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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By : Cyndi Williams
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Learning Magento 2 Administration

By: Cyndi Williams

Overview of this book

Magento 2 has been completely re-written and re-designed to take the world’s most popular open source e-commerce platform to new heights of productivity and usability. With this overhaul comes improved opportunities to leverage the world’s most successful open source e-commerce platform for your online retail and wholesale business. The focus of this book is on operational aspects: those actions you, as a proprietor, can take to give your customers a more delightful shopping experience. In this guide, we delve into all aspects of managing a Magento 2 store, from product creation to marketing, customer management to search engine optimization. This book is not only a step-by-step course in setting up your Magento 2 website, it will be a handy reference as continue to improve and refine your online presence.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning Magento 2 Administration
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Using blocks and widgets

Blocks are sections of content that are specified by your theme to appear in various places throughout your site. Blocks can be placed on all pages, some pages, product pages, category pages, or in special, designated spots.

In addition to block locations that are configured within your theme, blocks can be inserted into various areas and pages within your site using widgets, which we will explore just a bit later in this section.

To view all the blocks on your site, go to Content | Blocks. If you installed the Magento 2 sample data, you'll see as many as 18 blocks. By their names, you can probably figure out where they appear on your site. Take a look at the table in the following screenshot:

To understand how blocks work—and to add our Care Instructions page link—click on the Select drop-down menu to the far right of the first block, Footer Links Block, and click on Edit.

This block contains the information that appears in the bottom footer of all our sites:

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