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1. Installation

The easiest way to install SonataBlockBundle is to require it with Composer:

$ composer require sonata-project/block-bundle

Alternatively, you could add a dependency into your composer.json file directly.

Now, enable the bundle in bundles.php file:


// config/bundles.php

return [
    Knp\Bundle\MenuBundle\KnpMenuBundle::class => ['all' => true],
    Sonata\CoreBundle\SonataCoreBundle::class => ['all' => true],
    Sonata\BlockBundle\SonataBlockBundle::class => ['all' => true],


If you are not using Symfony Flex, you should enable bundles in your AppKernel.php.

// app/AppKernel.php

public function registerBundles()
    return array(
        // Dependency (check that you don't already have this line)
        new Knp\Bundle\MenuBundle\KnpMenuBundle(),

        // Vendor specifics bundles
        new Sonata\CoreBundle\SonataCoreBundle(),
        new Sonata\BlockBundle\SonataBlockBundle(),

Some features provided by this bundle require the SonataAdminBundle. Please add an explicit required dependency to your project’s composer.json to the SonataAdminBundle with the version listed in the suggestions of this Bundle.

1.1. Configuration

To use the BlockBundle, add the following lines to your application configuration file:

  • YAML
    # config/packages/sonata.yaml
        default_contexts: [sonata_page_bundle]
                contexts:   [admin]
            #    contexts:   [admin]
            # Some specific block from the SonataMediaBundle
            # Some block with different templates
            #    templates:
            #       - { name: 'Simple', template: '@AcmeDemo/Block/demo_simple.html.twig' }
            #       - { name: 'Big',    template: '@AcmeDemo/Block/demo_big.html.twig' }


If you are not using Symfony Flex, this configuration should be added to app/config/config.yml.

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