Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Developing an AEM HTML Template Langauge Component that searches for AEM Content Tags

You can create a custom Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) HTL (formally Sightly) component that searches for AEM content tags. Tags are a quick and easy method of classifying content within your website. In technical terms, a tag is a piece of metadata assigned to a content node within AEM (usually a page).  A custom tag library uses an OSGi component. Within the OSGi component, the AEM Tag Manager is used to search for the content tags, For information about the API, see TagManager API.

After you develop the AEM HTL component, you can invoke its actions from an AEM component. For example, the component can display information about a content tag, as shown in the following illustration.

This article steps you through how to build this HTL component that searches for tags. To read this development article, click

NOTE: The class com.adobe.cq.sightly.WCMUse is depreciated. This article shows use of WCMUsePojo.

NOTE: This article shows you how to build the Tag Search component using Sightly. For information on how to build this Tag Search component using JSP, see

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