It would be great if the same form options available when configuring a block were also available when that block is added to a panel. Is there a way we can have per-instance settings, in panels, for these configuration options, so we can expose the same elements on the pane config form?


jenlampton’s picture

Version: 6.x-3.x-dev » 7.x-3.x-dev

Also broken in D7 :( and after we disable the block module there's no other way to configure blocks when placed in panels.

merlinofchaos’s picture

Status: Active » Closed (works as designed)

Last I checked, this isn't possible because blocks store all their settings in variable_set.

At one point I tried mixing the block config form with the pane forms, but I was unable to resolve the conflicts this caused, so eventually I took this out. Using traditional blocks that have config is simply hard because Drupal's blocks are naive to the point of ridiculousness. :/

jenlampton’s picture

Assigned: Unassigned » jenlampton
Status: Closed (works as designed) » Active

Hm. I'm not sure that's an acceptable answer. So many modules provide blocks, and I want to use them all with panels instead of the ridiculously naive region system. I'm not sure I can live with it this way until Drupal 8.

Right now the only way to use a block that must be configured (nice_menus, for example makes you choose your menu per block) without the blocks module enabled would be to write a custom content pane for the module and redo all the settings again anyway.

I'd like to revisit this.

merlinofchaos’s picture

I don't know of a way to make the forms work properly and to instance, which is the real problem. I really wish it *did* work like that, because it would save me a LOT of work.

enrique.delgado’s picture

Hi there, I want to do this exact thing as well. I have a block that can be configured. I want per-instance settings. Even if I have to re-write the configuration, at this point I don't really care about that. Is that possible?

I should clarify that the blocks module is enabled for me, if that even matters.

seanr’s picture

This just bit me in the arse too. Even after saving the block on the blocks list, it doesn't load the settings for a block placed in a panel. Why not just load the block settings and use the same settings everywhere with a notice to the user that that will be the case?

korven’s picture

Is there any workaround for this??

laughnan’s picture

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p657’s picture

I am facing the same issue. Did anyone get a solution for this yet?