Bloomreach Experience Manager Open Source Plugins
Bloomreach Experience Manager has a pluggable architecture and many additional features are available as plugins. Bloomreach Experience Manager provides three levels of support for plugins:
- Default plugins, included in the Bloomreach Experience Manager archetype by default.
- Standard plugins, most of them available from the Essentials feature library.
- Community maintained, available from the BloomReach Forge at Github with its own documentation site at GitHub.io.
A default or standard plugin meets BloomReach quality standards, is properly documented, and is tested against each new Bloomreach Experience Manager release and updated if necessary.
Bloomreach Experience Manager Default Plugins
Default plugins are developed and supported by BloomReach, and they are already included in the Maven archetype used to start Bloomreach Experience Manager projects and no additional installation steps through the setup application are required.
Bloomreach Experience Manager Standard Plugins in the Essentials Setup Application/Feature Library
Standard plugins are developed and supported by BloomReach and can be added to your project from the feature library in the Essentials setup application.
- Content Blocks
- Dashboard Document Wizard
- Gallery Manager
- Google Maps
- Open Street Map
- Related Documents
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Simple Content
Some recently added standard plugins are not available through the Essentials library yet:
Community plugins are maintained by the Bloomreach Experience Manager community. It is up to the community to make sure the plugins meet quality standards, are properly documented, and are tested against each new Bloomreach Experience Manager release.
The following community plugins are frequently used in Bloomreach Experience Manager projects (alphabetically ordered):
- Apache Camel: Hippo Events Support
- External Document Picker Plugin Base
- Hippo CMS7 Extra Folder Context Menus
- HST Spring Framework Support
- HST Spring Security Support
- URL Rewriter (also available as supported URL Rewriter Enterprise Add-on for Bloomreach Experience Manager 12)