- Figure out why pages might not load in the Editor
- Figure out why you can't log into your page within the Editor
- Load password-protected, Intranet, or gated pages in the Editor
- Load session-specific content, like a shopping cart, in the Editor
Are you unable to log into a page that's password-protected, session-specific, or behind basic authentication with the Optimizely Editor? If your site is password-protected, behind basic authentication, or requires session-specific information to access certain pages, those pages will not immediately load in the Editor.
Password-protected pages and pages behind basic authentication might include Intranet pages, staging sites behind firewalls, and pages that are gated or available only to logged-in visitors. Pages that require session-specific information to load include shopping carts.
In either case, here's how to give the Optimizely Editor access to the necessary cookies or session-specific information it needs to load the page correctly:
Open your site in a browser tab and navigate to the page you want to edit. To get to the page, you might need to log in, complete a portion of a form or add an item to your cart if you are trying to load a checkout page. Take the exact steps that get you to the exact page that you want to load in the Editor.
Copy the URL of the page.
Load Optimizely in an adjacent browser tab where you had the page open.
Create an experiment using the copied URL of the page you want to test.