|Target audience||AEM authors, admins, and developers|
|Applicable Experience Manager versions||5 and later|
This article is designed to provide new users with a list of the most basic and important resources to immediately gain value with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).
Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is an enterprise-grade web content management system with a wide array of powerful features. For information, see What is Adobe Experience Manager?.
Get started with Adobe Experience Manager by picking one of the following topics:
- First Steps for Authors - Start creating, editing and publishing content with the classic UI
- First Steps for Developers - Build your first AEM component in only 10 minutes
- Download and start working - Install and run AEM in record time using the AEM quickstart
You can view previous versions of the AEM documentation by following links in the AEM documentation topics.
If you're ever in a position where you're not sure how to proceed, you have access to AEM community experts around the world. Go to AEM help-forums.adobe.com and join in on the community. In addition, you can also use social media by sending tweets to @AdobeMktgCare.
This AEM walk through enables you to create a fully featured website with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM). The website will be based on a generic website and is targeted primarily at web developers. All development will take place within an author environment. To create the sample web site, see:
Explore the videos, community articles, member's blogs, and other online resources available for AEM users. There are many AEM articles that will get you up and running with AEM. To view the AEM Help page, go to the following URL:
Each month, the AEM community team hosts a webinair. Its your chance to join the AEM community experts - including Adobe AEM experts. You can ask questions and see AEM in action. Watch out for monthly annoucements that inform you how to sign up.
You can also watch existing Ask the community Experts sessions here:
To learn AEM 6 functionality, it is recommended that you read the following articles:
- Creating your first Adobe Experience Manager Touch UI component - learn how to create an AEM 6 Touch UI component
- Extending AEM 6 Administrator User Interface - learn how to extend the AEM 6 user interface
- Creating your first Adobe Experience Manager Sightly component - learn how to create a Sighly AEM component
- Using custom xtypes in Adobe Experience Manager 6 Touch UI - learn to use a custom XTYPE in AEM 6
- Creating Adobe Experience Manager Touch UI components that consume web services - learn how to create a Touch UI component that displays information obtained from a third-party web service
To learn AEM 5.x functionality, it is recommended that you read the following articles:
- Programmatically Accessing Experience Manager Content using the JCR API - learn how to use the JCR API to access the AEM JCR
- Creating Experience Manager bundles using Apache CXF that consume web services - learn how to write an OSGi bundle that invokes a third-party web service
- Submitting Experience Manager form data to custom Sling Servlets - learn how to write a custom Sling Servlet
- Querying Adobe Experience Manager Data using the JCR API - learn how to query JCR data from within an OSGi bundle
- Creating your first Adobe Experience Manager custom xtype - learn how to create a custom xtype for AEM
- Creating your first AEM Service using an Adobe Maven Archetype project - learn how to write a custom AEM service.