It’s common to repeat certain content — such as navigation bars, blocks containing your business contact information, event announcements or promotional items — across several of your pages. With global blocks, you can use a block on multiple pages and, when you need to make an edit, your changes will be made in all locations.

Here are a few common global block types that might be useful for you:

  1. Branded headers/footers
  2. Social proof (customer testimonials or online reviews)
  3. Pricing options
  4. Coupon offers
  5. Event details
  6. Contact information
  7. Social media icons
  8. Your bio/credentials
  9. Images or logos

For example, below are header and footer global blocks that could be included on several pages.

Example Header

Example Footer

Global blocks use the same drag and drop editor as any other block on your page, but they do have a few different options when editing and publishing.

To add

Adding global blocks is the same as adding any other block. The only difference is you’ll select “global blocks” from the left sidebar after clicking “add block.”

  • Click Add new blockGlobal blocks.
  • Choose to either build your own block (either from scratch or using our pre-designed blocks) or add an existing global block.

To edit

When you edit global blocks, you’ll see that the top bar is simplified with only the options that relate to blocks.

  • Hover over your global block and click Edit Global Block.
  • Name your block in the top left corner.
  • Edit the block as you would normal page blocks.

To save

If you aren’t ready to update every instance of your global blocks, you can still edit them and save your changes in the editor. The next time that you edit your block, your changes will still be there but not added to the pages where your blocks live.

  1. Click Saveback buttonnot now.

To publish

When you’re satisfied with your edits, you can update all instances of your block by publishing it.

  • Click publish. A confirmation pop up will appear and tell you how many pages will be updated. If you approve updating all the listed pages, click publish at the bottom of the pop up.
  • Click back button to return to your page editor.

To convert existing blocks

You can convert any block that you’ve created on any page to be a global block. So if you’ve already created navigation bars using normal blocks, you can easily make them global.

  • Select the block you’d like to convert and click gear iconmake global block buttonconvert block.
  • Name your block in the top left corner.

To detach from global editing

When you detach a global block from the page, that instance of your block stays on your page, but it’s detached from global editing. This is ideal if you need one page with a slightly different navigation bar or footer.

  1. Hover over your global block and click Detach Global BlockDetach Block.

To remove

When you remove a global block from your page, you can choose to remove the block from only the page you are editing or from all pages it is placed on.

  1. Hover over your global block and click Trash Icon (which appears on the right edge of the block), click which page(s) you would like to remove the block from, then click Remove Block.

To delete

Deleting a global block will remove it from your library and all pages where it’s placed.

  • Click Global blocks → trash icon.
  • Type “DELETE” then click Delete Block.

To see all locations

If you would like to make sure that you’ve put your global blocks on every page you need them, you can pull up a list of every page that has your block on it.

  • From your global block editor click View block pages.
  • You’ll see a pop up that lists the name of every page that has your global block on it. Click the page name, and the editor of that page will open in a new tab.