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Directory Block

This allows you to create a collection of things each with their own information and (optionally) web page. If you're a local council you might use this to create a directory of local businesses. Each one can have a picture, contact information, its own webpage and map associated with it.

Local Businesses


A directory doesn't have to be about geographical data - it could be a list of a band's albums, teams in your darts league. Pretty much anything.

Example Spanglefish 3 Websites

A directory can also be shown in compressed, tabular form, and can be shown alphabetically, in an order you set or randomly on every page load as the one below is.

In tabular form you can also choose which columns are shown - for instance telephone number or address. Click on Edit Directory then Settings.

Heather Afrin Artwebsite
Falkirk Airport Shuttlewebsite
Climb GBwebsite
Beauty by Louisewebsite

Page Addresses

Each of the items in the 3 Directory blocks above automatically get their own page - you can click on the item title to go to the page. For example go to the Artworks section and click the title Van Gogh Self Portrait.

These item pages each have their own URLs. You can control what those urls are to some extent. So for example the URL of the Van Gogh page is

By default a directory item is given an address like

but by clicking Edit Directory and then Settings you can choose whether the items inherit an address based on the page address or the name of the block. In this case we've chosen the name of the block, 'Artworks'.

Doing so helps prevent clashes caused by directory items with the same names, and may also assist with search engine optimisation.

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