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Beginning Backdrop CMS by Todd Tomlinson

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© Todd Tomlinson 2016

Todd Tomlinson, Beginning Backdrop CMS, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1970-6_9

9. Backdrop Blocks

Todd Tomlinson

(1)Tigard, Oregon, USA

This chapter focuses on using blocks to assign content, along with using what are commonly called widgets (which include the user login form, latest blog posts, a list of who is currently logged in to your site, the current weather conditions, and the like) to specific positions on a layout. You learn about standard blocks that ship with Backdrop, blocks that come with contributed modules, and how to build a custom block from scratch. By the end of the chapter, you will be able to construct a page with some pretty exciting features.

Blocks, Blocks, and More Blocks

Block is a generic term applied to any ...

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