OpenCMS 8 was made available for download, developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCMS developer community. OpenCMS 8 is a major release that prominently features an improved user interface and an "Advanced Direct Edit" mode, which allows content managers to create page content through drag and drop. The new sitemap editor allows lets users create new pages and rearrange the navigation tree.
In addition to a new UI, OpenCMS 8 includes an HTML-based multiple file upload dialog and extended support for creation of mobile content. Users can also be informed when important docs have changed through the content subscription engine, and more flexibility for individual resources is available through a new publish dialog.