Magento 2.1.x. How to Create CMS Block and Widget

Here you can find the instructions on how to create CMS block and Widget.

In order to add CMS block and Widget to the page, perform the following steps:

  • Login to your Magento Admin Panel.

How to create CMS blocks

  • Navigate to Content > Blocks section.
  • Click Add block button on the right.
  • Enter the name, identifier, choose the  Store view where you want the static block to display and enter the content of the static block (Full HTML support is provided).

Example of the Footer column content block:

  • Save the block.
See the tutorial on How to add CMS Static Block.

How to create Widgets

  • Navigate to Content > Widgets
  • Click on the Add widget button.
  • Select the type of the widget and theme. Click on the Continue button.
  • After that, you can set a Title and Store View for the widget.
  • You can also select a layout for the widget. Click on a Save button.
See the tutorial on How to add new Widget.