In Experience Editor, when I switch a page to Explore mode, I do not see the Settings panel that is referenced in all of Sitecore's documentation on the subject.

I've looked through the source of the Experience Editor page to see if I could find it (I thought it might be hidden behind part of our page with a z-index or something), but I couldn't find anything.

Anyone know what might be causing it to hide?

  • Can you try to switch to Preview and then back to Explore mode? Nov 2, 2018 at 21:27
  • @PeterProchazka I've tried that and it still doesn't show any evidence of Explore mode (admittedly, I can't really switch back to preview mode without using the back button because the ribbon isn't visible in Explore mode, either). Nov 3, 2018 at 2:00

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When you check the source of the page in Experience Editor, you should see at the bottom of the body a <div class="experience-explorer">.

It contains a <a class="trigger"> link and iframe linking to /sitecore modules/web/experienceexplorer/Controls/ExpEditor.aspx page.

You need to click on the arrow trigger link to show the settings panel (see screenshot):

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  • Thanks, Marek! It turns out we have some styles that are hiding the .panel CSS class which causes the arrow buttons to disappear. Nov 5, 2018 at 14:31

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