Defining Fragment Drop Zones

Drop zones are integral to building your Content Pages. With them, you can create unique Page layouts and dynamic displays by defining areas within Fragments where Users can drag and drop other Fragments and widgets.

Follow these steps to define a drop zone:

  1. Go to Site AdministrationDesignFragments.

  2. Under Fragment Sets, select the Set with the Fragment you want to edit.

  3. Click the Fragment’s Actions (Action) button and select Edit to open the Fragments Editor.

  4. In the HTML code area, add the <lfr-drop-zone></lfr-drop-zone> label to define a drop zone within a Fragment.


    Drop zones cannot be added to editable elements within a fragment.

The following code excerpt shows how to use this label to define drop zones within a Tabs Fragment:

   <div class="tab-panel">
      [#list 0..configuration.numberOfTabs-1 as i]
      <div aria-labelledby="tab${i+1}" class="tab-panel-item d-none" data-fragment-namespace="${fragmentEntryLinkNamespace}" id="tabPanel${i+1}" role="tabpanel" tabindex="0">

This image shows the result in the Content Page editor sidebar:

The Tab Fragment shows four different drop zones in the Content Page editor.

Once defined, you can drag and drop any Fragment or widget into the drop zone.

Identifying the Drop Zones in the Fragment Code

Available in Liferay DXP 7.4+.

If you want to identify the drop zones, include the data-lfr-drop-zone-id HTML attribute in the <lfr-drop-zone></lfr-drop-zone> label. The Fragments you create in Liferay DXP 7.4+ include the data-lfr-drop-zone-id HTML attribute by default.

The drop zones layout in the Content Page Editor is different in Liferay DXP 7.3 and Liferay DXP 7.4+.

The following example demonstrates how to use the data-lfr-drop-zone-id attribute to identify drop zones within the Tabs Fragment:

   <div class="tab-panel">
      [#list 0..configuration.numberOfTabs-1 as i]
      <div aria-labelledby="tab${i+1}-${fragmentEntryLinkNamespace}" class="tab-panel-item d-none" data-fragment-namespace="${fragmentEntryLinkNamespace}" id="tabPanel${i+1}-${fragmentEntryLinkNamespace}" role="tabpanel" tabindex="0">
         <lfr-drop-zone data-lfr-drop-zone-id="${i+1}"></lfr-drop-zone>


You can configure the order of the drop zones and other elements in the Fragment. For more information, see Setting the Order of Elements in a Fragment.