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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AEM Communities components, functions and features provide the building blocks for community sites.
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.
Visit Deploying Communities to learn about recommended deployments and dispatcher configuration.
Visit Administering Communities Sites to learn about creating a Community Site, configuring Community Site Templates, moderating community content, managing members, and configuring messaging.
Visit Authoring Communities Components to learn how to author with and configure Communities components.