For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Gutter Settings

You can configure the Content Editor's gutter to show the status of items on your site that are:

  • locked by you or another user
  • in a draft or review workflow state
  • unpublished

In this example, looking in the left margin of the content editor window shows that one item is locked and another is in the draft state:

The left gutter of the Content Editor can show icons to indicate locked or unpublished items.

Configure Sitecore Gutter to show locked, draft, or unpublished items

It is easy to configure Sitecore to display these icons. To set it up, just right-click in the left margin of the page which will cause a small dialog box to appear. Inside the dialog box, click on the items you want to turn on:

Right-click in the left-hand gutter of the Content Editor to raise a dialog box; click 'Locked Items' and 'Workflow State' to turn on those flags.

It is strongly recommended to NOT turn on flags for "Broken Links," "Missing Versions," or "Validation Rules." Doing so puts an extra load on the server and will greatly slow down your page refresh times in the Sitecore editor.