Slots: Reference Information
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This topic contains the reference information you need to know when working with Slots in the Content Management > Slots section.

Overview of Slots

In the List of Templates section of the Overview of Slots page, you see the following:

Attribute Description
ID Sequence number.
Name Alphabetic identifier of the template fetched from database.
Description Description of the template fetched from the database.
Number of Slots Number of slots in this template.

In this section, you can:

  • Sort templates by ID and Name.
  • Filter templates by ID, Name and Description.
  • Filter slots displayed in the List of Slots for [name] Template section by templates.

In the List of Slots for [name] Template section of the Overview of Slots page, you see the following:

Attribute Description
ID Sequence number.
Name Alphabetic identifier of the slot fetched from database.
Description Description of the slot fetched from the database.
Content Provider Source from which Slot Widget fetches content for this slot.
Status Slot status that can be active (visible in the store page) or inactive (invisible in the store page).
Actions Set of actions that can be performed with a Slot.
Content Provider

This column is displayed only when a project has more than one content provider.

Status

By default, all the slots have the Active status.

In this section, you can:

  • Sort slots by ID, Name, Content Provider and Status.
  • Filter slots by ID, Name, Description and Content Provider.
  • Filter CMS blocks displayed in the List of assigned Blocks for [name] Slot section by slots.
Info

The search only applies to the slots displayed for the chosen template from the List of Templates.

In the List of assigned Blocks for [name] Slot section of the Overview of Slots page, you see the following:

Info

Apart from the ID and Actions, the attributes described below depend on the CMS block settings defined in Content Management > Blocks. See CMS Block: Reference Information to learn about them.

Attribute Description
ID Sequence number.
Name Alphabetic identifier of the CMS block.
Valid From (Included) and Valid To (Excluded) Set of dates defining the time period of an active CMS block being visible in the store.
Status CMS block status that can be active (visible in the store page) or inactive (invisible on the store page).
Stores Store locale for which the block is available.
Actions Set of actions that can be performed with a CMS block.
Info

The attributes described below depend on the page type to which the template with the selected CMS block is applied - Product, Category or CMS page.
The Product Pages per Category is only displayed when you are defining the visibility conditions of a CMS block belonging to a slot of a Product page template.

Attribute Description
All [page type] Pages Radio button defining that the CMS block is displayed on all the [page type] pages to which the corresponding template is applied.
Specific [page type] Pages Radio button defining that the CMS block is displayed only on the pages selected in the [page type] Pages and/or Product Pages per Category fields.
[page type] Pages Drop-down menu in which you can select specific pages that are to display the selected CMS block.
Product Pages per Category Drop-down menu in which you can select categories The CMS block is displayed on the products pages belonging to the selected categories.

In this section, you can assign CMS blocks to slots and select the pages in which a selected CMS block is to be displayed.

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