Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) comes with a variety of out-of-the-box components that provide comprehensive functionality for website authors. They are available when editing a page and are grouped by main functional area (i.e. component group) to aid filtering.
The components are available when editing a page. To aid filtering, the components are grouped by main functional area (i.e. component group).
This section only discusses components that are available out-of-the-box in a standard AEM installation.
Depending on your instance you may have customized components developed explicitly for your requirements. These may even have the same name as some of the components discussed here.
The Components Console gives an overview of the component groups, and components, that are provided by your AEM installation. You can view key information about the individual components and their usage.
The following pages provide fast links to some of the major areas of content management (links to further areas are given on the overview page above):
- Components for Page Authoring
Components used for creating standard page content are primarily contained in the groups General, Columns and Forms.
Components found in the Communities component group provide interactive features for a website, such as forums and comments. Many of these components are included when a Community Site is created.
The eCommerce functionality within AEM also includes a range of components, contained in the Commerce group. Actual use can depend on the commerce engine being used.
In addition to the components that authors can (immediately) access through the sidekick in a standard installation, various other components are also available. You can use Design mode to enable/disable these and edit parameters for specific components.