Add and Manage Content

The Content Management System (CMS) of your Magento 2 Store is used for creating new pages, blocks and widgets. You can combine those 3 elements to create custom static pages that display parts of your catalog or other useful to the customer information.

To effectively use the Magento 2 CMS, you will need to:

  • Step 1: Add a new Page
  • Step 2: Add a new Block
  • Step 3: Add a new Widget

STEP 1: Add a new Page
To create a new Page for your Magento 2 Store, you will need to login to your admin area and navigate to the Content>Pages section.

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Here you will see all of your Store’s pages. Click on the Add New Page button.

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Now you can Name the page and set a custom URL for it. You can also choose on which store it can be viewed and set its status to enabled or disabled (hidden).

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In the content tab you can add the heading for the page and the content plus any widget you wish to be displayed on this page.

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When you are ready with the configuration of the page, click on the Save Page button to create it.

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Now you can add this new page on any other by using a link widget. For example if you want to add this page as a link on the home page, you will need to get into your Home Page’s edit menu, select the content tab and click on the insert widget button.

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After you have configured and inserted the widget, don’t forget to also save the page and refresh the page cache if necessary.

STEP 2: Add a new Block

Blocs can be used to separate different categories of your products when featuring them on your home page. To create a new block you will need to navigate to Content>Blocks.

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Let us add a new block by clicking on the Add New Block button and again you will have to configure the new element.

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From the options you have, the most important is the identifier as it can be used later for implementing this block into a page via the code of the page. When you are done, click on the A Save BlockA button to create the block.

STEP 3: Add a new Widget

To access the widget management page you will need to navigate to Content>Widgets from your admin dashboard.

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Now you will need to click on the Add Widget button.

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Now you will need to select the type of widget and theme for it. Click on the Continue button to proceed to the storefront settings.

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Now you can set a Title and Store View for the widget while the Type and Theme are now locked and grayed out from editing.

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You can also select a layout for the widget as shown on the storefront.

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Congratulations, you can now fully manage your Store’s content using the Magento 2 CMS.