In Content Management Server, placeholders are a very important part of the content contribution interface. They allow authors to physically contribute content, but also constrain what content can or cannot be contributed. In order to effectively develop a CMS-based solution, you should have a good understanding of each of the placeholder types and how they fit into any potential solution.
In this chapter, we'll explore each of the intrinsic placeholder controls and placeholder definition types, and see how they're used. In addition, we'll talk a little about the best practices, discussing how to effectively use placeholders within your template.