How do I call a static block

ShareHow to call staic block any XML file <reference name=”left”> <block type=”cms/block” name=”sample_block” before=”-“> <action method=”setBlockId”><block_id>sample_block</block_id></action> </block> </reference> How to call staick block in your template or .phtml files <?php echo $this->getLayout()->createBlock(‘cms/block’)->setBlockId(‘my_static_block_name’)->toHtml() ?> How to call static block in CMS->Pages {{block type=”cms/block” block_id=”your_block_id”}}