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Block Editable

General

The block element is an iterating component which is really powerful. Basically a block is only a loop, but you can use other editables within this loop, so it's possible to repeat a set of editables to create structured content (eg. a link list, or a image gallery). The items in the loop as well as their order can be defined by the editor with the block controls provided in the editmode.

Configuration

Name Type Description
limit integer Max. amount of iterations.
reload bool Reload editmode on add, move or remove (default=false)
default integer If block is empty, this specifies the iterations at startup.
manual bool Forces the manual mode, which enables a complete custom HTML implementation for blocks, for example using <table> elements
class string A CSS class that is added to the surrounding container of this element in editmode

Methods

Name Return Description
isEmpty() bool Whether the editable is empty or not.
getCount() int Get the total amount of iterations.
getCurrent() int Get the current index while looping.
getElements() array Return a array for every loop to access the defined children.

The Block Controls

Control Operation
+ Add a new block at the current position.
- Remove the current block.
up and down Move Block up and down.

Basic Usage

{% for i in pimcore_block('contentblock').iterator %}
    <h2>{{ pimcore_input('subline') }}</h2>
    {{ pimcore_wysiwyg('content') }}
{% endfor %}

The result in editmode should looks like to following: Block in editmode

And in the frontend of the application: Block in the frontend

Advanced Usage

Example for getCurrent()

{% set myBlock = pimcore_block('contentblock') %}
{% for i in myBlock.iterator %}
    {% if myBlock.current > 0 %}
        Insert this line only after the first iteration<br />
        <br />
    {% endif %}
    <h2>{{ pimcore_input('subline') }}</h2>
{% endfor %}

Using Manual Mode

The manual mode offers you the possibility to deal with block the way you like, this is for example useful with tables:

{% set block = pimcore_block('gridblock', {'manual' : true, 'limit' : 6}).start() %}
<table>
    <tr>
        {% for b in block.iterator %}
            {% do block.blockConstruct() %}
              <td customAttribute="{{ pimcore_input("myInput").getData() }}">
                    {% do block.blockStart() %}
                        <div style="width:200px; height:200px;border:1px solid black;">
                            {{ pimcore_input("myInput") }}
                        </div>
                    {% do block.blockEnd() %}
                </td>
            {% do block.blockDestruct() %}
        {% endfor %}
    </tr>
</table>
{% do block.end() %}

Using Manual Mode with custom button position

If you want to wrap buttons in a div or change the Position.

{% set block = pimcore_block("gridblock", {"manual": true}).start() %}
<table>
    <tr>
        {% for b in block.iterator %}
            {% do block.blockConstruct() %}
                <td customAttribute="{{ pimcore_input("myInput").data }}">
                    {% do block.blockStart() %}
                        <div style="background-color: #fc0; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 5px; border: 1px solid black;">
                            {% do block.blockControls() %}
                        </div>
                        <div style="width:200px; height:200px;border:1px solid black;">
                            {{ pimcore_input("myInput") }}
                        </div>
                    {% do block.blockEnd() %}
                </td>
            {% do block.blockDestruct() %}
        {% endfor %}
    </tr>
</table>
{% do block.end() %}

Accessing Data Within a Block Element

Bricks and structure refer to the CMS demo (content/default template).


{# load document #}
{% set document = pimcore_document_by_path('/en/More-Stuff/Developers-Corner/Galleries') %}

{# get the first picture from the first "gallery-carousel" brick #}
{% set image = document.getEditable('content').getElement('gallery-single-images')[5].getBlock('gallery').getElements()[0].getImage('image') %}

{{ dump(document.getEditable('content').getElement('gallery-single-images')) }}
{{ dump(image.getSrc()) }}