My Static Blocks aren't displaying in my cms pages when I add them to the content tab with

{{block type=”cms/block” block_id=”product_view_block_3”}}

BUT it's not showing. Apparently I have to add the Static Block I want to use however my Admin Interface isn't working because of a Theme I use that I have ALWAYS had issues with SO I can't get into permissions because it's just a blank screen

Responsive Admin Template by CMSMART if anyone is interested (It REALLY SUCKS) We are just waiting to upgrade to Magento 2 so we can ditch the Admin Theme WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE ... but I digress

Anyway I've found the permission list in the Database BUT I can't find the name of my static block - this would normally be added by the Magento Admin Interface SO How can I add it manually (My static block identifier is product_view_block_3) I tried 'product_view_block_3/view' but nothing happened....have I got the 'block_name' wrong?

I also tried Mage_Core_Block_Template because it displayed this name with hints switched on but again nothing happened.

2 Answers 2


It looks like problem connected with permissions. You can add permission for all cms blocks through database or admin panel.

1) through DB:

INSERT INTO `permission_block` (`block_name`, `is_allowed`) VALUES
('cms/block', 1);

2) through admin panel: System -> Permissions -> Blocks -> Add New Block -> Block Name -> cms/block

  • 'cms/block' - That's what I was looking for -Thanks!
    – Nicolas
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 12:07

I think block type is not define from admin side.

Goto " System -> Permissions -> Blocks " and add new block type.

I think this may help you.

  • Yeah I know that but as I explained - The screen <System -> Permissions -> Blocks> doesn't render because of the stupid admin theme that never works because of CM[NOT SO]SMARTs oops! programming.
    – Nicolas
    Commented Sep 22, 2017 at 12:10

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