Block public (direct) access to static blocks

This topic has 4 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 2 years ago ago by Olga Barlow

  • Avatar: Bas_Kling
    Bas Kling
    February 20, 2022 at 23:28

    Users now have public access to static blocks. This shouldn’t be.
    Please see private area for example page: both static block and web page have almost identical URL, so visitors coming back and punching in the location could get redirected to the static block.

    Not so much a feature request as it is a request to fix an issue, but since this is new, I decided to post both here and as feature request

    Please, contact administrator
    for this information.
    3 Answers
    Avatar: Olga Barlow
    Olga Barlow
    Support staff
    February 21, 2022 at 17:14


    We don’t have option to hide the static blocks. Anyway, you can change the static block slug to make it different to be sure that you avoid that situation.


    Avatar: Niddy
    February 21, 2022 at 17:50

    I found the same issue so I installed a redirection plug-in and then easily redirect all the block pages (and headers / footers) to the homepage or elsewhere.

    It’s good for the /product/ -> /product-category/ issue too. If someone tries to update the url on a product page by removing the product slug leaving category – it leads to a 404. So I redirect those properly too. Example

    Change /product/beanies/product-demo1/
    To /product-category/beanies/

    Here’s the free plug-in I use. It’s compatible with the theme –

    Avatar: Olga Barlow
    Olga Barlow
    Support staff
    February 22, 2022 at 22:25

    Hello, @Niddy

    Thank you for sharing this solution! Really appreciate that.


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