dotCMS 2.0 Public Demo / Beta

Nov 14, 2011

In preparation for the move to dotCMS 2.0, we are pleased to announce a public demo of dotCMS 2.0 ( ).  While the user interface looks similar to the 1.9 series, there have been hundreds of improvements in the codebase and in underlying functionality.   Highlights of the 2.0 release will include:
New Customizable/Extendable Workflow Engine 
  • Allows the creation of multiple, muli-level workflow schemes for content and files.
  • Workflows can trigger customizable subactions.  
  • Different content type can have different workflows
Files as Content
  • New file types can be created, fields can be customized on a per filetype basis
  • URL addressable binary files with all the benefits of being content.
Metadata Extraction/Indexing
  • Metadata/content is extracted from files and is indexed and made searchable, including full-text indexing.  This allows for document management solutions to be created using the dotCMS platform.
ElasticSearch replaces (wraps) lucene for performance and horizontal scalability
  • Index Replication/Auto-sharding
  • Index once, available everywhere in clustered installations.
  • Allows index infrastructure to scale separately from dotCMS installation based on an implementation’s need
Pessimistic Content Checkin / Checkout
  • Content can be locked for editing - only the editing user or CMS Administrators can release the lock.
Content Editing UI improvements
  • Workflows and content locking are integrated into an improved content editing UI.
Key/Value Field Type
  • Allows a content type an unlimited number of values that can be determined when the content is being entered – think the specifications page for various electronic products in an ecommerce environment.
Data Model/API Improvements
  • Content state has been moved to a separate table 
  • Identifiers, live and working versions all enforced by referential integrity
The 2.0 beta site is available here - it is automatically rebuilt every 12h:
Login with : : admin
Currently, dotCMS 2.0 is targeted to be released in late Feb 2012.   We welcome any questions, issues or feedback!

About dotCMS

dotCMS is a content management system that helps global enterprises with multiple brands, subsidiaries, and franchises manage, optimize, and scale content across languages and channels.  Brands such as Dairy Queen, Newell, Firstmac, Telus, and Comcast have chosen dotCMS for its unique ability to manage thousands of sites and consolidate multiple CMSs onto a single, unified instance of dotCMS to streamline content management across teams while saving money on platform costs.

dotCMS’ universal approach to content management also means that companies have the choice to deliver content traditionally or headlessly. Headless developers can work within the front-end framework of choice while still providing marketers with visual editing tools so they can go to market with their business-critical content and decrease their dependency on technical teams.