Thursday, 13 September 2012

Developing CQ Custom Workflow Steps using Maven

You can create an Adobe CQ custom workflow step by using Maven. A custom workflow step lets you customize a CQ workflow to meet your business requirements. An Adobe CQ workflow consists of steps that are either participant steps or process steps.

Note: This development article is for Adobe CQ 5.5 or lower. If you want to create a custom step for AEM 5.6, see

Participant steps require manual intervention by a person to advance the workflow. Process steps are actions performed by Adobe CQ if certain configured conditions are satisfied. You can create either a participant or process custom workflow step using Maven. You can use the Adobe CQ Java API to create a custom step.

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Digital Marketing Community Manager at Adobe Systems with over 16 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more CQ or other Adobe Digital Marketing end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.

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