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Block Designer is all about creating blocks within a few clicks. You fill in a name for the block, a unique block handle and some fields or static HTML and voila, there is your block. No need for you to copy paste code from standard blocks, code your own text input field or page selector field, block designer does that all for you. It's just as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Create block types in seconds;
  • No programming skills required;
  • Easy extensible with own field types;
  • No limits and everything configurable;
  • 17 (seventeen) Standard field types included;
  • Order your blocks in each block type set;

Once you are creating your fields, you can drag/drop a field to top/bottom or where you would want it to be. No clicking "one up" or "one down", you just drag it to the place YOU would want it to be. You click delete and a field gets thrown in the bin.

Block designer is fully responsive, so whether you're at home or in your car, you can create blocks on the fly. Just login to your dashboard and create some blocks.

You're looking for an Add-On that can create packages and moves your "standalone" block type(s) into your own package/Add-On? Try out Block Designer's big brother, Package Designer!

Loading block configurations

You've hit "Make block!" and you have forgotten a field (or two)? No worries! You can load any configuation for blocks made with block designer. Go to the Block Config page ("Stacks & Blocks" - "Block Designer" - "Block Config") and choose a block type in the available list. This will load all your entered data (including fields). Darn usefull!

Or go to the alternative URL, without having to navigate through your dashboard (pages):

www.your-url.com/index.php/dashboard/blocks/block_designer/config/[BLOCK_HANDLE]

Available field types:

  • Text box
  • Text area
  • Image
  • Link
  • URL
  • Select (dropdown)
  • WYSIWYG
  • Static HTML
  • Number - floats and non floats (as of version 0.9.6)
  • Email (as of version 0.9.7)
  • Datetime picker? - View the introduction (as of version 0.9.7)
  • Code - (as of version 0.9.9)
  • Markdown - (as of version 1.0.0)
  • File - (as of version 1.0.2)
  • Youtube - (as of version 1.0.2)
  • Color Picker - (as of version 1.0.3)
  • Stacks - yes, multiple (as of version 1.0.4)

Upcoming features:

  • Rewrited code from renderjs to Handlebars(js), which is much more powerful;
  • Rewriting field types from classes to namespaces (extending a FieldType namespace);

Watch the tutorial video now!

You can also have a group of fields that will be repeated (with their own validation) using Block Designer Pro - requires Block Designer (base). Let's say you have a block where you want to enter your (grand)children. They all have a name, date of birth (DOB) and photo. You select the "Repeatable" field type, give it the name "Children" and add the other 3 fields as you normally would. A text box for the name, datetime for the DOB and image field type for the photo of your/the child. Now select repeatable for "Children" for all 3 fields and you can add as many children as you'd like inside your block. You can even set a minimum/maximum of children to be added for this repeatable field type. I've made a video about how this repeatable works with an advanced example using a Formula 1 race calendar.

Block Designer Pro in action

For developers:

Creating your own field types is really really REALLY easy. Copy paste an existing field type, change some values/functions (returns) and do your own magic. For now, happy block designing!

NOTE

Be sure to have the application/blocks folder writable on your FTP/server. Other than that, everything should be perfectly fine.

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Released 2 years ago
Updated 1 week ago
Installs 1000+
Requires concrete5 5.7.0.4
Current version 2.8.5
Skill level Intermediate

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