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 10.5.4 available

    May 17, 2018 - While the Alkacon team is currently working hard on OpenCms version 11, another maintenance release 10.5.4 for OpenCms 10.5 is now ready for download, fixing some security issues. A new version of Alkacon OCEE for 10.5.4 is also available.

  • OpenCms 10.5.4 Release Notes

    May 17, 2018 - The OpenCms 10.5.4 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • OpenCms 10.5.3 available

    Oct 18, 2017 - OpenCms 10.5.3 is a maintenance release for OpenCms 10.5. This version fixes an issue introduced with the Chrome 61 update that caused problems in the positioning of UI elements. A number of other issues have also been fixed. A new version of Alkacon OCEE is also available.

  • OpenCms 10.5.3 Release Notes

    Oct 18, 2017 - The OpenCms 10.5.3 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.