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 14 available

    Oct 11, 2022 - This version features XML schema versioning with automatic content rewrite. Also new is support for two factor authentication (2FA) in the user login. A source code editor widget is available for multi-line text input fields. The Mercury template has been updated to use Bootstrap 5.2.

  • OpenCms 14 Release Notes

    Oct 11, 2022 - The OpenCms 14 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • Alkacon OCEE 14

    Oct 11, 2022 - Alkacon OCEE 14 is the latest OCEE release for OpenCms 14. This version fixes a number of issues that have been detected in Alkacon OCEE 13.

  • 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.