Within the admin settings you can revert back to how Boost does blocks but by default Fordson will be similar in concept to this video:
Thanks for the nice video. However, I can not add blocks that way. Add Block-drop down menu does not add anything.
Only way to get new blocks is to switch back to Boost one column and add a block and then switch bact to thee column. -Weird?
I’m not sure, but when I was working on this same idea of adding blocks in the Aardvark Post-IT theme in discussions with both Shaun Daubney and Richard Oelmann some years ago, I discovered there was a problem with the way the blocks worked which got fixed. But then a new bug reared it’s head, so I am betting that the same bug still exists, if what I have read in this discussion is anything to go by?
The problem is with the ‘Add Block‘ block.
As far as I can remember that tracker was closed as can’t fix!
Hope this helps?
Thank's for the reply...
I can see the Add Block drop down menu OK, but it does nothing.
The same problem is e.g. on the user menu field settings ( Create a new profile field ) drop down, when using Fordson theme.
Thank you for referencing the video on adding course blocks within a fordson theme moodle course!
Drawn in by the first sentence of the original poster, I too am interested in adding a site-level block to the fordson front page. Specifically I am hoping to merge in the use of the "Advanced Notifications" plugin.
I see where a selection list of available "blocks" can be chosen for a non-authenticated user and separately for an authenticated user, with Announcements being available. And I don't see how to tie this Announcements selection to the global Advanced Notification I configure in the "Advanced Notifications" plugin settings.
Does the fordson front page configuration require custom code to add a "block" selection that will pull in specific course blocks made available through additionally-added and installed plugins?