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WCM mode


Web Content Management (WCM) mode configures information related to how content is requested. In other words, it refers to the mode through which content is to be used.

Available modes are:

  • disabled - for end-user requests
  • edit - for content editing
  • preview - for previews of content editing

To set the WCM mode, add the request parameter wcmmode to the URL that points to any resource under the /content/* path. For example: /content/test/pages/some-page.html?wcmmode=disabled.

The default mode is disabled.

Checking WCM mode

It is possible to test the current WCM mode and respond depending on the mode value. You can achieve this using both HTL and the Java API.


In Sling Scripting, including HTL, WCM mode flags are available. They can be used to evaluate conditions via, for example, a data-sly-test.

<sly data-sly-test="${wcmmode.disabled}">
    This will be printed only if the current mode is 'disabled'.
<sly data-sly-test="${wcmmode.edit}">
    This will be printed only if the current mode is 'edit'.
<sly data-sly-test="${wcmmode.preview}">
    This will be printed only if the current mode is 'preview'.

Java API

In the Java API, the WCM mode is represented by the enum and delivered by pl.ds.websight:websight-pages-foundation-bundle. The enum value is set within the request attribute WcmMode.REQUEST_ATTRIBUTE_NAME and is used to resolve the WCM mode from the request during request processing. The mode can be tested using the WcmMode enum methods.

Forcing WCM mode in HTL

If you include resources or scripts in HTL using data-sly-resource or data-sly-include, you can set the WCM mode to a specific value using the requestAttributes option and the wcmmode object available in HTL.

Read more about data-sly-resource and data-sly-include here.

<sly data-sly-resource="${'title' @ requestAttributes = wcmmode.disabledModeAttribute}"></sly>
<sly data-sly-resource="${'title' @ requestAttributes = wcmmode.editModeAttribute}"></sly>
<sly data-sly-resource="${'title' @ requestAttributes = wcmmode.previewModeAttribute}"></sly>