What is OpenCms?
Below I wil summarize some of the functionality that OpenCms offers to content editors and system administrators. This list is just a fraction of posibilities that OpenCms provides:
- A content editor does not have to know HTML thanks to the WYSIWYG editors to maintain content.
- OpenCms uses an access rights system, that allows you to specify which content editor may read or modify what documents. You can of course assign these rights also to a group of users.
- Workflow is build in to support coordinating content maintenance by a team of editors.
- OpenCms supports versioning of your content.
- Changes are only publicly visible after they have bean published.
- There are facilities present to make a back-up from within the system of the underlying database.
For a full list of features I direct you to the website of OpenCms. OpenCms is also very suitable for intranet sites. It is the ideal tool to make your company policies, personnel guide, ISO manual etcetera available to your employees.
You can extend your OpenCms system with specific functionality or your own layout and corporate identity. In OpenCms you define your pages as templates. Those templates are developed with Java Server Pages (JSP), a standard within the Java Enterprise platform. In those templates, the lay-out is defined as well as the content that must be handled by that template. In practice, you will need a Java Developer with knowledge of Java, JSP and OpenCms to implement extensions to the OpenCms system.
Maybe you have your own software development department that only need to learn the details of OpenCms; various possibilities exist to train them. Or maybe you want to put your needs to a partner company who is specialized in OpenCms. There are several companies who can be of service. An overview of those companies can be found on the website of OpenCms.
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