Content Fragments Console

Learn how the Content Fragments console optimizes access to your Content Fragments, helping you create, search, and manage them by taking administrative actions such as publish, unpublish, copy.

The Content Fragments console is dedicated to managing, searching for, and creating Content Fragments. It has been optimized for use in a Headless context, but is also used when creating Content Fragments for use in page authoring.


This console only displays Content Fragments. It does not display other asset types such as images and videos.


Access to your Content Fragments is currently possible via:


Your project team can customize the console if required. See Customizing the Content Fragment Console for further details.

The Content Fragments console can be directly accessed from the top level of the Global Navigation:

Global Navigation - Content Fragments console

Basic Structure and Handling of the Console

Selecting Content Fragments will open the console in a new tab.

Content Fragments console - Overview

Here you can see that there are three main areas:

  • The top toolbar
    • Provides standard AEM functionality
    • Also shows your IMS organization
  • The left panel
    • Here you can hide, or reveal, the folder tree
    • You can select a specific branch of the tree
  • The main/right panel - from here you can:
    • See the list of all Content Fragments in the selected branch of the tree:

      • The location is indicated by the breadcrumbs; these can also be used to change the location
      • Content Fragments from the selected folder, and all child folders will be shown:
      • You can select a column header to sort the table according to that column; select again to toggle between ascending and descending
    • Create a new Content Fragment

    • Filter the Content Fragments according to a selection of predicates, and save the filter for future use

    • Search the Content Fragments

    • Customize the table view to show selected columns of information

    • Use Open in Assets to directly open the current location in the Assets console


      The Assets console is used to access assets, such as images, videos, etc. This console can be accessed:

      • using the Open in Assets link (in the Content Fragments console)
      • directly from the global navigation pane

Actions for a (selected) Content Fragment

Selecting a specific fragment will open a toolbar focused on the actions available for that fragment. You can also select multiple fragments - the selection of actions will be adjusted accordingly.

Content Fragments console - toolbar for a selected fragment

  • Open
  • Publish (and Unpublish)
  • Copy
  • Move
  • Rename
  • Delete

Actions such as Publish, Unpublish, Delete, Move, Rename, Copy, trigger an asynchronous job. The progress of that job can be monitored via the AEM Async Jobs UI.

The Information provided about your Content Fragments

The main/right panel (table view) of the console provides a range of information about your Content Fragments. Some items also provide direct links to further actions and/or information:

  • Name

    • Provides a link to open the fragment in the editor.
  • Model

    • Provides a link to open the fragment in the editor.
  • Folder

    • Provides a link to open the folder in the console.
      Hovering over the folder name will show the JCR path.
  • Status

    • Information only
  • Modified

    • Information only
  • Modified By

    • Information only
  • Published At

    • Information only
  • Published By

    • Information only
  • Referenced By

    • Provides a link that opens a dialog listing all parent references of that fragment; including referencing Content Fragments, Experience Fragments and pages. To open a specific reference, click on the Title in the dialog.

      Content Fragments console - References dialog

  • Language

    • Indicates the locale of the content fragment, together with the total number of locales/language copies associated with the content fragment.

      Content Fragments console - Language indicator

      • Click/tap on the count to open a dialog that displays all the language copies. To open a specific language copy, click on the Title in the dialog.

        Content Fragments console - Language dialog

Select the Available Columns

As with other consoles you can configure the columns that are visible, and available for action:

Content Fragments console - column configuration

This will present a list of columns that you can hide or show:

Content Fragments console - column configuration

Creating a new Content Fragment

Selecting Create opens the compact New Content Fragment dialog:

Content Fragments console - Creating a new fragment

Filtering Fragments

The Filter panel offers:

  • a selection of predicates that can be selected and combined
  • the opportunity to Save your configuration
  • the option to retrieve a saved search filter for reuse

Content Fragments console - Filtering

Searching Fragments

The search box supports full-text search. Entering your search terms in the search box:

Content Fragments console - Searching

Will provide the selected results:

Content Fragments console - Search Results

The search box also provides quick access to Recent Content Fragments and Saved Searches:

Content Fragments console - Recent and Saved

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