Create a demo site in AEM based on a library of pre-configured templates.
In the previous document of the AEM Reference Demos Add-On journey, Create Program, you took the first configuration step to create a program for testing purposes and used a pipeline to deploy the add-on content. You should now:
This article describes the next step of the process by creating a new site or AEM Screens project in AEM based on the templates of the Reference Demo Add-On.
This document helps you understand how to create a new site based on the templates of the Reference Demo Add-On. After reading you should:
Once the pipeline has deployed the Reference Demo Add-On, you can access the AEM authoring environment to create demo sites based on the add-on content.
From the program overview page in Cloud Manager, tap or click on the link to the AEM authoring environment.
From the main menu of AEM, tap or click on Sites.
From the sites console, tap or click Create at the top-right of the screen and select Site from template in the drop-down.
The site creation wizard starts. In the left column you can see the demo templates that the pipeline deployed to your authoring instance. Tap or click one to select it and show details in the right column. If you wish to test or demo AEM Screens, be sure to choose the We.Cafe Site Template. Tap or click Next.
In the next screen, provide a title for your site or Screens project. A site name can be provided or will be generated from the title if omitted. Tap or click Create.
The site creation is confirmed with a dialog. Tap or click Done.
You have now created your own demo site!
Now that your demo site is created, you can navigate and use it as you would any other site in AEM.
The site now appears in the sites console.
In the top-right corner of the screen, make sure that the console view is set to Column View.
Tap or click the site to explore its structure and contents. The column view continuously expands as you navigate the content tree of the demo site.
Tap or click a page to select it and then tap or click Edit in the toolbar.
You can edit the page as any other AEM content page such as adding or editing components or assets and test the functionality of AEM.
Congratulations! You now can explore your demo site’s content further and discover all that AEM has to offer through the best practices content of the Reference Demo Add-On.
Create additional sites based on other templates to explore more AEM functionality.
Now that you have completed this part of the AEM Reference Demo Add-On journey you should:
You can now test the features of AEM using add-on content. You have two options to continue your journey: