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Content and Experience Cloud - Component, Template, Theme and Content Layout Development

To learn about developing components for Content and Experience Cloud, see the links below:

Developing for Oracle Content and Experience Cloud

Test to Production – Use the OCE toolkit for Test to Production


  • Make sure node and npm are in your PATH. Use NodeJS 8.0.0 or later.
  • Download the OCE Toolkit - e.g. from GitHub - link
  • Install the dependencies
cd  <download-path>/content-and-experience-toolkit/sites
npm install
  • Put cec on your path:


sudo ln -s $PWD/content-and-experience-toolkit/sites/node_modules/.bin/cec /usr/local/bin/cec


Run SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe, edit Environment Variables and add <your download path>\content-and-experience-toolkit\sites\node_modules\.bin to the PATH variable, replacing <your download path> as appropriate.

  • Run the command line utility cec to get help about the commands.

Create an initial src directory

Create an initial src directory in any location on your local file system to contain your CEC source. A package.json some dependencies, and src will be created. You can use this a your starting point for CEC source and dependency inclusion.

mkdir cec-src
cd cec-src
cec install
  • Start the local test harness to allow disconnected development of components, themes, templates, and content layouts:
cec develop
  • the runtime test harness can be accessed from the browser using address: http://localhost:8085

  • Your components, themes, templates, layouts can all be found in src/main

Using a Content and Experience Cloud instance for local testing

The CEC instance can be used for the following things:

  • Testing components like Sample-File-List which access content
  • Generating Content Layouts from content types stored in CEC
  • Rendering Content Layouts using content from CEC
  • Exporting and Importing templates, and components from / to CEC into local file system

The steps are as follows:

  • Update file to point to your CEC instance. Note for internal compute CEC instances, use cec_env=pod
cec_env=pod_ec file will be loaded from your current working directory. Alternatively, you can use an environment variable to specify the location. E.g.:

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