Alkacon Software Launches OpenCms 8.0.2

With Version 8.0.2 Alkacon Software adds many important and useful additional features and improvements to its successful website content management system OpenCms 8. OpenCms 8.0.2 supports Apache Tomcat 7 and features a significantly improved Sitemap Configuration, Sitemap Editor and ADE. OpenCms 8.0.2 offers an optimized performance regarding SEO and security aspects (XSS).

Cologne, Germany, August 21, 2011 --( 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

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.

In version 8.0.2 it's now possible to easily enable drag & drop for any existing JSP by just creating a reference to the JSP with the new ADE resource type "Dynamic Function." Furthermore, refined element permissions for ADE now support Elements dragable by everyone, but editable only with special permissions.

Group containers now have a "Break Up" option which removes the group and places all elements individually on currently edited page, making it easier to create pages with slightly different configurations.

If a content is previewed in the ADE content gallery, it can now directly be dragged & dropped from the content preview to the current page.

In Version 8.0.2 the sitemap editor now displays status information such as title and VFS location above the currently edited sitemap and features a "go to the parent sitemap" option in the toolbar.

The significantly improved sitemap configuration options in OpenCms 8.0.2 make it much easier to create sophisticated special configurations.

Another new feature - XSD path translation - automatically checks and rewrites paths in referencing XML content when the XSD file is moved or renamed. The improved server side filtering in OpenCms 8.0.2 helps avoid Cross Site Scripting (XSS). And for SEO aspects, the Sitemap Editor now has a refined naming schema for automatically created resources.

In version 8.0.2 OpenCms now even supports Apache Tomcat 7 and can be deployed to a wide range of open source environments (Linux, Apache, Tomcat, JBoss, GlassFish, Resin, MySQL, PostgreSQL) or commercial components (Windows, Unix, Solaris, IIS, BEA Weblogic, Oracle, MS SQL). The outstanding, totally browser-based GUI works with all the latest top browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari).

OpenCms 8.0.2 is fully backward compatible to all prior 7.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from version 7.0 or 7.5 should work "out of the box" with version 8.0.2.

Upgrading to OpenCms 8.0.2 is more than worthwhile, since the legacy direct edit provider for pages using "old" templates now allows to open the "Property" dialog to edit the page properties in direct edit mode.

An easy to use update wizard is available, too.

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 Providers 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.

About Alkacon Software:
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 is the official maintainer and the major contributor for OpenCms.

Alkacon Software GmbH offers its customers training, support and add-on products for OpenCms. This gives the customer a layer of security and convenience often required for mission critical OpenCms installations.

Contact information:
Alkacon Software GmbH - The OpenCms Experts
Peter Sreckovic
An der Wachsfabrik 13
50996 Koeln, DE

Tel: +49 (0)2236 3826-0
Fax: +49 (0)2236 3826-20


Alkacon Software GmbH
Peter Sreckovic
+49 (0)2236 3826-0