In the Magento architecture, a "Block" is one of the first class elements in the structure of Magento layouts. Every page in Magento is decorated by the "Layouts" file and the content is filled up by the "Blocks" of the different modules. Magento blocks are a really powerful and flexible way to plug your content into the already existing layouts. On the other hand, you could also use layout XML files to easily remove or reposition any existing blocks.
In Magento 2, you can suppress the display of a block using the
<referenceBlock name="block_name" remove="true"/>
block_name' is your own block name which you want to remove from the layout.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <page layout="1column" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="../../../../../../../lib/internal/Magento/Framework/View/Layout/etc/page_configuration.xsd"> <body> <referenceBlock name="navigation.sections" remove="true"/> </body> </page>
Using the above example you can remove the default navigation section from the layout.
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