Blocks are discreet sections of content that can be created and configured in the admin interface. Custom blocks can be created and are typically made up of text, graphics and pictures. The content in these blocks may be formatted individually or inherit the site formatting. Blocks may also be part of a modules display output. The blocks administration page is where all blocks are configured and administered.
Blocks are like a newspapers' front page: they are teasers that incite readers to read more complete stories in the inside pages. Blocks offer small bits of dynamic content with links to the actual content stored in the module. They are often used to place HTML content, banners or pictures, and the site administrators can easily create their own blocks with the "custom block" feature.
Publisher has following 11 Blocks available to use:
Here you can see a overview of the individual Blocks:
Recent items List
List of Recent Articles
Recent items (Detail)
Recent Items in more detail
In the Spotlight!
Shows the articles currently in the "Spotlight". You can define the criterio to be in the Spotlight
Categories Menu block
This is the Menu block showing Categories
Latest uploaded files
Shows latest uploaded files that have been added to articles
Articles from date to date
Allows to select Articles from a given time between two dates
Shows the latest News from Publisher
A private search block for Publsher items
Category items select
You can select here articles from a particular Category
Let's go and discuss them now in detail: