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 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.