OpenCms 8 Distribution

OpenCms 8 contains a greatly improved user interface for content managers and numerous other enhancements.

New Features of OpenCms 8

  • The "Advanced Direct Edit" mode allows to create page content by drag & drop.
  • The new sitemap editor allows to create new pages and rearrange the navigation tree by drag & drop.
  • A multiple file enabled upload dialog all based on HTML replaced the old "Upload Applet".
  • The new "Content Subscription Engine" allows to inform users when important documents have changed.
  • The XML content editor now support <xsd:choice> elements.
  • The new publish dialog supports session based selection of content as well as add/remove of individual resources.
  • Extended support for creation of content for mobile devices with the <cms:mobile> tag.
  • A central "Shared Folder" has been added that is available from all sites for sharing content.
  • JPA support has been added to the database layer, so there's support for 10+ additional databases.

Please check out the release notes for further details of the changes in this release.

Who should use this OpenCms 8 distribution download?

Use this download to install the new version 8 of OpenCms from scratch. We recommend everyone who uses OpenCms to update to the 8.0.0 release. OpenCms 8 is fully backward compatible to all prior 7.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from version 7.0 or 7.5 should work "out of the box" with version 8.

If you want to upgrade an existing OpenCms 7.5.x, 7.0.x or 6.x version, please use the OpenCms 8 upgrade Wizard download also available from this website. 

Please note: The *.jar files in this binary distribution have been compiled for Java 1.5.

Module Version: 8.0.0
Provided By: Alkacon Software GmbH
License: GNU Lesser General Public License
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