Tutorial: Day One documentation for the dotCMS Content Management System

dotCMS is focused on providing powerful tooling that makes site management easy and efficient.  Although we recommend that webmasters become familiar dotCMS documentation for webmasters, the following tutorials will quickly prepare you with all the basic information you need to start creating Content Types for content contribution, adding new page Templates and Containers, and both Simple Dynamic Pulls of Content and Widget Content Types with parameters for creating multiple dynamic listings without changing code.  There are also helpful resource docs that will help you create basic dynamic listing pages.

Each tutorial has a helpful walk-thru video that will show you every step of the process.  Each tutorial is short and designed to have you mastering concepts in a matter of minutes, not hours.  However, each tutorial builds on the next so we recommend that you complete them in order.

Need a dotCMS Test Server?

No problem, we've got you covered.  Even if you have not installed dotCMS on your own local computer or server, we make it easy to get started by providing you with some dotCMS demo sites that anyone can log into.  To install dotCMS on your own computer, please review the installing dotCMS documentation or you can take advantage of the demo site that is available 24 hours a day*.

Check out our live demo site or request a private instance:

Open Source Demo

https://demo.dotcms.com/dotAdmin    (username: admin@dotcms.com | password: admin) - *resets at 12:15PM and 12:15AM (EST [GMT-5]) daily.

Ready?  Let's get started by creating your first Content Type.