I have a React component that can be placed inside of the default jss-main placeholder. I would like this component to have a placeholder contained within it, but the placeholder does not appear in Experience Editor when I deploy to my sitecore instance:

const ContactForm = ({ title, text, route, fields, history }) => {
    return (
      <StyledContactForm id="contact-form" className="global-padding-all">
        <div className="content">
          <div className="content-text">
            {title && <Text tag="h2" className="h1" field={title} />}
            {text && <RichText field={text} />}
          {/* NOT WORKING */}

There are no errors whatsoever, and I have verified that I added the new placeholder in all of the necessary locations within the code. I also verified that the placeholder key item exists in Sitecore. When I load the page in Experience Editor, I also don't see any elements with the class scEmptyPlaceholder, so I presume this isn't an issue with the placeholder area being hidden / too small to see.

Is what I'm trying to do possible? If so, what is the issue?

  • 1
    Have you allow the placeholder in the Layout Service Placeholders on the Layout and rendering item in Sitecore? Jul 10, 2021 at 14:12
  • That's a helpful tip @HishaamNamooya. In this case, that was not the issue. Please see the answer I posted. Jul 12, 2021 at 14:02

1 Answer 1


In this case, the issue turned out to be that the object I was passing to the placeholder was incorrect.


<Placeholder name="jss-contact-form" rendering={props} />


<Placeholder name="jss-forms" rendering={rendering} />

What was confusing was that when I passed {props} to rendering, there was a console log saying that there was no placeholder called jss-forms even though I saw it contained within the object. The problem is that it was nested one layer deeper than the placeholder was expecting and so I had to pass the rendering object instead.

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