AEM Communities provides a notifications section which displays events of interest to the signed in community member.
Notifications are similar to activities and subscriptions as they may result from
What distinguishes notifications from activities and subscriptions is
As of Communities FP1, the notification channels available are
Future channels are mobile and desktop.
Email must be configured in order for the email channel for notifications to be functional.
For instructions on setting up email, see Configuring Email.
Components must be configured to enable following. Features that allow following are blog, forum, QnA, calendar, filelibrary, and comments.
Components used within community site templates and group templates may already be configured to allow following
Member profiles are already configured to allow other memebers to follow
The Follow button provides a means to follow entries as activities, subscriptions and/or notifications. Each time the Follow button is selected, it is possible to toggle on or off a selection. The
Email Subscriptions selection is only present when configured.
If any method of following is selected, the text of the button changes to Following. For convenience, it is possible to select
Unfollow All to toggle off all methods.
The Follow button will appear
By selecting the Notification Settings link from the Notifications page, it is possible for each member to manage how notifications are received.
The web channel is always enabled.
The email channel, which relies on proper configuration of email, provides the same settings as for the web channel.
The email channel is off by default.
It may be turned on by a member, but still depends on email being configured.
A wizard created community site now includes a link to the
Notifications feature in the site’s header bar above the banner. Unlike messages, notifications are created for every community site, while messages must be enabled during the site creation process.
When visiting the published site, selecting the
Notifications link will display all notifications for the member.
When the email channel is enabled, the member receives an email which contains a link to the content on the web.