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Create and Place Custom Blocks

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    Create and Place Custom Blocks
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    with Emma Jane Westby
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    It's pretty typical for a site to have one or two pieces of content
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    that are persistent from page to page, but need to be easily edited.
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    For example, the text in the footer might be something that you want
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    people to be able to edit, but it's not a node,
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    and you definitely don't want it to be stuck in that tpl.php
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    file, where one of your content managers can't easily deal with it.
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    We use blocks to deal with this kind of content.
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    In this lesson, we will create the blocks
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Create and Place Custom Blocks


It's pretty typical for a site to have one or two pieces of content that need to be easily edited, but also aren't nodes. For example: text in the footer. There are a number of ways to create this content. We'll use blocks to create this content as this is the easiest way to place content into a specific region without additional helper module. By the end of this lesson you will be able to create custom blocks, and place them into specific regions within your Drupal theme.

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