Read on for the improvements to AEM Communities since the 6.4 release. To learn about the new features in greater detail, see AEM 6.5 Communities User Guide.
To obtain the latest release, see the Deploying Communities section of the documentation.
AEM Communities now allows registered users to tag (mention) other registered members to elicit their attention, in User Generated Content. The tagged (mentioned) members are then notified, with deep link to the corresponding User Generated Content. Users can, however, opt to disable/enable the web and email notifications.
Community users need not search for their first name, last name, or user name to see if anyone has reached out to them or needs their attention. Moreover, it allows the UGC authors to seek response from specific registered users who can best address the issue and add inputs.
The community administrators need to Enable Mention on community components to allow registered users use the functionality on those components.
Registered community members can now send direct messages in bulk to groups through a single email composition, instead of sending the same message individually to group members. To allow group messaging, enable both the instances of Messaging Operations Service.
Custom filters in Bulk Moderation
Custom filters can now be developed and added to Bulk Moderation UI.
List View in Bulk Moderation
New List View with improved UI has been provided in bulk moderation to display User Generated Content entries.
Author side site and group administrators
Communities, AEM 6.5 onwards, allows decentralized administration (and management) of different community sites and groups/ nested groups. Organizations hosting multiple community sites and nested groups can now select members for administrator roles on Author side at the time of site (and group) creation.
Site Administrators can create a group at any level of hierarchy and become the default administrators. These administrators can later be removed by other group administrators. Group administrators can manage their group G1 and create a subgroup nested under G1.
SCORM 2017.1 support
The enablement functionality of AEM 6.5 Communities support Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) 2017.1 engine.