Adding CMS Static Blocks to Magento Layouts

To add the cms block the the layout XML files:

<reference name="content">
    <block type="cms/block" name="products_text" before="-">
         <action method="setBlockId"><block_id>products_text</block_id></action>

products_text refers to the “identifier” field you filled out in the CMS. before=”-“ puts it at the top of the content block.

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