A custom site template may be specified separately for each language copy of a community site.
To do so:
page-template property to the
Custom template in overlay path:
template-name (no extension)
/content/community site path/lang/configuration
All nodes in the overlaid path need only be of type
If the custom template is given the name sitepage.hbs, then all community sites are customized.
As an example,
vertical-sitepage.hbs is a site template that results in the placement of menu links vertically down the left side of the page, instead of horizontally below the banner.
Place the custom site template in the overlay folder:
Identify the custom template by adding a
page-template property to the configuration node:
Be sure to Save All and replicate custom code to all Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) instances (custom code is not included when the community site content is published from the console).
The recommended practice for replicating custom code is to create a package and deploy it on all instances.
Once a community site is created, it is possible to export the site as an AEM package stored in Package Manager and available for download and upload.
This is available from the Communities Sites console.
UGC and custom code is not included in the community site package.
To export UGC, use the AEM Communities UGC Migration Tool, an open-source migration tool available on GitHub.
As of AEM Communities 6.3 Service Pack 1, Delete Site icon appears on hovering over the community site from Communities > Sites console. During development, if it is desired to delete a community site and start fresh, you can use this functionality. Deleting a community site, removes the following items associated with that site:
To identify the unique site ID associated with the community site, using CRXDE:
Navigate to the language root of the site, such as
allow<#> node with a
rep:principalName in this format
rep:principalName = *community-enable-nrh9h-members*.
The site ID is the third component of
For example, if
rep:principalName = community-enable-nrh9h-members
Obtain the communities-srp-tools project from GitHub:
This contains a servlet to delete all UGC from any SRP.
All UGC may be removed or for a specific site, for example:
This only removes user-generated content (entered on publish) and not authored content (entered on author). Therefore, shadow nodes are not affected.