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).

What is Adobe Experience Manager? 

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

Get started with Adobe Experience Manager by picking one of the following topics:

To view the AEM product documentation, see AEM 6 Documentation.  


You can view previous versions of the AEM documentation by following links in the AEM documentation topics. 

Join the Community

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 and join in on the community. In addition, you can also use social media by sending tweets to @AdobeMktgCare.  

Build the AEM sample web site

As a new user to AEM, it is strongly recommended that you build the sample AEM web site.



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:

How to Create a Fully Featured Internet Website 

Explore the content on the AEM Help page

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:

AEM Ask the Community Experts

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:

Ask the AEM Communkity Experts

AEM Community articles

To learn AEM 6 functionality, it is recommended that you read the following articles:

To learn AEM 5.x functionality, it is recommended that you read the following articles:

See also

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