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

  • Documentation website for the Mercury template

    Jul 8, 2024 - The Mercury template from Alkacon Software is a comprehensive, modular template based on Bootstrap 5 for OpenCms. This feature-rich template now has a complete and exhaustive documentation website.

  • 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 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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