Beginner help topics are listed in recommended order of completion.

The Blocks Manager is where the site page layout and corresponding page customizations are managed.  

The URL Map panel lists all of the URLs and sub-URLs on your site. The top-level URL represents the front or homepage of the site and can be expanded to reveal the full list of site URLs.

All BLOX sites are built using block templates that have been developed by the TownNews template team. During the onboarding process with TownNews, BLOX sites are designed and built using these templates. These blocks, and any future blocks, are located within the Blocks Library, located jus…

Learn how Query rules can be used to control what content gets pulled into a block. Query rules operate on an inclusion/exclusion basis. 

Learn how Sorting rules can be used to control what order content gets pulled in once the Query rules have been satisfied. 

This collection highlights the various tabs that are included with most non-static content blocks that pull content from the CMS.

The wireframe grid of the site defines the basic structure of the site and where regions are placed. It also decides how the regions behave in the various response breakpoints. 

The appearance tab is where you control the visual look of the block. 

Page customizations are similar to Block template customizations, except instead of being block by block, they are page by page. Page customizations are also employed on a per-URL basis, meaning that changes will follow the inheritance principle. In addition, several URLs will have customizations that are specific to that URL (Classifieds, Users, etc.).

In the event that you want to preview an ad that you have placed on your site, as opposed to the grey Ad information, you will need to use the debug tool. This will work to show previews of both ads in fixed positions and those that are block-based. 

The CSS class field can be used to make a block visible or hidden based on a device's view size (desktop, tablet, phone). This is useful for large blocks (like a slideshow, a leaderboard ad block, etc.) where they won't fit width-wise on a phone, so you can use a CSS class to make the block visible on large sizes, or hide the block on small sizes.  

Learn how Utility Regions can be used to place content blocks within assets, section and search results pages.

Learn how presentation modes can be used to change the look and feel of article, image and collection assets.