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The basic facility that should be provided by a WCM is the ability to add content, save it, and make it available for public usage.

In Day CQ5, these actions can be performed on the AUTHOR INSTANCE.


An Author Instance is the facility provided by Adobe Day CQ5 for the content providers. The content providers (otherwise called as Authors) will login to this instance, and manage pages.

Like how we we have contributor interface in Oracle WebCenter Sites / Fatwire, similarly we have an Author Instance in Day CQ5.

What can be done using this Author Instance?

Author can do the following actions like:

  • Create Content
  • Save Content
  • Edit Content
  • Move Content
  • Delete Content, etc.

In Information Technology, no software stands and plays alone for a long time. There are number of new technologies coming these days, getting popular, well noticed by customers / clients. But after some time, a day comes where these technologies are dominated by other technologies.

Coming to the Content Management Systems, there are many niche players like EMC, Oracle, etc. And Adobe joined them by redesigning Communique 4. It has released ADOBE DAY CQ5, basing on Communiqué 4. ADOBE DAY CQ5 is a new WEB EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

What is Adobe Experience Manager?

Adobe Experience Manager helps you organize and manage the delivery of creative assets and other content across your digital marketing channels, including web, mobile, email, communities, and video.

Similar to Oracle WebCenter Sites,  ADOBE DAY CQ5 helps us to build compelling content-centric applications that combine Web Content Management, Workflow Management, Digital Asset Management and Collaboration sites.

Prerequisites for development within CQ

For the developers,  to build WEM site using the Day CQ5, following technologies are required:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JSP

The documentation for Adobe Day CQ5 can be accessed from

I’m now starting with Day CQ5, and will be updating topics on Day CQ5 from now on.