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Implementing multilingual sites using Dotcms 08.04.2012 | Maria Bouza

After a couple of large scale multilingual implementations in of Dotcms we thought we should share some of the lessons learned and recommend some best practices. Over the years we have implemented many "bilingual" sites, however in the process of implementing an extensive and diverse multi-lingual site we had to find solutions to a number of challenges.
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New in dotCMS 1.9 - Custom Fields and URL Mapping 02.25.2010 | Will Ezell

The dotCMS CTO walks through two new features included in dotCMS, Custom Fields and URL Mapping.
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Ignore the Spec - CMIS 1.0 is for Web Content Management too 02.03.2010 | Will Ezell

CMIS has been called a glorified wrapper for Document Management. But we are finding that CMIS answers many of web content management integration questions as well.
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Rehabilitating the Web With Section 508 11.02.2009 | Brent Pocker

The Rehabilitation Act was amended with section 508 a little over 10 years ago to require Federal agencies to deliver their electronic information in such a way that it is accessible for individuals with disabilities or impairments of some kind (low vision or low hearing for example). Section 508 mandates implementation of the accessibility measures set forth by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
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dotCMS Enterprise: The Journey of a Bug. 10.20.2009 | Gabriela Gonzalez

Giving support to dotCMS EE clients on dealing with bugs that may restraint the proper behavior of their websites is one of the main goals to be achieved under dotCMS Enterprise model.
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dotCMS and Dojo 09.29.2009 | David Torres

It's been roughly two months since we included Dojo as part of the dotCMS core javascript framework. We chose Dojo after evaluating the most popular frameworks out there including JQuery, mootools, prototype/scriptaculous and YUI. Each of these frameworks is pretty good but none is perfect. Although none of them met all our requirements, Dojo was clearly the best fit due to its extensive set of rich widgets and form controls.
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dotCMS' content Import Tool: Or how to save time on bulk content imports and edits. 08.20.2009 | Arnaud Romary

Anyone can be a content editor in the dotCMS. No need to know any HTML or CSS, just fill in the blanks and select "Save and Publish" and you're set. This is not only true for the popular form-like "Add/Edit Content" page, but this concept also extends to one of the lesser known out-of-the-box tools of the dotCMS: the CSV import tool.
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You Asked for it, You got it, PHP in dotCMS 08.09.2009 | Jason Tesser

There have been previous attempts to integrate PHP with dotCMS. The most difficult hurdle was figuring out how to get PHP files to live within the dotCMS browser tree and have all INCLUDES and REQUIRES work properly, which is key to running any PHP app in dotCMS. While the original effort to integrate PHP into dotCMS eventually lost steam, interest in a PHP+dotCMS solution remained strong.  The good news is that with our new Scripting Plugin, we took a little different approach to integrating PHP with dotCMS and in doing so, solved the issues that originally stopped us.
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Must haves for any CMS 04.24.2009 |

I'm going to highlight the features that any Content Management System (CMS) worthy of the acronym should offer. I think there are concepts, best practices and technologies related to this term that the many CMSs offer in varying degrees.
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