Navigation structures in OpenCms are currently based on properties set on files and folders. This concept is not ergonomic and easy to handle for OpenCms users with little experience of the OpenCms VFS mechanisms.
A new approach is to create navigations using XML content files located in folders of the OpenCms VFS. It is required that the legacy property mechanism is still working as fallback.
The XML content structure representing a single navigation entry of a folder has the following fields to set:
Changes in the OpenCms core have to be made to the classes org.opencms.jsp.CmsJspNavBuilder and eventually to org.opencms.jsp.CmsJspNavElement. A new object representing a navigation entry definition in the XML content has to be added to the org.opencms.jsp package named CmsJspNavXmlConfigElement.
For further enhancements like linking to files in other folders more API changes have to be performed.
For the proof of concept, a schema was developed together with a new resource type "navigation" derived from XML content. The file name of the configuration file has to be "_navigation.xml". The CmsJspNavBuilder has been enhanced and a new object has been developed. In addition, the new resource type definition has been added to the opencms-vfs.xml and the opencms-workplace.xml.
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.