Sitecore – $name on Live Site

Sitecore tokens are very useful. They helps in filling sitecore fields on item creation. Moreover, it is possible to create custom token based on your requirements.

$name being displayed on Live Site

This issue is not very common. The main reason why $name gets displayed on the live site is because sitecore did not get the version of the item being displayed.

For example, if you have an Item A which has no version in the CMS and is configured on the site, the item A will result into $name.

Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Check if the item being configured contains a version
  2. Check if the version of the item is the Context Language of the site.
  3. If you are using the datasource field, make sure that the item in the datasource path is correct.
  4. Check if the templates are version only in English.
  5. Check if there is no invariant language in the version language list.

If you have additional information or troubleshooting steps, please share in the comments 🙂


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