or italic, add bulleted or numbered lists, change the text alignment, etc.

Region settings control where - in what region - the block is displayed.

Visibility settings control where - on what page(s) - the block is displayed.