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Kirby 3.6.0

Block models

Block models are registered with the blockModels extension.

Block models extend Kirby's default Kirby\Cms\Block object. Methods that you define in a block model are available everywhere in Kirby where you work with a block of the extended type.

Creating a custom block model

/site/plugins/block-models/index.php
use Kirby\Cms\Block;

class HeadingBlock extends Block
{
    public function toHtml(): string
    {
        return '<h1>Custom HTML for headings</h1>';
    }
}

Kirby::plugin('my/blockModels', [
    'blockModels' => [
        'heading' => HeadingBlock::class
    ]
]);

Overwriting the default block class

You can also overwrite the default Kirby\Cms\Block model with a custom class.

/site/plugins/block-models/index.php
use Kirby\Cms\Block;

class DefaultBlock extends Block
{
    public function id(): string
    {
        return 'block-' . parent::id();
    }
}

Kirby::plugin('my/blockModels', [
    'blockModels' => [
        'Kirby\\Cms\\Block' => DefaultBlock::class,
    ]
]);