OpenCms 9 provides great new features that build on the success of the “Advanced Direct Edit” (ADE) concept introduced with version 8. Updating from OpenCms 8 to version 9 is easy and straightforward. Updating from OpenCms 7 to 9 is also easy, but you won’t be able to use the ADE features without modifying your existing templates .
In this workshop, Michael will share over 2 years of project experience updating OpenCms 7 installations to the ADE template standard. He will show how to create templates that work with version 7 and version 9 content, using shared layout and code. Using this approach, he will explain a step by step method to update a version 7 website, so that it uses all the ADE features of version 9 in the end.
Michael will also show how to add features introduced in version 9 such as individual detail containers to your existing OpenCms 8 installation.