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How to Use the Basic Block Blind Shortcode and Elementor Block

In this FAQ we introduce the very basic 'Reveal' (or 'Blind') shortcode and Elementor widget. Hidden content is revealed after a 'link' is clicked. It's a very simple but highly effective tool.

The 'Reveal' tool requires familiarity with the Blocks Module as it is block content that is returned in the blind.

Managed Articles: It's important to understand that the 'Reveal' shortcode exists only because we'll often use it within article content we send to your website.

  The Result

The result of a basic blind is as follows:

The shortcode we used was as follows: [bm_blind text="Click Me To Reveal Text" c="63577" margin="10"]. Note the c attribute references the block ID Of 61577.

The blind isn't one of those features you'll use every day, but it's nice to know it's there when it's required. For example, you may choose to return a large number of mortgage graphs based on a specific array of borrowing attributes, and if you have a large number of examples on a single page, hiding the content is a nice way of keeping the page clean and uncluttered.

In the FAQ on the Block Module we created a block for the purpose of demonstrating the feature. We'll use the block from that page but also include custom 'link' text, and slow down the speed of the blind. The shortcode of [bm_blind text="Content from the Blocks Demo FAQ" c="73459" delay="1200"] returns:

Available attributes are use_yabber_style (discussed shortly), text, delay (in milliseconds), c (the content block), margin (above and below), and show (either 'yes' or 'no').

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If we return the blind content to the page by default (so fully revealed), and instead use the link to hide the text (basically reversing default behaviour), we include the show="yes" attribute in the shortcode. For example, [bm_blind text="Click Me to Hide Content" c="73459" delay="1200" margin="3" show="yes"] returns the following:

This is an example Block. We'll include a link to the FAQ on uploading YouTube videos to Instagratify, and a Commbank Modal . We'll also include a video:

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  How About Naked Text Content?

You may return content other than Block content, but we'll touch on it only in brief because it's essentially a deprecated feture (Blocks is a far more robust solution... why would you use static content for anything when you can introduce a dynamic source?).

The shortcode used to return the content above follows the following patters: [blind title="Title in here" text="Click Me For Some Content"]my content in here ...[/blind].

Again, the feature will remain largely undocumented because it's not one that we would encourage you to use.

  The Elementor Block

We've rendered the above blind with shortcode (using [bm_blind text="Click Me To Reveal Text" c="12345"]) but we've provided an Elementor block for those cases where the feature is required when building a page.

Elementor Reveal Block

  Pictured: Elementor Reveal Block. Drag the block into any position on your page, select a page to return, and define any of the other optional variables including the Block Content.

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  The Result

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