Website Administration

You are reading the AEM 6.2 version of Website Administration.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.1  AEM 6.0 

The following administration tools are available for managing websites and pages:

Multinational and Multilingual Sites

You can efficiently create content for multinational and multilingual sites through the combined use of the Multi Site Manager and the translation workflow. Create a master site in one language, for a specific country, then use that content as a basis for the other sites, using translation where required:

  • Translate the master site into different languages. 
  • Use Multi Site Manager to:
    • Re-use content from the master site, and the translations, to create sites for other countries and cultures.
    • Make sure to limit the use of Multi Site Manager to content within one language, e.g. English master -> English language branches in country sites, French master -> French language branches in country sites. 
    • Where required, detach elements of the live copies to add localization details.

The following diagram illustrates how the main concepts intersect (but does not show all levels/elements involved):



MSM does not manage the different language versions as such. MSM manages the deployment of translated content from a blueprint (e.g. a global master) to the live copies (e.g. the local sites), within the boundaries of a language.

Managing languages, and translating content into different languages, happens with the translation integration capabilities of AEM, in conjunction with third-party translation management services.


It is recommended to read the best practices for the appropriate section(s):

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