I am able to create CMS Static Block from admin and display it on the homepage, but is there a way to do it programmatically so I can create custom widgets(basically custom HTML/CSS) and display it on the homepage? What's the best way to go about displaying Custom HTML/CSS on the homepage programmatically? Or is modifying the Content in Content>Pages>Home Page is the only way?

  • you can create block programmatically find here or this one, let me find to assign it into the homepage
    – Hitesh
    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:47
  • try this one, it maybe solve your problem, I think you just need to get first cms page content and after that update to it.
    – Hitesh
    Oct 25, 2018 at 5:51

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Create InstallData.php file at /app/code/VendorName/ModuleName/Setup/InstallData.php


namespace VendorName\ModuleName\Setup;

use Magento\Cms\Model\BlockFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\InstallDataInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleContextInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Setup\ModuleDataSetupInterface;

class InstallData implements InstallDataInterface
    private $blockFactory;

    public function __construct(BlockFactory $blockFactory)
        $this->blockFactory = $blockFactory;

    public function install(ModuleDataSetupInterface $setup, ModuleContextInterface $context)
        $cmsBlockData = [
            'title' => 'Custom CMS Block',
            'identifier' => 'custom_cms_block',
            'content' => "<h1>Your content added here</h1>",
            'is_active' => 1,
            'stores' => [0],
            'sort_order' => 0


Then, remove your module value from setup_module table and related table also. Now, execute this below command.

php bin/magento s:up
php bin/magento s:s:d -f or php bin/magento s:s:d
php bin/magento c:c

Then, go to admin -> Content -> Blocks and find your static block will be created. Now, add your changes if you need.

Hope, it will helpful for you.

  • In the content part- 'content' => "<h1>Your content added here</h1>", can I call another phtml file so the contents of that phtml file gets displayed? Or should I write my entire html/CSS/JS in InstallData.php file? Oct 25, 2018 at 6:06
  • Yes. You can add phtml like this 'content' => "<p>{{block class="VendorName\ModuleName\Block\BlockFileName" template="VendorName_ModuleName::yourphtml.phtml"}}</p>" Oct 25, 2018 at 6:10

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