Here are samples of the blocks and other graphic elements that are currently supported on the Healthline Post publishing platform. Open this article in Post to learn how to implement a given block.
To give yourself an easy way to open any article you’re looking at directly in Post, place your cursor in the hyperlinked text below and hold it, then drag it into your bookmarks bar. (Note: If you’re just taken to All Posts, the article might be in Drupal.)
The image block is sometimes called a full width image (shown below) or a body image in editorial.
It can be placed anywhere in the article body.
One specific use case is when it’s placed above the first line of text — then it’s called a “header image.” Below is an example of what might be called a full width image or a header image.
You can also left- or right-align an image.
Select the desired alignment in the “change alignment” selector for the image block. Then, with the image block still selected, go to the right-hand nav and choose 50% under Image Dimensions.
The General Standout block is Healthline’s all-purpose, go-to block. It can contain just about every other kind of block Post has. A few examples are below.
General Standout heading
General Standout blocks are very useful for the common need for a graphic element that can contain many other block types: headings, paragraphs, lists, even images (see below).
- List item 1
- List item 2
- List item 3
Exercising your corgi
When your corgi needs exercise, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
- Ensure they are well fed and hydrated before starting the session.
- Give them a full body massage beforehand and plan to repeat after.
- Keep plenty of bacon treats on hand to ensure they have a positive association with exercise.
- Limit sessions to 5 minutes.
NOTE: For the time being, use General Standout for quotes. Do NOT use Quote Block, even though it might be available in the menu. It will be deprecated.
The use cases for Quote Block are very similar to those for General Standout. Here is an example from Healthline’s sampler.
Probiotics and upset tummy
Sometimes an upset stomach can be caused by dysbiosis, an imbalance in the type or number of bacteria in your gut. Eating foods rich in probiotics, the bacteria that are good for your gut, may help correct this imbalance and reduce symptoms of gas, bloating or irregular bowel movements. Probiotic-containing foods that benefit gut health include:
NOTE: Do not use the block called “Pullquote” if you need to include an attribution (the attribution field doesn’t display.).
Body text here…and if you want to add an attribution, simply insert another Paragraph block below this one. You can try playing with alignment too. For example, the following attribution is center-aligned.
– Maggie Brown
- Ordered or unordered lists are also an option in the Quote Block.
Note: If no attribution is included (e.g. “Questioner’s name here”), the emdash will still display in the live article.
Question is here
Why are fish so easy to weigh?Questioner’s name here
Answer is here
Because they have their own scales.Answerer’s name hereAnswers represent the opinions of our medical experts. All content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice.
The Pro/Con block was originally designed to summarize the positives and negatives of a treatment, practice, supplement, medication, etc. The Pro/Con block can be used with both a Pro and a Con, only a Pro, or only a Con. In any case, the Pro title will show up live with a check mark next to it, and the Con title will have an X next to it.
If you have only one or the other, or don’t want the check-mark or X, you should use a General Standout block or a List block.
NEW: There are a few quirks involved in adding a Pro-Con block correctly. Check out this 2-minute video for the process.
Pros of eating coffee beans
- They contain antioxidants: Coffee beans contain chlorogenic acids, which may help prevent heart disease.
- They are high in fiber.
- They pack a big caffeine punch.
Cons of eating coffee beans
- Coffee beans can cause heartburn in those who are sensitive to acidic foods.
- They may increase the production of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol.
- They can have a marked laxative effect in some people.
List block is used to input either bulleted or numbered lists. A List block can work well preceded by a heading, too.
This is a bulleted list after an H3 heading
- stomach pain
This is a numbered list after an H3 heading
- Pick up your book.
- Turn to the third page.
- Tell me what it says.
Currently Slideshows are most often used for images of medical conditions, and are sometimes hidden behind a “graphic warning” slide (activated via ticking a box while in the Slideshow block – see below). Do not try to use the Gallery block.
Table with both column and row headers:
|Column header 1||Column header 2|
|Row header 1||Tables can have linked content||They can have certain Unicode symbols such as ✓|
|Row header 2||HTML lists are not currently supported||• …but you can use dashes or Unicode symbols|
Table without top or left headers:
|Harry||I took||care||of it|
|We got no food||we got no jobs||our pets’ heads||are falling off!|
|Someplace green||someplace warm||a place where||the beer flows|
|like wine, where||beautiful people instinctively flock||like the salmon||of Capistrano|
To embed videos produced by Healthline, use the item called simply “JWPlayer” that is in the Widget section of the block menu. Don’t use the “JWPlayer Video” block that’s in Reusable Blocks.
NOTE: Instagram embeds are currently not supported because of a change Facebook (the owner of IG) made to permissions. Restoring this functionality is on the Post team’s 2021 roadmap.