Currently, each time I'm doing deploying jss using

jss deploy package -c -d

I need to manually unprotect the Item of my App Layout to include my placeholders.

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Any ideas how to stop this?



The placeholders for the layout item are handled a bit differently than placeholders defined within your JS components because they are the top level placeholders that Layout Service needs to render.

Two potential solutions:

  1. Create a component that is assigned to the main placeholder. Then in that component declare your PH__footer, PH__header and PH__main placeholders. Be sure to update your manifest declarations accordingly.

  2. In the /sitecore/config/jss-basic-app-vue-web.config file in your JS app, find the /configuration/sitecore/javaScriptServices/apps/app node and add the following attribute: rootPlaceholders="main,PH__footer,PH__header,PH__main" This will tell the import service which placeholders should be defined for the JSS app layout. Be sure to deploy/copy your modified config file to your Sitecore instance after making the change.

For #2, the app config node inherits default values from the app definition found in /App_Config/Sitecore/JavaScriptServices/Sitecore.JavaScriptServices.Apps.config in your Sitecore instance.

Also note: these approaches are valid for the other JS libs as well, e.g. React, Angular.

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