I've added a placeholder to a rendering variant.

When I use that variant on a page, I click on the add item button, and I get the default window with all renderings available. I have then added a placeholder setting item, and put the key in the placeholder key of the placeholder in the variant. I still see all renderings when I go to add an item.

One issue I noticed is if I try to edit the placeholder setting in the experience editor it's not picking up the correct item due to the -1-1 that are getting added to the placeholder setting


Does anyone have any idea what I need to do to correct this?

Here is my placeholder setting


And here is my placeholder in the variant


I've tried this with and without the * to indicate a dynamic placeholder.

  • Can you update your question with screenshot of actual placeholder settings found under site/Placeholder Settings/featuredvideo? Jun 5, 2019 at 4:59
  • @PeterProcházka sorry for forgetting about these earlier, I've added them now.
    – craig41bl
    Jun 5, 2019 at 14:21
  • Did you try putting featuredvideo* in the placeholder key in the placeholder setting? That should work.
    – Gatogordo
    Jun 5, 2019 at 15:45
  • @Gatogordo yep, that did it. I could have sworn I'd tried that configuration, but evidently I hadn't, thank you.
    – craig41bl
    Jun 5, 2019 at 16:17
  • I'll add it as answer as soon as I get back at my laptop..
    – Gatogordo
    Jun 5, 2019 at 16:29

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You should put featurevideo* in the placeholder key of the placeholder setting.

The placeholders in the rendering variant are dynamic, which explains the -1-1 addition to the key you provided in the variant. To capture those dynamic additions, you need to use wildcards in the placeholder key.

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