Built on leading Java technology, dotCMS adheres to Java standards such as OSGI and APIs driven by JAX-RS, with Elasticsearch built in, facilitating a flexible, open source headless CMS.
Content types are defined and structured in dotCMS to ensure complete separation from the presentation layer. Role-based permissions can be applied across content types, sites or even down the content object level.
dotCMS comes bundled with hundreds of pre-built endpoints. Developers can build and hot deploy custom endpoints with OSGI or script custom API using Apache Velocity, Java plugins or server-side code to support omnichannel strategies.
To simplify growth, dotCMS was designed from the ground up to support clustering and horizontal scalability, thus enabling dotCMS to store and deliver content at scale, easily handling millions of content objects.
dotCMS empowers developers with full extensibility, offering a transparent and open codebase, REST and Java- based APIs, Javadocs, OSGI, and custom Java plugins, pluggable authentication, and more.
The framework allows applications or components to be remotely installed, started, stopped, updated and uninstalled without requiring a reboot.
Leverage this full-text search engine to help query content in multiple ways, including through Velocity Viewtool, a Java API, a RESTful service, or an Elasticsearch portlet.
Supports per node caches or distributed caching solutions such as HazelCast, Apache Ignite or Redis for extreme scalability.
Enjoy full control over your content, assets, layouts, and workflows with REST APIs or GraphQL.
Containers provide an environment for microservices to be deployed, managed, and scaled independently in a streamlined fashion.
The dotCMS codebase is available on GitHub, where our team communicates new features and manages the transparent software development process.
We chose dotCMS because of its ease of use. It allows us to build our product so much faster and easier . . . it is just easy to use.”
dotCMS has helped us move to the cloud and integrate with other products. It is a really good product that provides a solid experience.
One of the main benefits of dotCMS is that it provides an intuitive interface for managing content and creating content types and templates. Also, the fact that it works both as a traditional and as a fully integrable headless CMS that enabled us to integrate it to Jostens’ eCommerce platform.
Being on the Cloud has been a lifesaver for me. I try to upgrade our dotCMS instance at least once a year and the support I get from dotCMS to do that is critical. I couldn’t do it on my own.
We had an extensive search for our content management system. We evaluated over 15 CMSs, and dotCMS provided all of our musts and scored very high on all of our wants.
are using dotCMS to power digital transformation.