Blog Essentials

Last update: 2023-10-19
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As of AEM 6.1 Communities, a blog is a community activity. Blog articles are now posted from the publish environment, where previously, blog articles could only be created in the author environment and published.

Blog articles may now be created by any community member, unless restricted to privileged members.

This page provides the essential information for working with the blog feature.


The underlying infrastructure of the blog feature is the journal feature.

Essentials for Client-Side

The blog feature is composed of two main components that are available by adding the Blog function or by adding the components to a page in author edit mode.


resourceType social/journal/components/hbs/journal
includable No
clientllibs cq.ckeditor
templates /libs/social/journal/components/hbs/journal/journal.hbs
css /libs/social/journal/components/hbs/journal/clientlibs/journal.css
properties see Blog Feature

Blog Sidebar

resourceType social/journal/components/hbs/sidebar
includable No
templates /libs/social/journal/components/hbs/sidebar/sidebar.hbs
css /libs/social/journal/components/hbs/sidebar/clientlibs/sidebar.css
properties see Blog Feature

Essentials for Server-Side

Blog Function

A community site structure that includes the Blog function has Blog and Blog Sidebar components configured. The Blog function supports identifying a privileged member user group.

Accessing Blog Entries (UGC)

UGC should be moderated using one of the standard methods for moderation.
See Moderating User Generated Content.

As of AEM 6.1 Communities, use of a common store for UGC includes programmatic access to UGC regardless of the chosen storage option (such as ASRP, MSRP, or JSRP).

The location and format of the UGC in the repository is subject to change without warning.

See :

Primary Publisher

When the deployment is a publish farm, it is necessary to identify a primary publisher that polls for articles scheduled to be published.

See Primary Publisher for more details.

Allowing Rich Media

The AEM platform blocks links from other websites to prevent XSS attacks as described in

As of AEM 6.2, the modifications previously required to be made manually are included in the default AntiSamy config file.

Rich media is embedded in a blog article by selecting the Embed Media from External Sites icon :


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