Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 Websites

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With this book you will master OpenCms, and learn the skills to implement, customize and maintain an OpenCms website.

This book covers

  • Installing OpenCms, and its basic concepts
  • Using the OpenCms Workplace to manage and publish your content
  • Managing projects, user accounts, databases, and modules
  • Working with the VFS and search
  • Understanding and using tasks and workflows
  • Working with templates and the OpenCms Tag Library

At the end of this book, you will:

  • Understand how OpenCms handles and publishes content to the Web
  • Be confident working in the OpenCms environment
  • Be able to create your own, complex, OpenCms website

This book takes you through the process of creating content rich web sites and applications using OpenCms. Although powerful and flexible, OpenCms can be daunting on first approach, but its advanced features reward the investment in learning. This book exists to ease Java developers into getting the most from OpenCms.

OpenCms is a professional-level, open source Website Content Management System, with which you can create and manage complex websites. Based on Java and XML technology, it fits into almost any modern IT environment. Now at version 6, OpenCms has blossomed into a mature and proven content management system.

With hard-won experience of the practical difficulties faced by developers working with OpenCms, this book is the embodiment of the author's expertise, and the perfect way to master the system.

  • Understand the OpenCms web publishing process
  • Learn how to create your own, complex, OpenCms website
  • Develop the skills to implement, customize and maintain an OpenCms website
Page Count 256
Course Length 7 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781904811763
Date Of Publication 19 Jun 2006


Matt Butcher

Matt is a web developer and author. He has previously written five other books for Packt, including two others on Drupal. He is a senior developer for the New York Times Company, where he works on, one of the most traffic-heavy Drupal sites in the world. He is the maintainer of multiple Drupal modules and also heads QueryPath – a jQuery-like PHP library. He blogs occasionally at