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Dynamic Data

Streamline your content creation workflow with the Blocksy Dynamic Data block. This powerful tool allows you to effortlessly incorporate data from a variety of sources directly within the Gutenberg editor, unlocking new possibilities for both archive and singular page layouts.

The Dynamic Data block shines brightest when paired with our Content Block archive and singular templates.

You can design and build customised layouts for archive pages and singular content, by seamlessly pulling in data from sources such as:

Core Meta Data Fields

  • Title – Effortlessly integrate the post title data point to display the title of your pages or posts, providing clear and concise headings for your visitors.
  • Except – Utilise the excerpt data point to showcase snippets of your content, enticing users to delve deeper into your articles or blog posts.
  • Post Date – Integrate the post date data point to display the published date of your pages or posts, keeping your content fresh and relevant.
  • Comments – Incorporate the comments data point to showcase the number of comments a piece of content has received, fostering social proof and encouraging user engagement.
  • Author – Attribute authorship by displaying the author data point, highlighting the creators of your content.
  • Author Avatar – Integrate the author avatar data point to display the profile picture of your content’s author, adding a personal touch.
  • Featured Image – Enrich your layout with the featured image data point, showcasing the visual centrepiece of your pages or posts.
  • Terms – Leverage the terms data point to display taxonomy terms such as categories or tags, aiding in better content organization and user navigation.

WooCommerce Fields

For those utilising WooCommerce, the Dynamic Data block unlocks a treasure trove of product-specific data points:

  • Price – Display the product price data point, ensuring your customers are fully informed about product costs.
  • Rating – Showcase the product rating data point, leveraging the power of social proof by displaying the aggregate star rating of your products.
  • Stock Status – Integrate the stock status data point to keep users informed about product availability (in stock or out of stock).
  • SKU – Utilise the SKU data point to display the unique product identifier (SKU number) for easy reference.
  • Brands – Incorporate the product brand data point (if applicable) to showcase the brand categorisation of your products, allowing for better product filtering and navigation.

Custom Fields

Upgrading to Blocksy Pro (Professional or Agency package) unlocks a world of possibilities for dynamic content creation. The Dynamic Data block gains support for popular dynamic content plugins, including:

  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • MetaBox
  • Pods
  • Toolset
  • Jet Engine

Additional integration with the Advanced Posts block

The Dynamic Data block and Advanced Posts block form a strategic partnership within the Blocksy ecosystem, enabling the construction of highly customised post query loops throughout your website.

Integration with any block that creates a standard posts query loop

The Dynamic Data block transcends the limitations of specific integrations, extending its reach to seamlessly collaborate with virtually any block that generates a post query loop. This empowers you to unlock dynamic content potential within a multitude of layouts and contexts, regardless of the specific block utilized.

  • Embed the Dynamic Data block: Simply place the block within the desired template of your chosen post query loop block.
  • Leverage Dynamic Data: The block automatically detects available data points, allowing you to effortlessly incorporate them into your layout.

WooCommerce products block support

The Dynamic Data block expands its versatility by seamlessly integrating with WooCommerce’s new Products block. This empowers you to elevate your product presentations by replacing the built-in sub-blocks with dynamic elements, unlocking a wealth of customisation possibilities.

In addition to the standard fields that the block can normally pull in, for WooCommerce loops it can also showcase essential product details like price, rating, SKU number, and stock status directly within your layouts.

Benefits for efficient content management

  • Eliminate manual updates: Dynamic data population ensures your layouts always reflect the latest content.
  • Simplified workflow: Design templates visually, streamlining your workflow and minimizing reliance on multiple plugins.
  • Unleash your creativity: Explore endless design possibilities with flexible data integration at your fingertips.
  • Reduced Reliance on Multiple Plugins: Design layouts visually within the Gutenberg editor, minimising the need for separate plugins and streamlining your workflow.
Short demo video of the Dynamic Data block.

Granular Controls

Content controls

  • Data Source Flexibility: Select the desired content elements for display – titles, excerpts, post dates, comments, taxonomies, author information, featured images, and even custom fields supported by our integrated plugins.
  • Contextual Customization: Activate context-specific options based on the chosen source. For instance, transform post titles into actionable links or modify excerpt length to achieve optimal information density.

Before, after & fallback fields

  • Enhanced Presentation: Infuse your block with visual finesse by incorporating optional content before or after the primary data source.
  • Custom Field Placeholders: When using custom fields, leverage the fallback field to gracefully handle situations where specific post data is absent.

Working with custom fields and Content Blocks

When creating a Content Block and planning to utilise custom fields, you might need to leverage the Blocksy post preview feature. This allows you to preview a specific post containing the desired custom fields. Doing so should automatically populate the “content source” pane with all available custom fields associated with that post.

Working with Custom Fields in Content Blocks.
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