dotCMS Unveils Major Updates to the Content Authoring Experience

Jun 30, 2022

dotCMS, a leading hybrid-headless content management system, has announced the latest edition of the platform, which includes a new drag and drop content palette and story-like block editor, along with other enhancements to the content authoring experience. These product updates come on the heels of dotCMS’ best year yet in 2021, with that momentum driving an even better 2022 for the enterprise-grade CMS. 

Enterprise organizations are embracing the notion of MACH architecture and composability. While microservices-based headless architecture brings many benefits and allows developers a great deal of freedom, brands cannot ignore the needs of their content authors who are often forgotten in the move to headless.  

The new dotCMS content palette with drag-and-drop makes page building easier and improves the flow of content editing. In addition, the latest LTS version of dotCMS (22.03) features a JSON-Based Content Store and improved content search results. 

With dotCMS 22.05 and 22.06, a significant new block editor is introduced.  Inspired by such interfaces as WordPress's Gutenberg Editor, the dotCMS Block Editor is an easy-to-use, feature-rich interface for creating and editing content — whether text, images, or any other custom content defined through dotCMS. The dotCMS Block Editor can be used headlessly or on traditional pages. 

“The content authoring experience has been a major focus for dotCMS,” says Will Ezell, CTO of dotCMS. “These new features lay the groundwork for collaborative content editing, which is the holy grail of where we’re going.”

Further agile improvements to the product include a secure password generator, rules-based URL rewrites, and headless widget support. Future releases will include easy copying of content types and page-based experiments for testing and personalization. In the coming weeks, dotCMS will release a new public roadmap based on extensive customer feedback, which will guide product development and help organizations plan their digital strategies.

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.