I know (and I do it) that I can put a default value in a placeholder so that when I create a new item for my route type it populates my placeholder with a component that I will choose.

I do it like that :

  • In the Content Editor I get on sitecore > Templates > Project > My Project > My RouteType > __Standard Value
  • I choose the Presentation Tab and I click on details
  • Then I click on Edit and in the new window I click on the Control Tab
  • I click add and I can choose a component and assing it to a placeholder by putting the name in Placeholder [shared] (for example /jss-main if jss-main is my placeholder name)
  • Then when I create a new route type I automatically get the choosen component in my jss-main placeholder.

So this is working and I'm happy with it. What I would like to know is if it is possible to put a placeholder inside another one so that I'll get a component inside another one.

Let's take one example :

  • I have a route type for a glossary
  • I have a default layout that has a placeholder called jss-main
  • I have a component called two-columns that has two placeholders column-1 and column-2
  • I have a component that is name simple-text that has no placeholder

I would like to put in jss-main a component two-columns and in the placeholders column-1 and column-2 from this component put two different simple-text components.

Is it possible to do so and if yes what should I put in the placeholders fields ?

A screenshot of my attempt to include one in another enter image description here

Here is a picture of the experience editor when creating a page with the placeholders like that. enter image description here

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I hope below is the structure of the layout. enter image description here

As you mentioned you have applied component in jss-main placeholder which is correct.

  1. You can apply two-column component on jss-main placeholder which will be like this /jss-main/two-column
  2. Now to apply simple-text component on Column1 and Column2, you can apply simple-text component like this /jss-main/column1/simple-text and /jss-main/column2/simple-text

More Detail:

  1. I have created a layout where I defined placeholder @Html.Sitecore().Placeholder("jss-main")

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2.Created Two-Column view html TwoColumn.cshtml

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  1. Created rendering for "TwoColumn" enter image description here

  2. Created placeholder

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  1. Finally, add rendering in standard value of a page template

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  • Thank you, you understood the problem well, the structure is correct. Do I need to sort my items or could they be in any order ?
    – Christophe
    Aug 26, 2019 at 12:52
  • This could be in any order Aug 26, 2019 at 12:53
  • It seems that I'm unable to do it : jss-main contain my two-columns component but I'm unable to put my simple text component into it. Is it possible to create items like that ?
    – Christophe
    Aug 28, 2019 at 7:21
  • can you please share screen shot what you have done? Aug 28, 2019 at 9:39
  • Here is a screenshot ibb.co/VMpDjtG the container names are not the same because I'm trying on a simple example : include in jss-main ContentPageMainContainer that contains another placeholder named body-contents and then I'm trying to put in body contents a component name Single column container. After that I'll include another level but I think that if it works with 2 levels it will work for three.
    – Christophe
    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:47

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