Xstore builders vs static blocks : Do not understand difference.

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  • Avatar: Gbp
    January 5, 2024 at 11:52

    hi, I have Xstore, amazing theme !
    I do know elementor from before but I do no understand the way those 2 ways to create pages used.
    Xstore builders : possible to create footers, headers and other content, possible to use prebuilt
    Static blocks : also same !!

    please, help to understand which one to use for creating my site.


    6 Answers
    Avatar: Tony Rodriguez
    Tony Rodriguez
    Support staff
    January 5, 2024 at 13:33

    Hello, @Gbp,

    Thank you so much for purchasing our theme and contacting our support center.

    For guidance on utilizing static blocks within our theme, we kindly direct you to our comprehensive documentation available at the following link: [Static Blocks Documentation](https://xstore.helpscoutdocs.com/article/47-static-blocks

    Additionally, for information on getting started with XStore builders, please refer to the resource provided here: [XStore Builders – Getting Started](https://xstore.helpscoutdocs.com/article/183-xstore-builders-getting-started

    Feel free to employ these tools in accordance with your specific needs.

    Best regards,
    The 8Theme Support Team

    Avatar: Gbp
    January 6, 2024 at 14:03

    Hi, thank you for your response !

    I already did read both pages and watch some videos and read again.

    and because I didn’t get it clearly, I did prefer to ask, because it is important to understand best how to do things, I need the understand the difference between both ways.

    thank you for helping.

    best regards

    Avatar: Tony Rodriguez
    Tony Rodriguez
    Support staff
    January 6, 2024 at 14:22

    Hello, @Gbp,

    Thank you for your response.

    You’re using the Xstore theme, which offers both a built-in builder (XStore builders) and static blocks for creating various elements on your site. Let’s break down the differences between these two approaches:

    XStore Builders:

    These are likely integrated page builders specific to the Xstore theme.

    XStore builders often provide a more comprehensive page-building experience, allowing you to create entire pages, including headers, footers, Product archive, Single product page, and various content sections.

    They may offer a range of pre-built templates and elements that you can use to customize your pages quickly.

    This method is suitable for creating complete pages and layouts for your website.

    Static Blocks:

    Static blocks are smaller reusable content blocks that you can insert into different parts of your site, such as sidebars, footers, or individual pages.

    They are usually smaller components or sections rather than entire pages.

    Static blocks are handy for creating specific elements that you want to use across multiple pages, like a promotional banner, a subscription form, or a testimonial section.

    Which to Use:

    Use XStore Builders when you want to create entire pages, including headers, footers, and various content sections. This is ideal for designing the overall layout and structure of your website.

    Use Static Blocks when you have specific content or elements that you want to reuse across different parts of your site. For example, if you have a promotional banner or a newsletter sign-up form that you want to display consistently, you can create a static block for it.

    In summary, the XStore builders are more suitable for designing complete pages, while static blocks are useful for managing reusable content elements. Depending on your needs, you might find yourself using both approaches to create a cohesive and well-designed website.

    If you have specific questions about using either method within the Xstore theme, it’s recommended to refer to the theme’s documentation or our support team resources for more detailed guidance.

    Best regards,
    The 8Theme Team.

    Avatar: Gbp
    January 8, 2024 at 10:13

    Thank you this is very helpful.
    I guess, I can insert static blocks into XStore Builders !
    Why not !?

    I will start with Builders.


    Avatar: Gbp
    January 8, 2024 at 10:25

    I see in the XStore builders, the standard wp page or category or shop page to be designed.

    Also, on my staging I create a page from a demo, and I wish to export it to my production site.

    is there a way to do so ?
    thank you

    best regards

    Avatar: Tony Rodriguez
    Tony Rodriguez
    Support staff
    January 8, 2024 at 12:23

    Hello, @Gbp,

    1) Thank you for reaching out to us with your inquiry regarding the design of standard WordPress pages, categories, and shop pages within the XStore builders. We appreciate your interest in optimizing your online store with our theme.

    To assist you in creating and customizing these pages effectively, we have comprehensive documentation available for the XStore Shop Page Builder. This documentation is a valuable resource that provides step-by-step instructions and insights into utilizing the builder’s features to achieve the desired design for your pages.

    You can access the documentation by following this link:https://xstore.helpscoutdocs.com/article/191-xstore-products-archive-builder-with-elementor

    2) Thank you for reaching out with your inquiry about transferring a page from your staging environment to your production site. We understand the importance of a seamless transition between the two, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

    To export a page from your staging site and import it into your production site, you can utilize the built-in Import and Export functionality in WordPress. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

    On your Staging Site:

    a)Navigate to the WordPress dashboard.
    b)Go to “Tools” and select “Export.”
    c)Choose “All content” or “Pages” to export the specific page.
    d)Click on the “Download Export File” button to save the XML file to your computer.

    On your Production Site:

    a)Navigate to the WordPress dashboard.
    b)Go to “Tools” and select “Import.”
    c)Install the “WordPress” importer if you haven’t already.
    d)Upload the previously exported XML file.
    e)Assign authors to the imported content if needed.
    f)Click on the “Submit” button to import the content.

    Please refer to the attached visual reference in the provided image link:https://imgur.com/a/tsB6IsX

    This process will effectively transfer the selected page from your staging environment to your production site.

    Kind Regards,
    8theme team

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