With OpenCms 8 come not one but two sets of demo templates - the simple “Basic Template” (BT) and the more advanced “Template III” (T3) module. These modules are a versatile starting point for building custom websites.
T3 has been developed to be a solid and feature rich foundation for the creation of individual OpenCms websites. BT is limited in functionality and design, but makes a good reference for developers looking at the source code since its structure is rather simple and straightforward.
In her presentation, Polina did show examples of sites that can be built with OpenCms 8 using T3 and explain configuration options and possible extensions of this template.
Polina did go into details of the code structure and VFS layout used for T3, as many “best practices” learned by Alkacon have been used in this template module. It has been shown why T3 is a good starting point for development of custom websites.
Functions of T3 have been compared to BT, to point out areas in which design and functionality requirements can lead to certain development decisions.
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.
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.