I want to define some static blocks in the header and footer of my theme but I don't want to define css for their responsiveness.

Can I define static blocks, managed by magento admin panel for my front-end theme without damaging responsiveness of theme template?

This is my header

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here i have add this static block (Get 30-40% off on over 1,50,00 style). I want to edit this block by admin panel without defining responsive css.

  • Design depends on kind of content you are giving in static block.So the need of css. Can you share more info. Oct 5, 2017 at 8:54
  • need to define simple blocks like these..do i need to define css Oct 5, 2017 at 9:08

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Static blocks have nothing to do with CSS or responsiveness, all they do is render the contents of the respective static block.

To load a static block you have a few options:


<block class="Magento\Cms\Block\Block" name="footer.links.block" as="footerLinksBlock">
        <argument name="block_id" xsi:type="string">block_identifier</argument>

Via Template

<?php echo $block->getLayout()->createBlock('Magento\Cms\Block\Block')->setBlockId('block_identifier')->toHtml();?>

Via CMS page or another static block

{{block class="Magento\Cms\Block\Block" block_id="block_identifier"}}
  • but content of the newly defined block don't adjust according to screen size (mobile view, desktop view) Oct 5, 2017 at 9:24
  • Nope, you need to write your own CSS for that. Static blocks do not have any responsive functionality, it literally renders whatever you add to your static block.
    – Ben Crook
    Oct 5, 2017 at 9:53

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