Here’s some of that forthcoming information I promised. About a year and a half ago, our college committed to using dotCMS as the basis for running our new web site (as well as subdomains and other sites). I have embraced this CMS (Content Management System), and over this time I have grown quite fond of it. In my opinion, it’s a well thought out, flexible CMS, especially for larger sites. It’s open source, and leverages a lot of common technologies from people like Apache. But, they are still small (though growing!), and the community is still budding. The nice guys at dotMarketing are working on putting together new community tools, and some of these are starting to see daylight, like the documentation wiki.
A while back, I mentioned starting work with another dotCMS user to try to get PHP running under dotCMS. This spawned the need to work with some other people, and a need to collaborate with them. I figured I would take the opportunity to start some support forums. So I set some up, and recently they were taken under the umbrella of dotCMS, and given an official subdomain, so you can now find them at http://forum.dotcms.org/.
And with the release of 1.7, I’ve begun the process of diving head first into plugin development for the system. You can find these in the forums, or use links for the projects I’m working on below.
- dotCMS Talk Forums
- XMLTool Plugin
- reCAPTCHA Plugin
- YouTube Video Embedder Plugin
- Quercus PHP/dotCMS Integration Project (currently dead, but open for resurrection)