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Newsletter freeform template

Use this guide to learn how to create a newsletter using Freeform template. You can build your own newsletter page in AEM now and link it to the actual newsletter. 


  • allows you to create newsletter page in AEM.
  • allows you to select a number of components relevant for creating a newsletter. 
  • allows you to place videos on the newsletter page.

Before you start

Step 1: Navigate to Home

Step 2: Create a new page

  • Select Create in the top right-hand corner.
  • The Create drop-down menu will display.
  • Select Newsletter Template.

Step 3: Enter the newsletter title

  • Enter the Title of your newsletter. For example: Term 3 Week 8.
  • Do not include any punctuation in the title, including full stops. 
  • Do not fill out any of the other fields.
  • Select Create.

Step 4: Open your newsletter page

  • A success message will appear once the newsletter is created.
  • Select Open to edit the newsletter.

Step 5: Edit your newsletter 

  • Select Edit in the top right of the page. This button is next to Preview. 

Step 6: Add banner

Step 7: Add components

Publish your changes

  • For changes to be updated on your live school website you will need to publish the page.
  • Important: You should also publish this newsletter template first before linking it to your newsletter page.

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