OpenCms Development

This section provides Information about how to participate in the OpenCms development process and technical information about using OpenCms.

If you plan to install OpenCms for the first time, you should read the Installation overview and the following pages in order to obtain a proper setup of the system - it's very simple in a standard environment based on Tomcat.

For building a web site managed by OpenCms, you only need a running instance of the system and some knowledge how to build OpenCms templates. For detailed information, please download the OpenCms documentation.

As experienced Java Developer, you might want to build OpenCms from the sources. Read the Core build instructions and dig into the source code.

If you want to contribute to the OpenCms project and take part in the further development of the system, read How to contribute and provide the OpenCms community with examples, new modules and improved documentation!

To support the community and the further development, we also provide a mailing list, a bug tracking system and a Github repository for developers to obtain detailed information and to access the latest version of the source code.

Latest News

  • OpenCms 11.0 Beta available

    Nov 11, 2018 - OpenCms 11.0 Beta provides you with a comprehensive overview about the features of the next OpenCms generation. Try out this pre-release version before OpenCms 11.0.0 is published, which is expected by the end of Q1 2019. OpenCms 11 brings a major update for the workplace providing better usability and performance. Further enhancements include automated image generation, core support for dynamic contents lists and meta-mappings for SEO.

  • OpenCms 11 Beta Release Notes

    Nov 11, 2018 - The OpenCms 11 Beta release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this beta version.

  • OpenCms 10.5.4 available

    May 17, 2018 - While the Alkacon team is currently working hard on OpenCms version 11, another maintenance release 10.5.4 for OpenCms 10.5 is now ready for download, fixing some security issues. A new version of Alkacon OCEE for 10.5.4 is also available.

  • OpenCms 10.5.4 Release Notes

    May 17, 2018 - The OpenCms 10.5.4 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

Take the guided tour

Try the OpenCms Live Demo