OpenCms installation overview

This section includes the installation details for the server and clients. If you encounter problems during the setup you can't solve by yourself, you can post your problem to the OpenCms mailing list.

If you are new to OpenCms, here's a tip on how to proceed:

  1. Have a look at the Server installation  page to get an impression of the OpenCms setup. To complete the picture, check out the Client setup guide.
  2. Now you know what you are up to. If this seems too complex, maybe you should contact one of the professional OpenCms solution providers for help.
  3. Download the latest major release of OpenCms.
  4. Download the latest documentation.
  5. Install OpenCms according to the Server installation page.
  6. Before logging in to the OpenCms workplace, configure your browser(s) as described in the Client setup guide.
  7. Congratulations, you now have a running OpenCms website containing some demo pages and contents. You should have a look at the modules download page to obtain additional demo templates or OpenCms enhancements.
  8. Start developing your own site with OpenCms.
  9. If you develop a nice module, template or other enhancement to the system, check out the How to contribute page to learn how you can share your development with the OpenCms community.

Latest News

  • Introducing OpenCms 10.5

    Nov 30, 2016 - OpenCms 10.5 focuses on site localization, adding tools for assisted translation of pages and sitemaps. Many usability improvements have been made for the Page Editor and the Explorer. OpenCms 10.5 also ships a much improved version of the Apollo Template. Based on Bootstrap, the Apollo Template is fully customizable without coding.

  • OpenCms 10.5 Release Notes

    Nov 30, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • OpenCms Docker image

    Nov 30, 2016 - Test OpenCms 10.5 using the official image from the Docker hub registry - the fastest way to evaluate and test OpenCms.

  • OpenCms documentation and demo sites

    Nov 30, 2016 - We have launched a new OpenCms documentation site and updated the demo site for OpenCms 10.5. The new OpenCms Documentation Central connects all relevant sources of information about OpenCms.

OpenCms Days 2016

  • OpenCms Days 2016 Conference and Expo

    OpenCms Days 2016 will take place September 26 to 27 in Cologne, Germany.

    Highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the introduction of OpenCms 10.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world.

    Visit this 2 day conference and expo to meet and mingle with leading OpenCms experts and other OpenCms users.

    OpenCms Days 2016 is targeted towards an international audience. The language spoken at the event and used for all presentations is English.

    More information...

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