OpenCms WebDAV support

Accessing OpenCms resources of the virtual file system is now much easier using the WebDAV protocol. Developers can use their preferred development environment to program JSPs or other functionalities, and content editors are able to use external editors to edit HTML pages.

Using Eclipse for development

Eclipse Site Explorer showing the OpenCms virtual file system
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Java developers can use Eclipse with the WebDAV plugin to synchronize JSPs and other resources with the OpenCms virtual file system.

All benefits of their preferred IDE like syntax highlighting or code completion are available, and changes can be immediately uploaded to OpenCms or downloaded from OpenCms.

Special wrappers for path translation

The OpenCms WebDAV interface allows editing of properties and HTML page elements by using special wrappers. Properties are wrapped as propertty files containing key/value pairs to edit, HTML pages as folders containing a virtual file for each editable content element.

With these wrappers, content editors are able to use their preferred editor, e.g. Macromedia Dreamweaver, to edit OpenCms contents.

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Latest News

  • OpenCms 16 available

    Oct 2, 2023 - OpenCms 16 brings the new app "Unused contents" that allows to find and delete content that is not actively used on any container page. It is now possible to select between several individual detail pages in the same website based on categories of the detail content. It can now be enforced that all content managers must set a new password after the next login. The default Mercury template brings several new features, e.g. the "Image tile display" formatter for the "Tabs / accordion" element.

  • OpenCms 16 Release Notes

    Oct 2, 2023 - The OpenCms 16 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • Alkacon OCEE 16

    Oct 2, 2023 - Alkacon OCEE 16 is the latest OCEE release for OpenCms 16. This version fixes an issue where deleting a user/group didn't flush the ACL cache.

  • OpenCms 15 available

    Apr 25, 2023 - OpenCms 15 provides role-based control to restrict who is allowed to update the sitemap configuration, including an editor for modifying selected sitemap attributes by any content manager. The new launchpad app "Person data search" reveals personal user data stored in the VFS. The Mercury template adds more than 1800 optional icons from the Bootstrap collection and numerous further enhancements.