In a previous tutorial I showed you how easy it is to build a web page from an Atomic Blocks layout.
In the video I made to go with that page I used the Freelancer layout. The image below shows the freelancer layout.
In this next video I will add Sections and Blocks to the page I’ve already made using a Layout
The “My latest blog posts:” section you will only see blog posts after you add blog posts to your website.
Adding Atomic Blocks page Sections to your web page
You can add a new block or page section above or below any other block or section in your page.
Find the “top level” block
The page layouts that are built into the Atomic Blocks plugin are, in places, quite complex. Display blocks can be nested inside column and container blocks.
So if you want to place a block inside an existing layout, make sure you have chosen a spot with adequate room.
This image shows columns nested inside more columns
No1 is the top level block we need
In our example we’re looking for a top level block. Because we need to insert another wide block above it.
If we tried to insert a wide block below number 4 in the illustration above, there would not be enough room.
When you’ve found a top level block, click the Three dots button
Because we selected a wide, top level block, there is enough room to insert another wide block above it.
In this example, the spacer block makes it easy
In the Atomic Blocks Freelancer layout there are several spacer blocks that divide up the page.
I can see that the spacer is a wide block, so I can add a wide block directly above the spacer block. I’ll put my Call To Action block there.
Now you can choose a block to insert
The easiest way to insert an Atomic Blocks, block into your page is to search for it by typing a forward slash then typing the name of the block. I wanted to insert the Call To Action block so I typed /call (see below).
The end product
I inserted a Call To Action block above the Things I can Do section and below the FAQ section.
Adding blocks to an Atomic Blocks layout
For Atomic Blocks users, the easiest way to build a professional looking homepage for your site is to…
- Start with one of the built in page layouts.
- Add any suitable Atomic Blocks page Sections to that page.
- Add any WordPress blocks or Atomic Blocks blocks that you need to complete your layout.
Building a page from Sections
You don’t have to build your web page from one of the ready made page layouts. You can build your page from scratch using containers, columns and blocks.
You can also use the Atomic Blocks page sections to build your page row by row.
For instance you could stack these sections one above the other on your page…
- Hero Header
- Services – four column
- Text List and Image
- Team Members
- Contact Info and Map
If you need to add more information, add any WordPress or Atomic Block you need, above or below any other block, container or section.
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