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How to Reference a CMS block in Magento 2

As you now, we use blocks to display information such as images, text, embedded video, or dynamic information from widgets on any position of a page. It is quite easy for all of you to create a CMS block in the backend within some configurations. 

In case you want to add a CMS block in the admin into a position of a page or multiple pages, it is necessary to use reference a CMS block. 

DON’T FORGET Reference container in Magento 2 to change the page structure conveniently!

By using Magento/Cms/Block/Block class with “block_id” arguments, a CMS block can be placed in the layout. 

Take an example: Create a static block and add it to the top of the page footer.

Step 1: Create a static block as footer_top in the admin.


Step 2: Use <referenceContainer> to insert this block into page footer. You need to add the following content into the theme extend: 

<referenceContainer name="footer">
<block class="Magento\Cms\Block\Block" name="footer_top" before="-">
            <argument name="block_id" xsi:type="string">footer_top</argument>

Step 3: Clear cache and check the results.

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