Communities Sites communities-sites

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This section is for those who administer AEM Communities and assumes familiarity with AEM Communities features.

Overview overview

For an overview and getting started tutorials, visit:

Administration and Configuration Topics administration-and-configuration-topics

Communities Site Creation and Management communities-site-creation-and-management

User Generated Content user-generated-content

A major feature of AEM Communities is the generation of user generated content (UGC) by signed in site visitors (members). To learn more about working with UGC visit:

  • Common UGC Store: choice of SRP for shared storage of UGC
  • Moderating UGC: trusted members may moderate UGC in bulk or in-context
  • Tagging UGC: features may be configured to allow members to tag content
  • Translating UGC: features may be configured to translate all UGC or allow members to translate selected posts
  • Analytics Configuration: enabling Adobe Analytics to report on various metrics regarding member activity

Community Members community-members

  • Managing Users and User Groups: details of community members and member groups, including privileged members
  • Contribution Limits: ability to constrain posting by new members
  • Tunnel Service: allows publish-side members and member groups to be accessed from the author environment
  • Members and Groups consoles: allows publish-side members and member groups to be created and managed from the author environment
  • User Synchronization: for synchronizing members and member groups across multiple publish instances
  • Social Login with Facebook and Twitter: ability for site visitors to become a community member using their Facebook or Twitter credentials
  • Scoring and Badges: ability for badges to be assigned to identify role(s) of a member and for members to earn badges through their participation in the community
  • Notifications: ability for members to be notified of activity they follow
  • Subscriptions: ability for members to interact with the community using external email
  • Messaging: ability for members to interact with the community using internal messages

Enablement Features enablement-features

Deployment deployment

The deployment section contains information specific to AEM Communities.

The nature of working with community content influences the structure of the deployment:

It is important to install the most recent Communities release on the AEM platform:

See the deployment page for other Communities specific information, such as for Upgrading, Dispatcher and Replication.