Associated Content

AEM’s Associated content feature provides the connection so that assets can be optionally used with the fragment when it is added to a content page. This provides flexibility for your headless content delivery by providing a range of assets to access when using the content fragment on a page, while also helping to reduce the time required to search for the appropriate asset.

Adding Associated Content


There are various methods of adding visual assets (e.g. images) to the fragment and/or page.

To make the association you first need to add your media asset(s) to a collection. After that is done you can:

  1. Open your fragment and select Associated Content from the side panel.

    Associated Content

  2. Depending on whether any collections have already been associated, or not - select either:

    • Associate Content - this will be the first associated collection
    • Associate Collection - associated collections already are already configured
  3. Select the required collection.

    You can optionally add the fragment itself to the selected collection; this aids tracking.

    Select collection

  4. Confirm (with Select). The collection will be listed as associated.


Editing Associated Content

Once you have associated a collection you can:

  • Remove the association.
  • Add Assets to the collection.
  • Select an asset for further action.
  • Edit the asset.

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