Smart Blocks are chunks of content that you can put anywhere on a page or post or in a sidebar. They have a WYSIWYG editor to make it easier for you to add formatting to your content.
Smart Blocks are useful for when you have snippets of text that needs to appear multiple places on your site but you don’t want to have to remember all the places that information appears when it comes time to edit it.
For example, if you create a Smart Block listing your staff and put the content on a page (via shortcode); if someone leaves or joins your staff, all you have to edit is the Smart Block — you don’t have to remember all the places the content appears.
Create a Smart Block
To create a Smart Block:
Select Smart Blocks → ‘Add New’.
Create your content
At the top of the window obtain the Smart Block ID from the URL. It will be in the following format: . . . post=ID-number . . .