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What limits rendering in SXA Grid Placeholders

We have an issue between our Prod and UAT environments when it comes to adding renderings from the Toolbox into the grid placeholders. In our Prod environment, the placeholders that are generated by ...
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Placeholder within Component not showing in JSS

I am new to Sitecore JSS development. I am really struggling with how placeholders are working in JSS. I am using VUE.JS for my development. I have three root level placeholders in the layout.vue. I ...
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How to add controller rendering in placeholder in Sitecore SXA?

Is there any way to add the custom controller rendering in a placeholder in SXA? Whenever I add the controller rendering inside the placeholder I keep getting errors for example Object not set to ...
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NullReferenceException for placeholders in Experience Editor

I am facing an issue with Experience Editor. Each placeholder is throwing null reference exception. e.g. @Html.Sitecore().Placeholder("body-top") I tried removing this placeholder but it ...
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Components not visible after upgrade to Sitecore 10.1

I have upgraded from Sitecore 8.2 to Sitecore 10.1. The layouts are rendered fine but none of the components are rendering. Seems like the placeholders are not working. Some of the components are ...
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Specify default rendering for placeholder in partial design

We have a partial design with an empty placeholder that is being pre-filled with one of its allowed renderings upon page creation. It is not clear where exactly it is being specified for this ...
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Is there a way to use @Editable (Glass-mapper) and an anonymous model in an html input placeholder?

I have an input box and I would like to be able to have the placeholder text XP editor friendly. <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="@Editable(x => x....
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How to set up a placeholder inside of a component in JSS?

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 ...
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Experience editor does not show the empty placeholder before saving/refreshing the page

We are using Sitecore 9.3 in our application and facing issue in experience editor. When we add any component in empty placeholder in experience editor and then remove the component, we do not see the ...
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Add here buttons in Experience Editor don't match placeholder

I'm having some oddball things happening with my sitecore environment's experience editor. We have a pretty basic layout - one single placeholder named 'content', where we can add multiple components/...
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Editors cannot edit certain aspects of presentation details, such as a component's datasource or placeholder

I am working on an issue facing some Sitecore editors. These editors can edit items normally once it is locked to them but cannot edit certain aspects of presentation details of those items. If the ...
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CD reporting placeholder was not found in the "Home" item

Sitecore 8.2 Update 3 There were a lot of broken links so I used the admin tool to remove them, but I am still getting tons of "placeholder was not found in the 'Home' item" messages in the log. I ...
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SXA Dynamic Placeholders not working when creating multiple placeholders inside of a single rendering

I am currently working in Sitecore 9.1.1 with SXA 1.9. I am trying to build out a Rendering Variant that points to a datasource item with sub-items. These sub-items are child items to the datasource ...
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Sitecore error "Server cannot modify cookies after HTTP headers have been sent."

I am trying to Insert a new form. When I am trying to select a placeholder for the form, following error is showing : when I had installed the WFFM, I went to "Restrict placeholder" and added my ...
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Placeholders of same name all using same data source

I am really new to Sitecore and I have run into a problem. I have a placeholder called "sectionBlock" that I am using multiple times on one page. The view rendering that I have allowed it to use is ...
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How to determine what placeholder a sublayout is in during getRenderingDatasource pipeline?

I have some components on my page that contain dynamic placeholders with other sublayouts placed inside them. Currently all of the datasource items get generated in the ./Local Components folder. My ...
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MVC Layout model is empty after Glass Mapper Upgrade

We recently upgraded from Sitecore 8.2.0 to Sitecore 9.2.0. Along with other packages, we also upgraded to the latest compatible version of Glass Mapper 5 for Sitecore 9.2.0. We use Simple Injector ...
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Using Placeholder Settings on default SXA Accordion

Did someone manage to use proper placeholder settings for these sxa composite components? I am asking because of the accordion, I want to limit the usage to specific components that can be placed into ...
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Nesting placeholders in Standard Values

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 ...
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Programmatically add a placeholder including its rendering hierarchy

I am creating a custom placeholder, that always renders the contents of a placeholder on a specific Sitecore item, no matter what page the custom placeholder is added to. I have been using this blot ...
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Sharing SXA Placeholder Settings over sites

I would like to have all new SXA sites that are created in my environment to start with the same set of placeholder settings. The sites will share a "base" site that is used to define the partial and ...
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Placeholders generated by partial design are behaving differently

Environment: Sitecore 9.0.2 + SXA 1.7.1 What I have done: I created a partial design, say PartialD1. In the 'main' placeholder of the PartialD1, i added a column splitter generating 2 placeholders '...
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Did we lose row/column compatible renderings in Sitecore 9 dynamic placeholders?

I have two row rendering Row_1 <div> @Html.Sitecore().DynamicPlaceholder("section") </div> Row_2 <div> <div> @Html.Sitecore().DynamicPlaceholder("section") ...
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Getting a blank page after deploying JSS-React application on server (Tech preview 4)

I am Getting a blank page after deploying JSS-React application on server (Tech preview 4) with two console warning 1) Cross-Origin Read Blocking (CORB) blocked cross-origin response https://www....
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How can I prevent nested placeholders from being wrapped by a bootstrap row tag?

In our project, we assigned a partial design with a placeholder for stage modules and a placeholder for content modules to each page design. The rendered markup then looks like this, because the ...
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Adding component with inner placeholder breaks placeholder settings

I have component manifest.addComponent({ name: 'MyComponentWithPlaceholder', icon: SitecoreIcon.DocumentTag, fields: [ { name: 'heading', type: CommonFieldTypes.SingleLineText }, ], ...
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Why does empty @Html.Sitecore().Placeholder("main") generate <div class="row"></div>?

I am working with SXA 1.8 on Sitecore 9.0 update 2. Since Bootstrap 4 is being selected for the current site, ~/Views/SxaLayout/Bootstrap4Body.cshtml view is being used. This view has such a code: &...
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How to add Help Text to placeholder "Add Here" button in Experience Editor in Sitecore 8.2?

Before upgrading to Sitecore 8.2, our experience editors were able to see help text when hovering over an "Add Here" button in Sitecore. This was helpful because it is not always clear which ...
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Component inside a rendering variant

As we all know with SXA version 1.8 it is possible to insert components inside a rendering variant definition. Go to 6. - Components: https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/sxa/18/sitecore-experience-...
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Multiple "Add here" buttons due to multiple tabs

In one specific layout, I have multiple tabs and each tab shows different content/placeholders. When I'm in Experience Editor mode, Sitecore shows all the "Add here" buttons even for the placeholders ...
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Missing or presenting body-tag placeholder in SXA

I have got two sample websites, both just have created tenant and site with SXA 1.8. When I am creating a page and open it in EE, I am getting two different visual editing structures. 1. Three ...
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Placeholder settings wildcard keys

I've seen this in some examples, but it didn't seem to work when I tried it out. Basically, take a scenario where you have a placeholder name prefix, like "column" or "row", but in the actual ...
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Can we apply placeholder settings for rendering variants?

As SXA is supporting placeholder settings for different renderings, Is there any way that we can setup placeholder settings for rendering variants too for a single rendering?
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Get renderings for a placholder

I am trying to create a report of all placeholders and the rendering options available inside them. For this, I want to get all renderings within a placeholder. Is there a way get I can get all the ...
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Max number of components in a Dynamic Placeholder with Sitecore 9

Is there a way to set a minimum and max amount of components that can be inserted into a Dynamic Placeholder in Sitecore 9? There is a count and maxCount for the amount of placeholders that can be set ...
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SXA renderings not displayed in placeholder

I am using sitecore 9 with SXA 1.7, when creating package using siterocks and deploying it to another environment, the renderings are displayed in preview mode but when open page as anonymous user ...
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JSS deploy vueJs - then I need to manually Unprotect Layout to add my placeholders

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. Any ideas how to stop this? Thanks
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Programatically render nested renderings/placeholders from an item [duplicate]

I am working on programatically rendering an item to html in code. I found this question https://sitecore.stackexchange.com/a/6256/1133 which almost serves the purpose of my request, except it isn't ...
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Dynamically change placeholder at runtime

I have a web page with two placeholders, A and B. In Sitecore I inserted a WFFM form in placeholder B. Based on a the value of a checkbox in Sitecore, I want the WFFM form to be inserted into either ...
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CreateCyclePreventer throwing NullReferenceException with final rendering details

I'm running into a weird issue with Sitecore 8.2 Update-6 where after I modify an item (with MVC controls) using the Sitecore Experience Editor I start getting NullReferenceExceptions when I view the ...
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Add or edit controls in a placeholder through code

Scenario: A layout has controller rendering and it is in main placeholder. When the page loads and hits the action, we are trying to insert an existing WFFM form to the same placeholder as given in ...
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Placeholders defined in MVC /Views/layout.cshtml vs. placeholders defined from templates => __standard_values => Presentation details

Since we have our Templates => __Standard Values => Presentation => Detail => Layout Details pointing to Visual Studio MVC /Views/Shared/_Layout.cshtml, and this Layout already defines the ...
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Benefit of dynamic binding for components like header and footer

Is there really any benefit of having header and footer assembled through dynamic binding (placeholder) in comparison to static binding. Sitecore habitat project based on helix uses a lot of common ...
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Dynamic Placeholder and Placeholder Settings

I created a project from the scratch and I had to add the Dynamic placeholders. But the only thing, I was unable to do, is to set for the Dynamic placeholders, some kind of placeholder Settings. Is ...
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Content inside Sitecore placeholders does not render to the page after Sitecore upgrade

I have upgraded a website from Sitecore 7.2 rev 140526 to 8.2 rev 161129 using Express Migration tool. After doing all config changes, recompiling existing dlls with new sitecore dlls and other post ...
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Are there other locations than \data\logs to look into for clues on "An error occured" message? [closed]

I'm on page 59 of APress Phil Wicklund's "Professional Sitecore 8 Development". I'm trying to add my Rendering to the "main" Placeholder. Experience Editor => click inside the "Main" Placeholder => ...
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How do I make my placeholder area more visible and larger?

I have some overlays and some markup that seems to hide some of my placeholder in my experience editor and I would like to know how to make the areas larger and visible. thank you for any advice.
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Components duplicating on front end

We have a strange issue where components seem to be duplicating on the front end (web DB) but everything looks correct in the experience editor. I have checked the presentation details on both shared/...
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Is placeholder async-content a sitecore convention name?

I'm doing the Sitecore Cookbook and I have a question about the async feature. Is @Html.Sitecore.Placeholder("async-content") a sitecore convention name? Because I don't understand how that ...
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Restricting just a section of the page from editing

On one of my templates I need to restrict the write/rename and deletion of a component that gets added by default on the items for a specific role to a placeholder only. I cannot restrict the user ...
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