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Hi, I'm new to AEM and trying to understand CRX DE and creating sites, in AEM 6.3

I follow the steps to create a project within CRX DE. However, I then can't create a website. The project in CRX DE doesn't appear in /siteadmin nor under sites on the AEM touch UI. How do I get the project from CRXDE into these places?

Tutorials I was looking at:

Adobe Experience Manager Help | Integrating custom Adobe Experience Manager Component with third-par...

Adobe Experience Manager Help | Creating your First Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 website

In the last step (Create an Experience Manager web page that displays..), it prompts me to go to http://localhost:4502 and select websites. This is not an option I'm presented with. "Sites" gives me only the Geometrixx one.

Sorry if this is a duplicate, I'm really new to this. Thank you,

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This is a tough platform to learn from scratch on your own.

I am one of Adobe's AEM trainers and so, of course, I'm going to recommend you come to training.  The class that would give you the boost you need is:  Develop Websites and Components in Adobe Experience Manager.

That said, I think I can give you a tip or two that will let you continue your solo explorations:

1. Don't mix those two tutorials.  One is from 5.5 circa 2011 and the other is from 6.3 circa 2017.  Things have changed lot.  Stick with the 6.3 one.  Example: the navigation option called "Websites" in 5.5 is "Sites" in 6.3.

2. Wipe out whatever you have done so far and start again.  Preferably install a new and separate instance.  You don't want your previous mixed-up work hobbling you on your new try.

3. If you see the Geometrixx sample sites you may not be on AEM 6.3.  AEM 6.3 only ships with the newer We.Retail sample site.  That said, the Toy Store site should work back to AEM 6.1 (untested - but I don't see anything that would block it).

4. If you have Java development, Eclipse, and Maven experience you might consider the "WKND Tutorial" as a next step.  It is at: Getting Started with AEM Sites - WKND Tutorial

As you make a second run at the Toy Store tutorial come back here if you run into problems.

Lee Klement

Adobe Digital Learning Services

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This is a tough platform to learn from scratch on your own.

I am one of Adobe's AEM trainers and so, of course, I'm going to recommend you come to training.  The class that would give you the boost you need is:  Develop Websites and Components in Adobe Experience Manager.

That said, I think I can give you a tip or two that will let you continue your solo explorations:

1. Don't mix those two tutorials.  One is from 5.5 circa 2011 and the other is from 6.3 circa 2017.  Things have changed lot.  Stick with the 6.3 one.  Example: the navigation option called "Websites" in 5.5 is "Sites" in 6.3.

2. Wipe out whatever you have done so far and start again.  Preferably install a new and separate instance.  You don't want your previous mixed-up work hobbling you on your new try.

3. If you see the Geometrixx sample sites you may not be on AEM 6.3.  AEM 6.3 only ships with the newer We.Retail sample site.  That said, the Toy Store site should work back to AEM 6.1 (untested - but I don't see anything that would block it).

4. If you have Java development, Eclipse, and Maven experience you might consider the "WKND Tutorial" as a next step.  It is at: Getting Started with AEM Sites - WKND Tutorial

As you make a second run at the Toy Store tutorial come back here if you run into problems.

Lee Klement

Adobe Digital Learning Services

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For the Adobe Experience Manager Help | Creating your First Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 website - you should be using CRXDE lite and follow the steps in the article exactly as is. You will get the results shown in the article.