Last year, I released my first Sitecore module “Placeholder Dropdown.” It changes the placeholder name input text box into a dropdown when adding a new component to presentation details in the content editor. It helps you remember if your placeholder name was ‘three-left-col’ or ‘three-col-left’ or ‘three-left-column.’
I’m happy to announce version 3 is now available! This version adds an autocomplete/typeahead dropdown to the control properties screen. But don’t forget to register your placeholders in the content tree at ‘/sitecore/Layout/Placeholder Settings’ to see them appear in the dropdown list. Since it is still an input box, you can override the choice from the dropdown and use a placeholder name that is not on the list. I find this helpful when I want to temporarily disable a module. I put it in a placeholder named ‘placeholdername-disabled.’
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