Conditional Placeholder Settings

I’ve always considered the rules engine to be a pretty cool part of Sitecore. In this post, I’ll talk about using the Sitecore rules engine in order to affect Sitecore placeholder settings in the page editor (or experience editor as it’s soon to be called).  I’ve also put the code for this module (for want of a better word) as it stands in a GitHub repository.

A lot of people are familiar with the rules engine in the context of the personalisation functionality but don’t realise that, out of the box, it can be used for other things too. A few of the most useful (in my opinion) examples are: insert options, search index boosting, and tacking things on to various item events.  I’m not going to spend too much time on the basics of the rules engine, for that John West has a good list of posts, instead I’m just going to write a bit about how I went about writing the module. Continue reading Conditional Placeholder Settings