One of the most amazing things we see here at Headway Themes is seeing what 3rd party developers are doing in their building of add-ons for Headway. Chris Howard’s Plus series of blocks, the first set of blocks in Headway Extend have already been a huge success.
The new Block we just released in Headway Extend is from the guys over at Headway Labs and it is called the Utility Block. Let me just say, this block is incredible! After you watch the videos Headway Labs have done, I know you are going to be blown away.
If you can’t wait to watch the videos, check out the Utility Block Demo first.
Have you ever wanted to create a block in Headway that had the logo and the menu inside of it? So which block do you choose… menu or header?
With the Utility block you can add these (and many other common site elements) to a block – and then easily position and style them using Headway’s awesome user interface
Use this block to build your own headers, footers and a variety of other blocks by combining the various utilities inside different blocks. There are 9 utilities in this release. Add menus, social icons, search, logo, tagline, copyright, page title, page sub-title, back to top. Then position and style them all without touching any code.
Add a text based or image logo to a block. Once added, you can set the logo text and upload an image. Once you have done this, you can position the logo exactly where you want it. If you are using a text logo, then you can style it from the design panel.
Add a tagline utility and the description of your site will be added to the block as your website tagline. You can then overide this and add your own text. Then position and style your tagline just how you want.
Inserting a menu into a utility block, does the same thing as adding a new menu block in headway. It creates a menu location so you can assign menu items to it. However, when added into a utility block, you can easily position it within a block containing other utilities such as a logo or search.
Easily create links and upload social icons for any of your social websites and then position them inside a block with other utilities.
Add a search box into a block and then position it where you want. This makes it easy to have a logo, menu and search all in the same block. You can also style the search input.
If a block has the pagetitle utility set, it will output the current page’s page title. This is useful to create a block at the top of pages that displays the page title with an action link to the right.
This works the same as the page title, but instead of using the current page title, the sub title is added into a meta box on the post or page edit screen. Using the page title and sub title together, you could create a page that has a nice heading and sub text. eg. Our Blog / Welcome to and enjoy our blog.
Use the utility block to build your footer. Then add the copyright utility and then set the text you want then position and style it. You can then add other footer type utilities such as the back to top, a menu or even social icons.
Back to top
Add’s a link that when clicked scrolls the browser back to the top of the page. As with all other utilities, you can position and style them within Headway’s visual editor.
Extend with any shortcodes or html
The utilities are built using shortcodes and added to the Utility builder editor either using the click to add or typing the utility name in the editor eg. [ logo ] without the spaces after and before the 
We did this so it would be easy to mix in your own html and or any wordpress shortcodes with our utilities.
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Please note: The Utility Block is not an official Headway Block. Since it is built by a 3rd party developer, Headway Extend credits cannot be applied toward this block.