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 10.5 Beta available

    Sep 26, 2016 - OpenCms 10.5 Beta provides a feature complete look at OpenCms 10.5. This will be the only pre-release version before OpenCms 10.5.0 is published, which is expected by the end of November. Only minor GUI updates, as well as improvements to the demo template, will be made for the final release.

  • OpenCms 10.5 Beta Release Notes

    Sep 26, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 Beta release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this beta version.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 available

    Jun 14, 2016 - Being the greatest OpenCms update for years, version 10 brings a vastly improved user experience that combines the intuitive "Direct Edit" approach of OpenCms with a new, well integrated Lauchpad app center. OpenCms 10.0.1 is a maintenance update for 10.0.0 installations. It fixes several issues that persisted in previous releases. This version focuses on performance and stability.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 Release Notes

    Jun 14, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.0.1 release notes contain detailed information about the updates and fixes in this version.

Take the guided tour

Try the OpenCms Live Demo