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OpenCms 8 content manager user manual now available!

The OpenCms 8 content manager user manual - which is now available for download - provides a quick non-technical overview of OpenCms 8.

This complete and easy to understand reference will help the content manager to build websites with OpenCms 8 within minutes. Learn all about advanced direct edit and the sitemap editor.

Explaining every feature and functionality of the OpenCms 8 user interface this user manual provides essential know-how for the content manager.

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New OpenCms 8.0.3 available from Alkacon

OpenCms 8.0.3 is now ready and available for download.

OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

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

Alkacon Software releases OpenCms 8.0.2

Version 8.0.2 of Alkacon Software's successful open source website content management system OpenCms 8 is now ready and available for download from alkacon.com.

OpenCms 8 contains a greatly improved user interface for content managers and numerous other enhancements. The "Advanced Direct Edit" mode allows content managers to create page content by drag & drop. The new sitemap editor allows creating new pages and rearranging the navigation tree by drag & drop.

Alkacon OpenCms source code now hosted on Github

Alkacon Software has moved its software repository from CVS to Github. Github is based on the popular distributed revision control system (DRCS) Git. The web-based hosting service Github is very popular amongst Open Source Developers.

Alkacon Software has chosen Git as revision control to keep its software development process based on the best available technology (since CVS is technically out-dated) and to achieve a better collaboration with the OpenCms community.

New OpenCms 8 from Alkacon Software

OpenCms 8 is now ready and available for download! OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

Alkacon and OpenCms logo

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

Major new features in 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 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 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.

Alkacon Software launches OpenCms 7.5.4

Version 7.5.4 of OpenCms is now ready and available for download.

Alkacon and OpenCms logo

OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions.

This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

OpenCms 7.5.4 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of issues that persisted in the 7.5.3 version. Some new features have been added as well.

Main fixed issues and improvements in OpenCms 7.5.4

  • Fixed issue 1717: DB deadlock if OpenCms hits db.pool.default.maxActive when db.pool.default.whenExhaustedAction=block
  • Fixed issue 1900: Performance Patch for OpenCms
  • Fixed issue 1901: Workplace login page security issue
  • Fixed issue 1909: Internet Explorer crashes after saving structured XML content with image added from gallery into HTML field
  • Fixed issue 1942: Publish scheduled jobs are missing after server restart
  • Fixed issue 1945: Avoid reflected XSS on some authenticated resources (provided by Michele Orru)
  • Fixed issue 1949: Database size does not decrease after (completely) deleting resources
  • Fixed issue when creating a new user or editing an existing user using an Oracle database
  • Fixed issue using delete and lock resource when called without path parameter
  • Fixed issue in galleries: Broken layout with long item file names or titles
  • Fixed premature publish thread interruption within CmsShell
  • FCKEditor compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4
  • Added new optional CmsShell start parameter to load additional commands

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

Call for Papers: OpenCms Days 2011 in Cologne, Germany

OpenCms Days 2011 will take place from Monday, May 09 to Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Cologne, Germany.

Final deadline for speakers to submit their session proposals is March 01, 2011

OpenCms Days 2011 - May 09 to May 10, 2011

Session proposals are welcome. Each session will be 60 minutes long. A typical presentation session should be 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes discussion. Other session formats, such as workshops, roundtable discussions and BOF meetings, are also possible.

Session proposals should focus on successful OpenCms projects and should deliver a clear practical value to the audience, e.g. in the form of an OpenCms module or extension that is freely available. For example, this could be

  • Highly specialized custom versions based on OpenCms you want to share with the community
  • Module extensions and add-ons you developed
  • Successful implementation of a customer's needs in an OpenCms project

Only sessions that are of general interest for all OpenCms users are allowed. Company or product promotional sessions will be rejected.

OpenCms Days 2011 is targeted towards an international audience. The language spoken at the event will be English, and all presentations have to be held in English language, too.

Call for papers is closing March 01, 2011.