CMS Glossary: Block

This blog post provides perspective on the term block as it is used in content management systems, specifically the Contentstack SaaS headless CMS. This post is a member of the following glossary:

A block is a group of fields. A content type can define a block structure as a flat list of simple fields. A block based on a content type that defines Title and Description fields may appear as follows.

  title: "My Title",
  description: "My Description"

In Contentstack, group fields, global fields, and individual blocks within modular blocks fields also define block structures.

Group fields are collections of fields in a content type, where that group can be a flat list of fields or a further nested field structure. Global fields are like group fields that are reusable between content types. Modular blocks fields allow much more flexible block structures within a single field value.

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