Thomas keep in mind, not everybody is familiar with “smart components”, or knows the existence of this feature. There is no updated documentation available for the v4 version, which makes it maybe harder for people to know what it is or how it exactly works.
Like @Thomas already mentioned, Pinegrow has a “smart components” feature that can be used for re-using the same block(s)/components on multiple pages/places. The re-used components are being linked to the “master”. Making changes in the “master” component, will also reflect and will be updated to other copies where you used that component.
NOTE: This “smart components” feature is not available with the “Standard” version, you need Pinegrow “Pro”.
When you build a site from scratch, and configure and use those components from the beginning, it’s easy to maintain and change/update things where needed. But when you have an existing site, which is not build with Pinegrow or didn’t setup/configured those components yet, it can be some work to implement it when you have a site with a lot of pages.
@randyrie Maybe give it a try, to see what “smart components” is and how it can helps you! See for more information:
That documentation is for the older v2 interface, they didn’t have updated docs for the current v4 version yet (work in progress). Maybe it can help you understand how it works, the process is still the same.
See also this for the difference between the v2 and v4 interface (if needed):
There is a little/short video about “editable components”. See Pinegrow homepage and look by features for the section “Pinegrow Pro”, see the first 2 items “editable components” and “Update”, click there for a short video.
@Matjaz I think “master pages”, “smart components” and “editable areas” is maybe a good subject for a next video tutorial serie!