Site Building

8.2. Creating A Custom Block for Drupal 8, 9, and 10


Create a block showing the hours and location of the farmers market.


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  1. In the Manage administrative menu, navigate to Content_ > Blocks (admin/content/block).
  2. Click Add content block. The Add content block page appears.
  3. Fill in the fields as shown below.

    Field name Explanation Example value

    Block description

    Name of the block shown to administrators

    Hours and location block


    Content of the block when it is displayed

    Open: Sundays, 9 AM to 2 PM, April to September<br />Location: Parking lot of Trust Bank, 1st & Union, downtown Anytown.

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  4. Click Save. A message appears indicating the block has been saved.

Expand your understanding

  • Edit the content of your custom block. In the Manage administrative menu, navigate to Content > Blocks (admin/content/block). Find your block in the list and click Edit to make changes.
  • Place the block you created in the sidebar. See Section 8.3, “Placing a Block in a Region” for details.

Additional resources community documentation page "Managing blocks"


Adapted by Jacob Redding and Boris Doesborg from Managing blocks, copyright 2000-2024 by the individual contributors to the Drupal Community Documentation.

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