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Creating a Block

Every page needs its first building block

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Written by Justin Yan
Updated over a week ago

Blocks are the "meat-and-potatoes" of your Frontly app. They make up the foundational structure of all your pages, and display content you need to your users. With a little bit of understanding of each block's core features and functions, you'll be able to share your data and collect your user inputs in little no time. Start building your app up by placing your first few blocks with these steps below!


Adding a Block

After creating your page, look to the header inside your page to choose from one of the many feature block options or click on the three dots (...) to view even more of them.

Choose from many more options from this modal based on your page needs. Blocks are grouped into different types to simplify each of their key functions.


Overview of Primary Block Functions

Creating a block will introduce a whole suite of settings and options for you to customize. Here is a high level overview of all the clickable functions you see below:

  1. Page: Clicking this transitions you out of the individual block settings and into the settings of your specific page.

  2. The label of the block you are editing. Modifiable through the Basics tab.

  3. Permanently deletes the block you're editing. Think twice before you do it!

  4. Depending on the block selected, this Basics tab enables you to configure the its basic settings. Selecting your spreadsheet, modifying labels, adjusting fields and styling options are located here.

  5. The Filters tab is only available only to specific Data Display blocks (Table, Kanban, Calendar, Table, Chart, Map). This tab enables you to set Visible or Hidden filters to your specifications. Additionally, the option to disable the block's search bar can be found here.

  6. Advanced tab options also vary depending on the block but pertain to User Groups Permissions, and Create, Edit and Delete Record Permissions as well.


Additional Resources

Click here to view our entire collection of Block articles.

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