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The Archdiocese of Cologne is the largest diocese in Germany in terms of members. Some 2.1 million Catholics live in its 680 parishes both east and west of the River Rhine. Its main church is Cologne Cathedral, one of the most important cathedrals in the world and also one of Germany’s most popular tourist destinations.
Arguably the largest and longest running OpenCms installation in the world, the Archdiocese of Cologne is using OpenCms for more than 10 years to maintain a variety of different websites. These include the website for the main administration, individual parish sites and also sites for a multitude of sub-organizations like Caritas, adult education and media, to name but a few.
After the update to version 8 last year, a new template taking full advantage of the latest OpenCms features is already in place. Yet there are over 100000 pages in the various websites of the Archdiocese, many of which are unchanged for years and require an editorial rewrite as much as a technical update. While the overhaul progresses, OpenCms is used to manage both old and new pages in parallel.
This session will describe the update process and introduce tools developed for an automatic migration of pages to OpenCms 8 ADE technology.