Blocks are used throughout the site to display various types of content.

There are essentially two types of blocks: Smart blocks, and custom blocks.

  • Smart blocks: these cannot be directly edited and display content from other areas of the site. For example, the "featured events" block can be used to display events that are both "featured" and "public".  The "buzz" blocks can be used to display buzz items for all ensembles, or using the buzz for one ensemble block will display only the buzz for the ensemble page that it's on.
  • Custom blocks: these are directly editable and can be used to display custom text and images.