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Building Websites with OpenCms

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Building Websites with OpenCms

Overview of this book

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 exists to ease Java developers into getting the most from OpenCms. 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. 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.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
Building Websites with OpenCms
About the Author

Chapter 3. The OpenCms Workplace

The OpenCms Workplace is the primary interface for managing the contents of your OpenCms repository. It includes tools for editing, project management, workflow, publishing, and server administration. This chapter will start with a brief tour of the Workplace, and then will cover:

  • Managing projects

  • Using modules

  • Setting and using permissions

  • Editing and publishing documents

  • Creating new pages

  • Customizing the Workplace

  • Working with the standard modules

A Tour of the OpenCms Workplace

The Workplace is the centre of OpenCms. Editors will use the Workplace to author their documents. Project managers will use it to create workflows, structure the site, and control publication of material. The vast majority of technical administration is done through the Workplace as well, and the system administrator will use the Workplace to manage the caches, check logs, and install new modules. All of these tasks are incorporated into one web-based interface.

The OpenCms developers...