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.
Developers can leverage Velocity to easily extend server-side code with Java classes. Velocity can be used to build templates, containers, custom fields, and contentlets.
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 needed the ability to fire up another site or document repository [at any moment], and because we keep adding to our digital presence, we needed the ability to add sites very quickly, but at the same time, to keep everything clean and organized.
dotCMS allows us to present our content into other devices beyond the web browser or smart phone . . . new devices are consuming content like Amazon’s Echo or IBM’s Watson, and dotCMS allows us to do this today.
It has all the best of breed open source technologies such as Java, Elasticsearch, OSGI and more . . . allowing us to easily customize the system to meet our unique business needs.
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 is so flexible and easy to use from a business perspective – we don't need to undertake complex IT projects to create new content or programs in dotCMS, we can go in and do it ourselves, it's fantastic.
are using dotCMS to power digital transformation.