Learning new skills can be challenging, especially if you don't understand how to use the tools. In this lesson, get your first look at AEM and explore the interface you will be using throughout the video training.
- For this video, you will learn the basics of the Adobe Experience Manager interface, and how to navigate to different parts of the platform. Open the Adobe Experience Manager and log in. Depending on how your training environment is set up, you may have your own username and password or you you may be using the default username and password of admin. I'll go ahead and enter admin for the username and admin for password. Click sign in. Once you have logged in, you will be on the AEM projects page. To move around the Adobe Experience Manager, you can access navigation by clicking on the Adobe Experience Manager logo or text in the upper right hand corner.
When you click on the logo or text, the navigation menu appears and you are able to select where you want to go. The menu will close when you click on a navigation item or you click the logo or text again. The search icon will allow you to search the Adobe Experience Manager for content that is stored in the system. Click the X to exit the search menu. The question mark icon will give you access to help for AEM. The Adobe Marketing Cloud navigation will give you access to other parts of the marketing cloud that your organization uses that you may have access to. The bell icon will take you to the notifications interface in AEM.
The user icon will allow you to manage your user preferences and sign out. If you have administrative privileges, it will also allow you to impersonate other users in the system. The view icon will allow you to switch between the card, list and stats view, and the options will vary based on what area of the Adobe Experience Manager you are in. The create button will allow you to create different types of content in the Adobe Experience Manager based on where you are in the system. For example, on the projects page, you are able to create folders and additional projects. The icon to toggle the sidebar menu will also give you different options based on where you are in the Adobe Experience Manager.
For example, on the projects page, you have access to the timeline. From the timeline, you can see recently used, last viewed and last edited items. Now you have a general feel for the Adobe Experience Manager interface and are ready to learn how to accomplish specific tasks.
- Exploring the features in Sites and in Assets
- Creating a new page with text, images, and titles
- Modifying page properties
- Organizing assets with folders
- Managing renditions, versions, and references
- Editing an existing image asset
- Adding metadata and tags to an asset
- Publish an asset to the Adobe Marketing Cloud