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dotCMS Launches dotCMS 5.0 - Developed with ‘NoCode’ Philosophy, Giving Marketing and Business Teams More Autonomy to Create Digital Experiences

Aug 08, 2018

Enhanced UI / UX features in the latest version include more drag-and-drop capabilities, a refreshed Edit Mode, and an upgraded ElasticSearch.


Miami, FL - dotCMS, a leading open-source Java CMS and Customer Experience Management software vendor, has launched their latest version, dotCMS 5.0, adding UI / UX features to improve the author experience, a refreshed Edit Mode, new reporting, as well as enhancements to search and security.

“We have made a company-wide decision to make dotCMS the most user-friendly system in the marketplace, and dotCMS 5.0 is a giant step in that direction,” said Will Ezell, dotCMS CTO.

“Marketing and business users spend a majority of their time in our authoring environment, which is why we decided to do a complete refresh of our Edit Mode,”  Ezell continued. “With a cleaner UI, new drag and drop features, and an added reporting module, dotCMS 5.0 follows our ‘NoCode’ philosophy, offering editors the autonomy they need to create without heavy reliance on IT.”

dotCMS 5.0 includes a slew of new drag-and-drop capabilities, including:

  • Page / Layout Editor: Layouts are now tied to the page itself, making it easy to make changes to the layout without having to leave the page editor.
  • Workflow Builder: Building on the ‘Four Eyes’ approval feature from dotCMS 4.3, the dotCMS 5.0 Workflow builder allows for multiple workflow schemes per content type.
  • Content Type Builder: Users can now drag and drop from a list of fields to build out content types. Adding rows, columns, and changing the order of fields makes it easier to build out new content types, especially forms.
  • Containers: A huge improvement to the usability of the platform, containers can be used multiple times on the same page, leading to the decrease in the number of templates and the overall ease of management of templates, layouts and containers.

Along with these new drag-and-drop features, dotCMS 5.0 also includes a new reporting module that integrates with Google Analytics to allow businesses to gain insight into their website right from the dotCMS Dashboard. This visualization of your web properties can be customized to show what insights are most important to your business.

“While dotCMS 5.0 does focus primarily on the authoring environment, we’ve also made improvements to the backend, including upgrading to ElasticSearch v6.1, security fixes, and adding full containerization capabilities,” said Ezell.

To learn more about dotCMS 5.0 and how you can upgrade, visit: www.dotcms.com/dotcms-5

About dotCMS

dotCMS is the most agile, scalable and secure content management system for enterprise. Built on leading Java technology, dotCMS is an open-source, hybrid-headless content management system that gives developers the flexibility of a headless CMS while equipping marketers with no-code visual content authoring.  Whether you're building a network of global websites, an employee intranet, customer portal, or single page web application, dotCMS helps you manage content, images, and assets in one centralized location and deliver them to any channel.

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately held US company with a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community. dotCMS has generated millions of downloads and more than 100,000 implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, Comcast, Thomson Reuters, Dairy Queen, City Furniture, Varo Bank, Lennox International, Firstmac and Newell Brands.