OpenCms 8.0.4

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Category: CMS / Portals
Stable Release: 8.0.4
Started In: 2000
Updated: April 11 2012
Native Language: English
Translated To: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
License: GNU Library or "Lesser" General Public License (LGPL)

OpenCms Description

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OpenCms 8.0.4 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.


OpenCms 8.0.4 is an update that improves browser compatibility and fixes several issues that persisted in the 8.0.3 release.


Main new features and improvements in OpenCms 8.0.4



  • Added TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor with support for IE 9.

  • Added Italian localization contributed by Antonio Cordeddu of coranto.it

  • Added Russian localization contributed by Alexey Chirkov of itdt.ru

  • Added configurable ADE context menu dialogs.

  • Added scheduled job for search index optimization.

  • Improved handling of deleted users in permissions dialog.

  • Improved synchronized lock behavior for offline indexing.


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


General features of OpenCms 8.0



  • The "Advanced Direct Edit" mode allows to create page content by drag & drop.

  • The 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 "Content Subscription Engine" allows to inform users when important documents have changed.

  • The XML content editor now support <xsd:choice> elements.

  • The 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.


We recommend everyone who uses OpenCms to update to the 8.0.4 release. OpenCms 8.0.4 is fully backward compatible to all prior 8.x and 7.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions should work "out of the box" with version 8.0.4.


Users of the Alkacon OCEE packages require a new version of Alkacon OCEE for use with this OpenCms release. OpenCms 8.0.4 requires Alkacon OCEE version 3.0.4 or newer.


About OpenCms


Independent research has shown OpenCms to be a market leading solution amongst Open Source CMS systems. The software has been in continuous development for the last 10 years and has an active community of Open Source developers.


More than 100 international IT companies have been registered as official OpenCms Solution Provider on the OpenCms website. A steadily growing list of reference sites also shows the increasing use of OpenCms.


OpenCms is an enterprise - ready web content management solution build in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can easily be deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and provides powerful features especially suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. OpenCms is open source software distributed under the LGPL license.


Alkacon Software GmbH is the company responsible for the development of OpenCms. Today OpenCms is a leading open source CMS solution in widespread use all over the world. Many businesses and organizations use OpenCms as a cost effective, professional alternative to expensive license products.


Alkacon Software GmbH offers its customers training, support and add-on products for OpenCms. This gives our customers a layer of security and convenience often required for mission critical OpenCms installations. Please see the Alkacon product overview for more details.


The team at Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts wants to thank everyone who has contributed to this release of OpenCms.


OpenCms Demo

This demo is available offsite at: OpenCms






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