All About Blocks

The following pages explain how to create and work with different types of Drupal blocks.  Most of this section deals with traditional block placements, known in Drupal 10 as "reusable blocks".  For information on blocks created within Layout Builder layouts, please see the Official Theme website.

Block Sub-Topcs

Addding Design Elements to Drupal 7 Blocks with "Styles"

If your site is using the Drupal 7 GT Theme, and has had the custom Georgia Tech Page Layouts package installed, then when adding a new block, or editing an existing block, you can make your blocks look fancier than a standard Drupal block.  This is done by selecting a custom style via the checkboxes under the "STYLING" section at the bottom of any block configuration page.  The available styles are:

Block Layouts and Widths in Drupal 7

If you have access to manage blocks on your Drupal site, the following tips and tricks may help you achieve better positioning of your blocks.

Automatic Re-Sizing and Regions

Blocks that are placed within the main content regions of a horizontal, vertical or multipurpose page (only available if you have installed the custom Georgia Tech Content Types package) will automatically resize, based on number of blocks in that region. Regions whose blocks behave this way include: