Add CSS class to {{block type="cms/block" block_id="my_block1"}}

This now outputs as html here, but I see widget block add a DIV tag around it with a CSS ID.

Question: How can we add a tag around block type="cms/block" and echo some css class like the BlockId()

<div class="cms-block my_block1">html here</div> where my_block1 is the block id

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You cannot do that unless you want to overwrite template for it. Widget block and a DIV tag you are seeing are coming from default widget handler.

If all you want to add css class then how about this way? Wrapping with div?

<div class="cms-block my_block1">{{block type="cms/block" block_id="my_block1"}}</div>

Hope this helps.


Check template file called template/cms/widget/static_block/default.phtml. This file is responsible for that DIV.

  • Yes this would work. Just find it strange that widget adds the div and block does not. Wondering where to override cms block to show same behavior
    – snh_nl
    Commented Feb 1, 2017 at 19:12
  • See my updated answer. Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 6:09

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