An Edit Mode Panel is a snippet that you can use to display instructions or other content to content authors, who see the contents of that panel only when they edit a page.

In a publishing site, content authors with the necessary permissions can create or edit pages that reside in the Pages library. Typically, an author chooses to create or edit a page, and then adds content to the various page fields. As a designer, you can add an Edit Mode Panel to a master page or page layout, and the contents of that snippet will be visible to content authors only when they choose to edit a page based on that page layout or a page associated with that master page.

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