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Developer(s)dotCMS LLC
Initial release1 January 2009; 15 years ago (2009-01-01)[1]
Stable release
23.10.24[2] / 2024-03-04[±]
Written inJava
Operating systemUnix-like, Windows
Available inMultilingual
TypeContent management system
LicenseGPLv3 or later[3]

dotCMS is an open source content management system (CMS) written in Java for managing content and content driven sites and applications.[4][5]


  • Java based
  • API Based Content Store
  • Hybrid CMS (API First CMS)
  • Provides "Content as a Service"
  • Elasticsearch for all Content and Documents - external as of 5.3.0[6]
  • Cloud[7] or On Premises[8]
  • RESTful Content Searching and Access
  • Remote & Static Publishing

Source Code[edit]

  • Source Code available on GitHub

DotCMS Products[edit]

dotCMS provides a community edition of their content management system that is free to download and use.[9] They also provide an Enterprise edition, which is a SaaS-based product, that you can purchase on an annual or monthly subscription.[9]



  1. ^ Earliest tagged releases
  2. ^ "Changelogs dotCMS". dotcms.com. Retrieved 2024-03-13.
  3. ^ Licensing Options
  4. ^ "Web CMS: Latest dotCMS Release Empowers Editors, Boosts Content Findability". Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  5. ^ "Free Open Source & Feature Rich: An Overview of DotCMS". 20 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  6. ^ "ChangeLogs".
  7. ^ Cloud Hosted CMS
  8. ^ On premises CMS
  9. ^ a b dotCMS. "Headless CMS Full Feature List". dotCMS Content Management System. Retrieved 2019-10-03.

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