OpenCms Features Version 5 and earlier

Here are some of the major features of OpenCms which were introduced with version 5 or earlier OpenCms releases.

Have a look at the following feature descriptions

  • The Explorer view of OpenCms

    The Explorer view is designed like common file managers and shows the contents of the website. It provides all functions for editors to work on the website.
  • Integrated WYSIWYG editor

    Editing unstructured page contents is easy with OpenCms by using the built-in WYSIWYG editor. It is similar to popular office applications and requires no HTML knowledge.
  • Previewing of modified content

    Preview modified page contents directly from the editor by clicking on the "Preview" button without leaving the editor.
  • Integrated Offline / Online workflow

    The project mechanism of OpenCms provides an integrated workflow environment with offline "staging" and online "live" systems on the same server.
  • Meta information (properties)

    Attach various kinds of meta information (known as "properties") to each resource in the virtual file system. Use the integrated dialogs to set the title and navigation properties or for more advanced functionality.
  • The Administration view of OpenCms

    Switch to the Administration view to perform advanced tasks like manage accounts, configure search indexes and many more.
  • Module Management of OpenCms

    Use the integrated module mechanism of OpenCms that allows convenient bundling of contents or functionality for deployment on other machines.
  • JSP integration in OpenCms

    The JSP integration in OpenCms allows easy and standards based creation of dynamic functionality for templates, dynamic forms and other use cases.
  • Static export

    Use the highly configurable static export feature to improve performance or to create a full static copy of a website.

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Latest News

  • OpenCms 13 available

    Apr 13, 2022 - OpenCms 13 features a new plugin system as a more flexible replacement of the "headincludes" functionality. Geo search functionality has been added to find contents by geo coordinates. Extensions to the template variant mechanism allow setting overrides and renaming of formatter keys. There are also refinements for the "Mercury" default template as well as security improvements.

  • OpenCms 13 Release Notes

    Apr 13, 2022 - The OpenCms 13 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • Alkacon OCEE 13

    Apr 13, 2022 - Alkacon OCEE 13 is the latest OCEE release for OpenCms 13. This version fixes a number of issues that have been detected in Alkacon OCEE 12 and improves the licensing mechanism.

  • OpenCms 12 available

    Oct 12, 2021 - OpenCms 12 features a headless JSON API for REST content access, together with several JavaScript demo applications that show how to use it. The default "Mercury" template has been greatly improved. Template variants allow to completely switch the generated HTML of a website simply by configuration. The updated WebDAV implementation enables mounting the OpenCms virtual file system from any WebDAV client.