AEM and UGC: Different Approaches

I have read with interest the article post “AEM and UGC – A Practical Example” because I spent a lot of time in similar situations during my CQ/AEM professional life. The approach described in the article is what Adobe recommended with CQ 5.x: user generated content (UGC) posted on a Publish instance is reverse replicated …


Do not rely on Online Compaction in AEM 6.x

Most of you should probably already be aware that there are some challenges in AEM 6.x with repository disk growth. While this has improved marginally in more recent releases, it’s absolutely vital to a healthy Adobe Experience Manager stack that offline compaction be performed regularly. For our Managed Services clients, this is a service our …


A Study in Dialog Data Types: Type Hints

Many Adobe Experience Manager authors and developers are familiar with the concept of a dialog box. In general, customizable AEM components give authors a set of options that they can author when they create or modify a component. The dialog box is the AEM mechanism by which developers enable authors to make these changes, usually …