Site Building

Limit Blocks Available in Layout Builder with Block List Override for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

When building with Layout Builder, the list of blocks available for a site administrator to place in a layout can grow and become overwhelming to navigate. This is especially true when you've got a lot of different modules enabled, as each can add new blocks. As well, complex configurations may require site admins to create more and more custom blocks. Some blocks, like certain Views, or default core blocks like "Who's online", are not meant to be used within the Layout Builder. These blocks can clutter the UI and also impact the performance of Layout Builder UI. The contributed module Block List Override is designed to help solve this problem.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Learn what the Block List Override module does
  • Install and configure the module to improve the user experience when creating layouts

By the end of this tutorial you should know how to use the Block List Override module to improve the UX of the Layout Builder interface.