After reading this article you’ll know how to:
Check the statuses of your blocks
Release and unpublish blocks
Manage the visibility of your blocks
After creating a block of your own, it’s time to get it released to be used in other applications, but besides that, you have to be aware of other settings you might want to use in order to manage and maintain them. For example, when you add a feature to your block, it needs some management to get it to work properly. These are the topics we are going to cover in this article. Let’s get started!
Settings and statuses
Note: Before we started, it’s important to mention that for this example we will take the same block created in Sharing a data source block but by default, it will have unreleased status.
Open the block store and find the needed block. In our case, we are looking for the one called Swagger API Petstore. It is unreleased (that is, not shared with and visible by other builders), therefore it will be displayed as Dev Block with the status ‘Unreleased’ status. Here it is, among other blocks with the same statuses.
Click on the block and the detail page will be displayed. Let’s have a look at what it contains in terms of statuses and options.
2. Here you are always able to see the current status (Released or Unreleased) of your block and who it’s visible for.
3. Block image that could be easily changed (by pressing the pencil icon within it), or deleted. In our example, it’s a Swagger logo.
4. Block description that can be updated by clicking on the text itself.
5. Content section shows a number of elements (data sources, components, etc.) this block contains. You can add content to the existing block, continue reading to find out!
6. Lastly, below the status and visibility statuses, there is other information about the block:
Updating and adding new content to a block
While maintaining the block to keep it up to date, you might want to add some more content to it. For example, you’ve realized that some of your reusable page blocks need one more component. Let’s have a look at how it’s done via the page builder.
From now on, all organizations we shared this block with will be able to install the
That is the basic information you need to know to be able to manage your blocks. Other types of blocks (functions, data sources, and themes) are updated in a very similar way, so we recommend that you test their configuration yourselves. But in case you have any questions left, you can always contact our support department by pressing the blue dialog icon in the bottom right corner, and address them with all kinds of questions.