Basic demo portal page - Carousel image issue


I’m attempting to use the Basic demo portal page to learn how to allow editable slideshow carousels with text and things. However, if you remove the image from the slide, it also seems to remove the ability to add a new image to the slide, rendering the slide unusable. Is there a way to have the droppable area render if no image exists on the slide?

EDIT: I was able to kinda work around it by just inserting a default image if an associated image doesn’t exist. Is there a more eloquent solution?