Meta information (properties)

Simplified property dialog for a HTML page
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OpenCms allows to attach various kinds of meta information (known as "properties") to each resource in the virtual file system. This meta information can be used to store the title, keywords and description of a resource as well as more advanced, definable settings to be used in a template.

Meta information can be inherited to subresources if set on folders, and the inherited value can be overwritten if required.

OpenCms provides different dialogs to set the properties: a simplified dialog showing a subset of often used meta information is in most cases sufficient for content editors. The properties which are visible on this simplified dialog are configurable for each resource type in the OpenCms configuration, so it is possible to show different properties for HTML page files and binary files.

Advanced property dialog listing all available properties
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The advanced property dialog allows the modification of all properties that are available in OpenCms.

If needed, new properties can be defined to be used in a template.

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Latest News

  • OpenCms 10.5 Beta available

    Sep 26, 2016 - OpenCms 10.5 Beta provides a feature complete look at OpenCms 10.5. This will be the only pre-release version before OpenCms 10.5.0 is published, which is expected by the end of November. Only minor GUI updates, as well as improvements to the demo template, will be made for the final release.

  • OpenCms 10.5 Beta Release Notes

    Sep 26, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 Beta release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this beta version.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 available

    Jun 14, 2016 - Being the greatest OpenCms update for years, version 10 brings a vastly improved user experience that combines the intuitive "Direct Edit" approach of OpenCms with a new, well integrated Lauchpad app center. OpenCms 10.0.1 is a maintenance update for 10.0.0 installations. It fixes several issues that persisted in previous releases. This version focuses on performance and stability.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 Release Notes

    Jun 14, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.0.1 release notes contain detailed information about the updates and fixes in this version.

OpenCms Days 2016

  • OpenCms Days 2016 Conference and Expo

    OpenCms Days 2016 will take place September 26 to 27 in Cologne, Germany.

    Highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the introduction of OpenCms 10.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world.

    Visit this 2 day conference and expo to meet and mingle with leading OpenCms experts and other OpenCms users.

    OpenCms Days 2016 is targeted towards an international audience. The language spoken at the event and used for all presentations is English.

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