by Kaushal Mall


October 25, 2011

To add components to the sidekick for use with a parsys component without updating the design dialog, the following steps can be taken.

1. Locate your “par” component in the design for your site.

2. If a property “components” of type String[] doesn’t exist, add it.

3. If the property already exists, update the value to add the path to your component to the list.

4. That should be it.




  • By chamila - 2:01 AM on March 29, 2013  

    Hi, Thanks for this info. Are these still valid for CQ 5.5 ?

    I could not find any par component in the ETC folder. I just created a new component and trying to get is displayed with out a dialog.

    Did not work cz I do not have par in Etc. Could you please help.


  • By Kaushal Mall - 3:57 PM on April 2, 2013  


    You cant have a component show up in the sidekick without it having a dialog.

  • By yaoxing - 1:01 AM on May 7, 2013  

    I can’t find my “par” component in my ETC folder too. I created my component “item” under /apps/my_project/components/item. Under “item”, I added the property “components” with the above mentioned values. Is that the way to go?