User guides and resources
AEM capabilities user guides
AEM implementation user guides
Developing on AEM
Core Components for AEM
HTL (HTML Template Language) for AEM
Cloud Manager for AEM
AEM 6.5 release notes
Classes & certification
Troubleshooting & Help
New to AEM
What is Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and where to get documentation?
Adobe Experience Manager is a web-based client-server system for building, managing and deploying commercial websites and related services. It combines a number of infrastructure-level and application-level functions into a single integrated package.
Where do I download the AEM software?
Customers with a valid maintenance and support contract should have received a mail notification with a code and be able to download AEM from the Adobe Licensing Website.
Visit our AEM Sustenance Hub for information on AEM releases.
How do I get official support for AEM?
Where is documentation for other versions of AEM?
You're in the right place for the latest documentation for AEM 6.5.
We also have documentation for older versions of Adobe Experience Manager. You can use the version component on any page to move between versions, or pick from this list.
- AEM 6.4
- AEM 6.3
- AEM 6.2
- AEM 6.1
- **AEM 6.0
- **AEM 5.6.1
- **AEM 5.6
- **CQ 5.5
- **CQ 5.4
- **CQ 5.3
- **CRX 2.3
** version no longer officially supported by Adobe
Learn about AEM capabilities
AEM Sites is a content management system within Experience Manager that gives you one place to create, manage, and deliver digital experiences across websites, mobile sites, and on-site screens to make them global in reach, yet personally relevant and engaging. Learn more or dig into some of our new video feature tutorials.
AEM Assets lets your organization easily create, manage, deliver and optimize digital assets from a multi-tenant cloud platform. Dig into some of our new video feature tutorials around AEM Assets.
AEM provides an easy-to-use solution to create, manage, publish, and update complex digital forms while integrating with back-end processes, business rules, and data.
AEM Forms combine form authoring, management, and publishing along with correspondence management capabilities, document security, and integrated analytics to create engaging end-to-end experiences. Dig into some of our new video feature tutorials for AEM Forms.
Screens is an Experience Manager capability that allows you to publish dynamic and interactive digital experiences and interactions involving different types of screens in conjunction with a comprehensive digital marketing platform. Learn more.
Communities is an Experience Manager capability that helps you create online community experiences, including forums, user groups, learning resources, and other social features that are valuable to customers, employees, and your brand. Learn more.
Best Practices, How To, and Training for AEM
Where can I learn more about training or education for AEM?
Adobe has a number of key resources to help you get the best from AEM.
- Our official AEM training catalog is here.
- If you're looking to get certified on AEM, our full guide to official AEM Certifications is available here.
The AEM Community is constantly producing example workflows, tutorials and content code samples from suggestions and collaborative work.
Best practices content for different AEM capabilities
Getting started guides for different AEM capabilities
AEM has many uses in organizations and is broad enough to deliver functionality across a company. If you're looking to dig into first steps, you can visit our Getting Started Guides:
- AEM Platform & Sites Getting Started
- AEM Forms Getting Started
- AEM Mobile Getting Started
- AEM Communities Getting Started
- AEM Livefyre Getting Started
We also have a new WKND tutorial, which is a step by step guide to the creation of your first website using AEM as well as a step by step recipe for deploying our Digital Foundation solution, for which AEM is a key building block.
Recommended deployments for AEM
MicroKernels act as persistence managers and understanding these is key to a successful AEM implementation. Choosing one to fit your needs depends on the purpose of your instance and the deployment type you are considering. Learn about their recommended uses in the most common AEM setups.
AEM security checklist
Security is a key consideration in your installation of AEM. Learn about the various steps and measures required to ensure that your AEM installation is secure when deployed. The checklist is intended to be applied from top to bottom.
AEM Frequently Asked Questions
The AEM Community
What is the AEM Community?
The AEM Community has thousands of members around the world. They range from people new to Experience Manager, to seasoned expert developers and administrators. We are there to help you from questions about AEM capabilities through to helping with development questions. We hold regular Expert sessions with internal and external expert users and help produce samples, articles and tutorials for you.
Join the community today for access to the best content, people and knowledge. It's open to everyone, if you have an interest in AEM, then you're welcome. Drop by today.
What events are there for AEM Community Members?
There are a whole host of events for members! Every month we hold sessions where you can Ask the Expert on specific AEM topics. We also will let you know about major events, such as Immerse or the Adobe Summit, or even User Group events in your area.
The best thing to do is visit the AEM Community today and see what's going on.
Can I get code samples to help me?
The AEM community team is continually producing 'how to' guides and code samples to help Experience Manager developers and users get to grips with the solution. Here is our full list of practical articles and code samples.
Ask the Community Expert Sessions & GEMS
The AEM Community holds regular events to help educate members on techniques and best practices. You can attend these live webcasts or play them back at your leisure. We have Expert events and also feature overviews and what's new recordings.