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 open an article directly in Post

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.)

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(Updated 12/17/20)

Image block

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.

General Standout block

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.

Q&A block

Note: If no attribution provided (e.g. “Questioner’s name here”), the emdash will still display in the live article.

Pro/Con block

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.

List block

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

  • nausea
  • fever
  • stomach pain

This is a numbered list after an H3 heading

  1. Pick up your book.
  2. Turn to the third page.
  3. Tell me what it says.

Slideshows were previously called “gallery” and could be used in many situations. Currently they’re most often used for images of medical conditions and sometimes hidden behind a “graphic warning” slide (activated via ticking a box while in the Slideshow block). Do not try to use the Gallery block.

Slideshow with graphic content warning

Quote block

Heading is optional

Use this space to highlight important information or a quote from a source.

  • Note that the heading displays as sentence case in Post, but all caps in the live version

Here’s a quote block without a heading.

Surprisingly, the survey revealed vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor.

Quote block is very flexible. It can also include lists and links.

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:

To use the Quote block for quotations with attribution, simply insert another Paragraph block below the text and add an en- or em-dash followed by the person’s name. If you wish, you can center-align one or both of the Paragraph blocks (full right alignment doesn’t work). The attribution line below is center-aligned.

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Table block

Table with both column and row headers:

Column header 1Column header 2
Row header 1Tables can have linked contentThey can have certain Unicode symbols such as ✓
Row header 2HTML lists are not currently supported• …but you can use dashes or Unicode symbols

Table without top or left headers:

HarryI took careof it
We got no foodwe got no jobsour pets’ headsare falling off!
Someplace greensomeplace warma place where the beer flows
like wine, wherebeautiful people instinctively flocklike the salmonof Capistrano

Product block

Lansinoh Breastfeeding Bottle with NaturalWave Nipple

This is the product review component of the Product block. It is used to add any targeted information for this particular instance of the product.

It wraps nicely around the image, as you can see. If you just used a new Paragraph block, the text would start below the image and button.

The blocks themselves should not include price information. Instead, include the following indicator in this product review section.

Price: $$

Video embed: JWPlayer block

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.

Video embed: YouTube

Instagram embed

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.

Twitter embed

TikTok embed

Bodymap block

To add a “Bodymap” block, get the iframe code, copy the URL that’s in that code, and just paste it in the “URL” field of the Bodymap block. Title field content does not display, but it helps with SEO.

Citation flag

Heartbreak can be such an intense experience that some scientists suggest it feels the same as physical pain. A 2011 study found that people had similar brain activity when they viewed a photo of a former love and when they burned their arm.Kross E, et al. (2011). Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1102693108

Article Disclaimer block

This block currently contains the text that is required at the top of any articles with affiliate links.

CBD Disclaimer block

The CBD Disclaimer block (aka boilerplate text) typically goes at the end of the article, before any author bio there might be.

Is CBD Legal?  Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.

Vaping Disclaimer block

The vaping disclaimer goes at the beginning of the article (after the H1 and affiliate disclaimer) before any H2 or body content.

The safety and long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes or other vaping products still aren’t well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We’re closely monitoring the situation and will update our content as soon as more information is available.

Essential Oil Disclaimer block

Inline Author Bio block

DO NOT EDIT THIS BLOCK DIRECTLY! Instead, click the 3 stacked dots and then “Convert to Regular Block” and add your content from there.

Replace the placeholder image on the left with a 200×200 pixel photo of the author.

COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Data Disclaimer

All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of date. Visit our coronavirus hub and follow our live updates page for the most recent information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Mask Recommendations Block

The CDC recommends that all people wear cloth face masks in public places where it’s difficult to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
This will help slow the spread of the virus from people without symptoms or people who do not know they have contracted the virus.
Cloth face masks should be worn while continuing to practice physical distancing. Instructions for making masks at home can be found here.
Note: It’s critical to reserve surgical masks and N95 respirators for healthcare workers.

Medicare Disclaimer

The Medicare Disclaimer is required on all content that directly discusses Medicare.

Assessment (Custom HTML block)

The in-line assessment is added in a Custom HTML block. Assessments can be built directly in the block in Post, or copy-pasted from a code editor. Use cases for Assessments can be explored here.