With version 6.4 of AEM, the Classic UI is deprecated. Adobe does not plan to make further enhancements to the Classic UI and users are encouraged to leverage the powerful new features available under the touch-enabled UI.
Starting with version 6.0, AEM introduced a new user interface referred to as the “touch-enabled UI” (also known simply as “touch UI”) that is aligned to the Adobe Marketing Cloud and to the overall Adobe user interface guidelines. With near feature partity reached, this has become the standard UI in AEM with the legacy, desktop-oriented interface referred to as “classic UI.”
While most capabilities are present in the touch-enabled UI, there are features that are not yet complete and will be added in future releases.
The following list shows the current status of the capabilities as implemented in AEM 6.4.
For recommendations for customers that upgrade to AEM 6.4, please see User Interface Recommendations for Customers for details.
Please note that this page only covers feature parity with classic UI.
Capabilities added and unique to the touch-enabled UI that are not present in the classic UI are not listed.
This list strives to be complete, but should not be considered exhaustive.
This is a list of capabilities the classic UI Site Admin (
/siteadmin) has and the status in the touch-enabled UI (
|Navigate Site Hierarchy||Complete
||AEM 6.4 introduced a content tree view.|
|Create new page||Complete|
|Create new site||Complete|
|Create new launch||Complete|
|Create new livecopy
|Show Publication Status||Mostly|
|Copy / Paste page (Duplicate)||Complete|
|Publish page(s) without replication rights||Complete|
|Unpublish page(s) without replication rights||Complete|
|Set Permissions on Page(s)||Complete|
|Restore tree and restore deleted pages||Missing||Use Classic UI.|
|Show difference between old and current version
|Livecopy Actions (Roll-out)||Complete|
|See language copies||Complete|
|Find & Replace||Missing
||Use Classic UI.|
|Notification Inbox (JCR events)||Missing||Use Classic UI. Will be replaced with different implementation.|
|References||Mostly||Display of incoming page links will be added in the 2019 release of AEM.|
This is a list of capabilities the classic UI Page Editor (
/cf#) has and the status in the touch-enabled (
|Edit Web Pages||Complete|
|Edit Mobile Web Pages
|Edit content imported via Design Importer
|Edit Mobile Apps||Complete
|Edit Workflows Models
|ode: Edit & Preview||Complete|
|Mode: Edit Design||Complete|
|Mode: Live Copy Status
|Start & Show Workflow||Complete|
|Workflow package Handing||Mostly||Completely accessible in touch-enabled UI. Multiple workflow payload still presented in classic UI.
||Use Site Admin to copy pages.
|Move Page||Removed||Use Site Admin to move pages.
|Delete Page||Removed||Use Site Admin to delete pages.
|Show References||Removed||Use Site Admin to see the detailed reference list.
|Audit Log||Removed||Use Site Admin and open activity rail.
|Create Version||Removed||Use Site Admin to create new versions.
|Restore Version||Removed||Use Site Admin to restore versions.|
|Switch Launches||Removed||Use Site Admin to switch between launches.
|Translate Page||Removed||Use Site Admin to add page to translation projects.
|Timewarp (choose date/time and browse site as it then looked)
|Client Context UI
||Replaced||Use the ContextHub UI going forward.|
|Content Finder for the various media types
|Copy & paste components
|List of components in clipboard||Missing|
|Undo / Redo||Complete|
|Drag & drop content into component placeholder||Complete|
|Drag & drop content directly into parsys placeholder with component auto-creation
This is a list of capabilities the classic UI Text, Table, and Image Editor have and the status in the touch-enabled UI.
|Rich Text Editor||Complete||Usable in-place, in dialog, and in full screen.|
|Enable/disable RTE Plug-ins||Complete
||Can be done using the Template Editor.|
|Use RTE for Plain-text||Complete
|RTE Plug-in: Links & Anchor||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Character Map||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Copy/Paste||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Paste from Microsoft Word
|RTE Plug-in: Find & Replace||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Text Formats (bold, ...)||Complete
|RTE Plug-in: Sub & Superscript||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Justify||Complete
|RTE Plug-in: Lists (bullet / numbers)||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Paragraph Format||Complete
|RTE Plug-in: Text Styles||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Source Editor (Edit HTML)
||Only available in dialog and full screen.
|RTE Plug-in: Spellchecker||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Table (embedded Table Editor)||Complete|
|RTE Plug-in: Undo/Redo
|RTE Plug-In: Allow in-line images||Complete|
|Table Editor||Complete||Usable in-place, in dialog, and in full screen.
|Drag & drop Image into table cell
||Complete||Usable in-place, in dialog, and in full screen.
|Enable/disable IPE Plug-ins||Complete||There is now a UI in the Template Editor.|
|IPE Plug-in: Crop||Complete|
|IPE Plug-in: Flip||Complete
|IPE Plug-in: Undo/Redo||Complete
|IPE Plug-in: Image Map||Complete|
|IPE Plug-in: Rotate||Complete|
|IPE Plug-in: Zoom||Complete
This is a list of various tools the classic UI have and the status in the touch-enabled UI.
|Task Management||Replaced||6.0 introduced Projects & Tasks.
|Workflow to Page Template Configuration (
||Use Classic UI.|
|Tagging Admin UI
|MSM/Blueprint Control Center||Complete|
|Blueprint Manager UI||Complete|
|Roll-out Configuration UI||Missing||Use Classic UI.|
|User, Groups & Permissions UI
||For advanced permission editing use Classic UI.
|Purge Versions (
||Missing||Use Classic UI.|
|External Link Checker (
||Missing||Use Classic UI.
|Bulk Editor (
||Use Classic UI.|