Frequently Asked Questions
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There are other IntelliJ plugins for AEM development. Why should I use IntellJ AEM?
A number of plugins exist that are useful when developing for AEM. They are mostly of good quality and if they suit your needs, by all means go ahead and use them. However, IntelliJ AEM provides a lot of unique features that make it worthwhile to use (check out the Features section for details). And keep in mind that nothing stops you from running IntelliJ AEM side by side with other plugins.
Is IntelliJ AEM free and will it be free forever?
As long as IntelliJ AEM is in beta, it's free for everyone to use. However, since building a high quality IntelliJ plugin requires a lot of time and dedication, it's planned to charge a small amount when it's officially released. But rest assured that it wont be more than is affordable by companies and individual developers alike.
IntelliJ AEM is installed and enabled. Why is it not working?
Please make sure you have added the AEM Support framework to your modules. Check out Adding Framework Support in the documentation for required steps.
The beta version expired before I could update to a newer version. How do I enable it again?
The steps are basically the same as when installing the plugin from scratch. Just follow the steps in the Getting Started guide to update the plugin and then enable it again.
Why are my
.configfiles not using the new language support?
IntelliJ IDEA will only associate files with
.configextension with the new language if you haven't associated them manually before. Open Preferences -> Editor -> File Types and check if the extension is already associated with another language.