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Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 by Matt Butcher

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Chapter 1. Introduction to OpenCms

This book is a guide to using and administering the OpenCms content management system, and is primarily intended for editors and administrators. We will cover installing OpenCms, managing content, using the suite of administration tools, and customizing the presentation templates.

This chapter will provide a brief introduction to OpenCms, and to the concepts and technologies that it employs. More specifically, we will cover:

  • The concept of a content management system (CMS)
  • The features of OpenCms
  • The history and community surrounding OpenCms
  • A technical overview of the OpenCms project

What is a Content Management System?

It would be difficult, perhaps even impossible, to give an exhaustive definition of the expression ...

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