Blocks Unboxed: A Quick Tour

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Wix Blocks is open to all Wix Studio users. To get access to Blocks, join Wix Studio.
Welcome aboard – it's great to have you here!
The Blocks Editor is where you create apps for Wix sites.
Blocks apps can be anything from simple widget layouts to full-fledged interactive web components, complete with APIs and code files – the sky is the limit.
Gif of what an application includes

Let's get started with a quick tour of the basics. You can then dive straight into the Blocks app workflow and start building apps, or try out our Blocks tutorial.

Build amazing widgets for Wix sites

Wix Blocks offers you all the tools you need to design professional widgets that site builders (yourself included!) can add to any site. It comes with powerful layout and design tools to help you make your widgets responsive, precise, and beautiful. 

Responsive from the ground up

Blocks widgets are fully responsive when added to any Wix site, adapting elegantly to any viewport or layout.
How responsive looks

Limitless customization out of the box

In Blocks, you compose your widget out of standard Wix site elements, like text boxes, images and buttons. They all come with tons of built-in customization options. When site creators add your widget to their site, all those options are still available, allowing them to adjust almost anything and make your widget perfect for their needs.

Give site builders a tailored editing experience

Your widget's configuration settings control how site builders interact with the widget in the Editors, for example, which widget elements can be selected or removed, and the buttons available in each action bar.
You can even build your own custom panels for the Editors using the Panel Builder, to let site builders easily adjust your widget's settings, layout, design, and more. 

editing experience

Turbocharge your widget with Velo code

Velo's full-stack development platform empowers you to rapidly build, manage and deploy professional apps. Add custom functionality and interactions using Velo's APIs, use your own tools, and enjoy serverless coding in both the frontend and backend, all in an open, extendable platform.
Velo code

Let Wix sites interact with your widget

Exposing your own API allows site builders to smoothly integrate your widget into their site, by manipulating the widget's props, calling its public functions, and reacting to its events.
velo code

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