The OpenCms module mechanism and API allows custom development of so called XML content items for "structured content". In contrast to the "unstructured content" that is edited with a WYSIWYG editor, these XML content items can be deployed in multiple channels and displayed on various pages in different list or detail formats. XML content items are often used for contents like "News", "Job Offerings", "Events" (*) etc.
Like pages, XML content items are stored in the virtual file system of OpenCms. They can be edited "offline" in the Explorer view or with the Direct Edit function and must be published before becoming available to the public.
A form based editor is generated automatically depending on the XML schema definition (XSD) of the XML content item to edit. Again, no HTML knowledge is required to edit a structured content item (the screenshot shows an example for editing a news message). Help texts for each content field can be provided to the editor. It is also possible to define a publication and an expiration date for each content item.
(*) Example module containing XML contents for news, job offerings, events and FAQ lists is shipped together with the OpenCms release versions.
May 8, 2013 - After the great success on CeBIT 2013 Alkacon Software and the OpenCms community will present OpenCms in the CMS Garden at the LinuxTag 2013. This year’s LinuxTag takes place from May 22 to May 25, 2013. The CMS Garden is located in Hall 7 on the Berlin Fairgrounds.
Mar 15, 2013 - This years` OpenCms Days will take place from September 30 to October 1, 2013 in Cologne, Germany. The main topic of the 5th edition of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.
Feb 26, 2013 - Alkacon Software and the OpenCms community will present OpenCms in the CMS Garden at the CeBIT 2013. CeBIT in Hannover is the world’s largest IT trade fair. This year’s CeBIT takes place from March 5 to March 9, 2013. The CMS Garden is located in Hall 6, close to the open source park. Check out OpenCms in the CMS garden @ CeBit 2013 in Hannover.
Feb 8, 2013 - OCEE is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and accelerated page load times. OCEE increases scalability, availability and fail-over security for mission-critical and high-traffic OpenCms sites.