Guided tour of OpenCms

OpenCms - The Open Source content management system

OpenCms is an Open Source website content management system. Intranet, Extranet and Internet sites can be quickly and cost-effectively created, maintained and managed. OpenCms enables you to create highly customized layouts and interactive functionality.

Using OpenCms is fully browser based. The OpenCms software is installed on a web server while users access the system from any location with their web browser.

Take the guided tour

To learn more about OpenCms and it's numerous built-in features, take the guided tour that provides a birds-eye overview about the systems capabilities.

Please click here to start the guided tour of OpenCms

Guided tour index

  • Intuitive page editor

    The OpenCms page editor offers easy and intuitive content creation, deletion and content arrangement on webpages per "drag and drop". Main features like saving, publishing and adding content are available from the page editor as well.
  • Inline content modification directly on the webpage

    Existing and new elements can be created or modified in-place directly on the page itself without switching to a special editor or messing up the content's layout.
  • Auto generated HTML5 forms

    The well known XML content editor has been rewritten and offers now an easy to use and intuitive new user interface.
  • Visual sitemap management

    The sitemap edior allows the creation and manipulation of new pages, that can be accessed under well formed/meaningful URLs.
  • Searching with Apache Solr

    For better search capabilities and noSQL-like queries Apache Solr is integrated into OpenCms. Therefore OpenCms features faceted search, range-queries, synonyms as well as language detection and other powerful Solr capabilities.
  • Access the content repository over CMIS

    Since OpenCms implements the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) external applications can access the content repository of OpenCms in a standardized way.
  • Content Organization

    The redesigned gallery interface ensures a much better user experience with a not yet known ease of content retrieval in OpenCms.
  • Integrated image processing

    The integrated image scaling and resizing allows the manipulation of commonly used image formats.
  • Structured content items

    Use custom structured content items with an underlying XML Schema Definition on your website and edit them with the integrated form based editor.
  • Offline / Online workflow

    The project mechanism of OpenCms provides an integrated workflow environment with offline "staging" and online "live" systems on the same server.
  • The Explorer view of OpenCms

    The Explorer view is designed like common file managers and shows the contents of the website. It provides all functions for editors to work on the website.
  • Advanced link management

    The OpenCms link management detects broken links and keeps internal links intact after move, rename or delete operations.
  • The Administration view

    Switch to the Administration view to perform advanced tasks like managing user accounts, configure search indexes and many more.
  • Module Management

    Use the integrated module mechanism of OpenCms that allows convenient bundling of contents or functionality for deployment on other machines.
  • Full text search engine

    Full text search in website documents like HTML pages, structured contents, office documents and many more is supported with a lot of configuration options.
  • JSP integration

    The JSP integration in OpenCms allows easy and standards based creation of dynamic functionality for templates, dynamic forms and other use cases.
  • Further information

    Get more information about the advantages and usage of OpenCms.

Try the OpenCms Live Demo

Latest News

  • OpenCms 17 available

    Apr 9, 2024 - OpenCms 17 gives content managers the new app "Date search" to find content that has been changed in a certain time range. The "Websites" app allows to easily export the content of a complete site for archiving. An option has been added to hide "sensitive" content in the Offline project. The default Mercury template has been further improved, e.g. with SEO optimized job postings, a "spacer" function and marker clusters for maps. OpenCms 17 has also been tested and certified using Java 17 LTS and 21 LTS.

  • OpenCms 17 Release Notes

    Apr 9, 2024 - The OpenCms 17 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • Alkacon OCEE 17

    Apr 9, 2024 - Alkacon OCEE 17 is the latest OCEE release for OpenCms 17. This version improves the cluster shutdown behaviour when using the CmsShell.

  • OpenCms Docker image

    Apr 9, 2024 - Test OpenCms using the official image from the Docker hub registry - the fastest way to evaluate and test OpenCms. The image is well suited for evaluation and test purposes of the latest OpenCms release. We provide a docker-compose file to get OpenCms and the database running with just one command.