Developing Communities


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AEM Communities simplifies the creation and customizaton of community features such as forums, user groups, blogs, Q&A, calendars, comments, reviews, voting, ratings, and assignments. These features result in user generated content (UGC) being entered in the publish environment.

The foundation of a community site is the social component framework (SCF). Creation of a community site begins with the selection of a community site template that is composed of community functions.

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Social Component Framework

Component, Function and Feature Essentials

AEM Communities components, functions and features provide the building blocks for community sites.

Community Members

Community Groups

Community groups is the concept of allowing community members to form sub-communities within the community site. Creation of a community group may occur in the publish or author environment.

Managing Data



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