AEM CQ 561 - Working with Launches


Create a future release of page. Launches feature is useful when a business user likes to add or modify content released (promoted) to publish in a future date. Any content added in current source page is optionally, automatically synced, so that launch page always has latest content.

Creating a Launch

1) Access Geometrixx English page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/geometrixx/en.html and make a copy of it ( Sidekick -> Page tab -> Copy Page). We'll work on the copy

2) Goto Websites console http://localhost:4502/siteadmin, select the page and click New Launch from grid toolbar

3) Enter name for launch ( visible in Sidekick for identifying this launch ). The Launch date entered below is for informational purpose and content is not automatically promoted when date is reached

4)  You can now access the created launch from control center http://localhost:4502/libs/launches/content/admin.html, but a better way is to reach from source page context; Access the page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/geometrixx/en1.html -> Sidekick -> Versioning tab -> Launches -> (Select launch) Future English Page and click Switch to open launch page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/launches/future_english_page/content/geometrixx/en1.html

5) Let try the auto content sync; Modify source page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/geometrixx/en1.html and content updates automatically propagate to launch page. Click the Launches Switch in sidekick to see if launch page is modified

6) While you are on launch page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/launches/future_english_page/content/geometrixx/en1.html modify the page (add new components)

7) As content is still not promoted, launch page content is different form source page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/geometrixx/en1.html

8) Click on launch page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/launches/future_english_page/content/geometrixx/en1.html -> Sidekick -> Page tab -> Promote Launch

9) Check source page http://localhost:4502/cf#/content/geometrixx/en1.html, and you can see the content promoted for activation

10) So launches are a convenient way to leisurely work on future versions of page without creating an entirely new page


  1. How to handle requirement like, promote the page but dont replace the source content. Rather it should duplicate now with my choice of new URL