Hotcakes Content Blocks Module


There are content blocks that get managed in the backend administration as part of one or many content columns.  Once they're created, they not only can get used within various products and categories, but this module as well.  This makes the content blocks even more flexible and useful than you may have previously though.


The following prerequisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:

Getting Started

The information provided here is based upon the default configuration of Hotcakes and the default viewset. Your views may have more or less functionality, depending on how it was implemented by your technical team.

Content Blocks Module

The content blocks module is not placed for you anywhere on your site. If you wish to use it, you should add it to one or more pages, as desired. When you add this module to a page, it will still need to be configured before it knows how you intend for it to be used.  Please see the module settings section below.

How the module looks and how it functions will directly relate back to the content columns and blocks you've created in the backend administration, and how you've changed the respective views in the viewset.

Module Settings

This module has settings that are unique to how it works on your site for you and your customer.  If you're not already familiar with how module settings work, you should see the module settings documentation to learn more.

Setting Description
View This read-only setting will simply show you the view that was selected before viewing the current settings.
Select a View If you wish to change the view that's being used to display the featured products, select the alternative view.  By default, you'll only see "Index" as an option, unless your design team has created and added alternatives for you.
Content Column This read-only setting will simply show you the content column that was previously selected before viewing the current settings.
Select a Content Column If you wish to change the content column that's being used, select the desired content column from this list.  This drop down list will be populated with all of the content columns you've created in the content column management area.

Viewset View Location

You'll find the views for this module in the following location in your viewset:


Within this folder, you'll find some additional folders that will match the various content block views you might be interested in editing.


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