dotCMS launches new update with dotCMS 5.0 that aims to enhance overall productivity for marketing teams.
dotCMS is a prominent open source content and customer experience management platform that is based in Java for companies that aim to enhance their applications and overall interface. Per some recent reports, the company has officially launched the latest version, dotCMS 5.0. The new update will include UI/UX features that aim to improve the overall author experience, a newly designed Edit Mode, new sources for reporting, and adjustments to both search and security measures.
Will Ezell, dotCMS’s CTO said, “We have made a company-wide decision to make dotCMS the most user-friendly system in the marketplace, and dotCMS 5.0 is a giant step in that direction.”
Ezell went on to say that, “Marketing and business users spend a majority of their time in our authoring environment, which is why we decided to do a complete refresh of our Edit Mode. With a cleaner UI, new drag and drop features, and an added reporting module, dotCMS 5.0 follows our ‘NoCode’ philosophy, offering editors the autonomy they need to create without heavy reliance on IT.”
According to the official dotCMS website, the following list is an indication of the new drag-and-drop features within the update:
- Page / Layout Editor:
Layouts are now tied to the page itself, making it easy to make changes to the layout without having to leave the page editor.
- Workflow Builder:
Building on the ‘Four Eyes’ approval feature from dotCMS 4.3, the dotCMS 5.0 Workflow builder allows for multiple workflow schemes per content type.
- Content Type Builder:
Users can now drag and drop from a list of fields to build out content types. Adding rows, columns, and changing the order of fields makes it easier to build out new content types, especially forms.
A huge improvement to the usability of the platform, containers can be used multiple times on the same page, leading to the decrease in the number of templates and the overall ease of management of templates, layouts and containers.
“While dotCMS 5.0 does focus primarily on the authoring environment, we’ve also made improvements to the backend, including upgrading to ElasticSearch v6.1, security fixes, and adding full containerization capabilities,” said Ezell.
The new update will have many companies eager to improve their current platforms. With a steady flow of technological advancements, it could be safe to assume that the 6.0 version will release soon.