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.
A practical guide to creating and managing your own website with this proven Java/JSP based content management system. This book takes you through the process of creating content rich websites 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 does not cover extending the operations of OpenCms with Java development. The focus is on OpenCms as a complete CMS platform in itself. It does use some JSP for extensions where required.
About this New Edition
Based on customer feedback from the acclaimed first edition "Building Websites with OpenCms", this book concentrates on the process of setting up an OpenCms 6 website, with particular attention to the new features of OpenCms 6. The 120 pages in the previous OpenCms title from Packt that covered set up and administration issues have been updated for Version 6, with over 80 new pages added on new features and broader coverage of OpenCms 6 from a non-developer point of view. If you own the previous edition, and are primarily an administrator or manager of OpenCms websites, then we recommend you buy this edition. If you are primarily a developer then you may want to consider our forthcoming title specifically on OpenCms v6 Development.
Written in an accessible and easy to read style, this book is packed with practical advice to help you create your OpenCMS website.
Who this book is for
This book is for anyone who wants to get an OpenCMS website up and running as quickly as possible, whether you are a user, administrator, designer or webmaster. You do not have to be a Java developer to benefit from this book, although a working knowledge of Java, JSP, and XML will help you to get the most from OpenCMS, and this book.