How to get current communityId? So if there are two communties like community-domain/sales and community-domain/support so based on particular community context we should get that community Id. Is there global variable?

I found only solution to get communityId value in controller

String communityId=Network.getNetworkId();
  • There are a bunch of $Site global methods but none return a community Id AFAIK. Do all of your pages have custom controllers or extensions because you could use apex to surface the id to the page pretty easily. – greenstork Jun 16 '14 at 19:10
  • No custom controllers; most of the pages are based on js remoting and remote objects...I think to introduce GeneralController to calculate communityId – Natallia Jun 16 '14 at 19:22
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    Just to clarify, any page that uses JS Remoting would have a custom controller, although remote objects do not require a controller. You could certainly have a very basic controller with the fetching of the community id in the constructor to surface it to the page. – greenstork Jun 16 '14 at 19:25

Natalia, your question actually answered my question, which was how to get the Community ID to my Apex controller for a Visualforce component. I think you have answered your own question, which is to create a base controller that all of your site controllers will extend, so that every page can have access to the Community ID.

The base controller would look something like the following:

 * Base class for all custom Visualforce controllers, containing common
 * utility methods such as getting and setting page parameters
public virtual with sharing class CustomController {

     * @return the Community ID for the community context in which the
     *         controller is operating, based on the location at which
     *         a particular Visualforce page is requested
    public Id getNetworkId() {
        return Network.getNetworkId();

Then, just make sure all of your controllers for the site in question extend this base controller.

 * Controller for the SiteProfile page
public with sharing class SiteProfileController extends CustomController {

    /* ... */

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