FAQ

System Requirements

Q. What is the minimum version of MacOS I can use Blocs V3 with?

A. Blocs requires MacOS 10.11 (Sierra) minimum.

Q. How much disc space does Blocs require for installation?

A. Blocs requires around 120MB of disc space.

Q. How many computers can I use Blocs on?

A. A single Blocs license allows you to use Blocs on up to 2 Mac computers.

Q. Does Blocs support case-sensitive file systems?

A. Unfortunately Blocs does not support case-sensitive file systems.

Q. Does Blocs work with Windows?

A. No. Blocs is Mac only. There are currently no plans to bring Blocs to Windows.

Upgrades and updates

Q. Are upgrades, free?

A. No. If you own Blocs v2 you can upgrade to Blocs v3 at a reduced price. You can read more about upgrades here.

Q. Are updates, free?

A. All updates for the current version of Blocs are free. For example, if you have Blocs 3.0 you can update to 3.1 for free. If you are currently using Blocs version 2.5 you will first need to upgrade to Blocs 3.0 in order to update to 3.1.

Q. What’s the difference between upgrades and updates?

A. An upgrade refers to moving from one major version to another, e.g. Blocs v2.5 to Blocs v3.0. An update refers to moving from one minor version to another, e.g. Blocs v3.4.4 to Blocs v3.5.0. Updates are free and upgrades require a reduced upgrade purchase fee. If you are currently using Blocs v2 you can read about upgrading to Blocs v3 here.

Q. Do you offer student discounts?

A. Yes, we offer student discounts. You can read more about student/academic here.

Q. Do you offer discount to Non Profit Organisations (NPO)?

A. Yes, we offer NPO discounts. You can read more about non-profit discounts here.

General

Q. Can Blocs open and edit any website or HTML Files?

A. No. Blocs has its own file format and does not support opening other file formats such as HTML files.

Q. Can I edit code in Blocs?

A. Blocs is not designed as a tool that manages code, this means it’s not possible to edit the code for an entire page within Blocs. However, Blocs does offer a code widget, along with various other code input entry points.

Q. Does Blocs export to standard web code?

A. Yes. Blocs exports to standard HTML, PHP, CSS and Javascript.

Q. Does Blocs have build in FTP features?

A. No. Blocs handles the design and creation of your website, it does not handle the hosting or the transportation of the exported code to your hosting service. In order to publish your site live, after export, you will need to use an FTP app of your choice. We have this knowledge base post that offers advice for publishing a website created with Blocs.

Q. Can I create a large website with 100+ pages?

A. Yes. There are no page limitations for websites created with a full licensed version of Blocs.

Q. Can I create a store with Blocs?

A. Blocs doesn’t come with any built in store checkout features, however, it is possible to integrate 3rd party solutions such as PayPal, Paddle and Gum Road into Blocs using the code widget. It’s also worth noting that, if you build your site to work with a CMS, it’s possible to use a 3rd party store plugin for that CMS with your site once it’s live.

Q. What CMS’s does Blocs currently support?

A. You can find out which CMS’s Blocs currently supports here.

Q. Is there an API to create extras for Blocs?

A. Yes, it’s currently in Alpha. You can find more info about the developer API here.

Q. What kind of support do you offer Blocs customers?

A. We offer in-app and online support as well as this online knowledge base. As we are a small independent company, we do not currently offer telephone support.

Updated on 31st January 2019

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