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Managing and Customizing OpenCms 6 by Matt Butcher

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Chapter 6. Customizing the Site

We have already talked at length about using the system—creating and editing content, managing projects, and carrying out administrative tasks. Now, it is time to turn our attention to customizing the site. In this chapter, I will explain how to develop the look and feel of published content—adding dynamic elements and controlling resources.

We will cover:

  • An brief introduction to templates
  • JSP tags
  • JSP scriptlets
  • How to create a template
  • JSP templates
  • The OpenCms tag library
  • Some problems that can arise when using templates, and JSP tags and scriptlets

Templates

To understand what we are doing when we create templates and add JSP tags, it will help to understand what is happening when a client requests some piece of content. ...

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