OpenCms 8 introduces a lot of great new concepts and functionality that content managers certainly don’t want to miss. While OpenCms 8 is fully backward compatible, to make full use of these new features, existing OpenCms sites need to be adapted for the new technology.
In this session, Michael did show how to gradually upgrade an existing OpenCms installation to OpenCms 8. He did explain how to use existing OpenCms 7 Templates in an OpenCms 8 installation. How to use templates of the old and the new technology together has been presented, too. Strategies for a migration of existing templates and content so that they can make full use of the OpenCms 8 features were also shown.
Michael did also explain the benefits of upgrading to OpenCms 8 even when staying with the old templates, as OpenCms 8 provides a much improved publishing dialog, support for mobile devices, extended content subscription, support for xsd:choice in the XML content editor , HTML 5 based multiple file upload and improved content galleries . All these features are usable without changing the templates or content structure of an existing OpenCms installation.
Dec 9, 2016 - OCEE 5.5.0 supports OpenCms 10.5.0 and brings seveal improvements to the LDAP Connector. It also adds more shell commands for remote cluster administration, and fixes some issues. Updated OCEE packages for 10.0, 9.x and 8.x based OpenCms installations are also available.
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.
Nov 30, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this version.
Nov 30, 2016 - Test OpenCms 10.5 using the official image from the Docker hub registry - the fastest way to evaluate and test OpenCms.