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

  • OpenCms 13 available

    Apr 13, 2022 - OpenCms 13 features a new plugin system as a more flexible replacement of the "headincludes" functionality. Geo search functionality has been added to find contents by geo coordinates. Extensions to the template variant mechanism allow setting overrides and renaming of formatter keys. There are also refinements for the "Mercury" default template as well as security improvements.

  • OpenCms 13 Release Notes

    Apr 13, 2022 - The OpenCms 13 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.

  • Alkacon OCEE 13

    Apr 13, 2022 - Alkacon OCEE 13 is the latest OCEE release for OpenCms 13. This version fixes a number of issues that have been detected in Alkacon OCEE 12 and improves the licensing mechanism.

  • OpenCms 12 available

    Oct 12, 2021 - OpenCms 12 features a headless JSON API for REST content access, together with several JavaScript demo applications that show how to use it. The default "Mercury" template has been greatly improved. Template variants allow to completely switch the generated HTML of a website simply by configuration. The updated WebDAV implementation enables mounting the OpenCms virtual file system from any WebDAV client.

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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