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Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) comes with a variety of out-of-the-box components that provide comprehensive functionality for website authors. They are available when editing a page and are grouped by main functional area (i.e. component group) to aid filtering.


This section only discusses components that are available out-of-the-box in a standard AEM installation.

Depending on your instance you may have customized components developed explicitly for your requirements. These may even have the same name as some of the components discussed here.

Components - Major Areas

The following pages provide fast links to some of the major areas of content management (links to further areas are given on the overview page above):

  • Components for Page Authoring

    Components used for creating standard page content are primarily contained in the groups General, Columns and Forms.

  • eCommerce

    The eCommerce functionality within AEM also includes a range of components, contained in the Commerce group. Actual use can depend on the commerce engine being used.

Using Design Mode to Configure Components

In addition to the components that authors can access through the sidekick in a standard installation, various other components are also available. You can use Design mode to enable/disable these and edit parameters for specific components.

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