adding a custom block designed in admin to left or right column

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Post By: admin | 26-01-2012 06:35 Reply

 

Is there any way in magento that i can create a custom block from admin by going to CMS- Static block and the to display it on the right or left page.
I understand that if I want ithe custom block inside the content then I enter this code in content page
{{block type="cms/block" block_id="your_block_id"}}
But this would display it on the bottom of the content or anyway mixed with the content.

I would like to know if there is a way to add a particular custom block on left or right using just admin section of magento.
All the posts I read are involving editing the xml and phtml files, but it is absurd that there is no other way to do this - other scripts let you place placeholders in template files and use those placeholders to add blocks of content.

Look forward your answers.

 

Hi octavc
On each CMS page,go to tab design.
Under Custom design,insert your block here.
<reference name="your_left_or_right">
<block type="cms/block" name="cms_any_name" before="-">
<action method="setBlockId"><block_id>your_block_id</block_id></action>
</block>
</reference>
goodluck.

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