December 12, 2002

Aegir CMS 1.0 beta3 released

Henri Bergius writes "The Aegir CMS development team has
released the third public beta of the Aegir CMS Open Source Content
Management System."

Aegir CMS is a full-featured Content Management System built on the
popular Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) platform powered by the
Midgard application server.

Aegir CMS is derived from the succesful Nadmin Studio codebase. The
application is licensed under the Artistic License-derived "HKLC
Nadmin Studio Interface" License.

Aegir CMS's key features include:

  • MS Word -compatible content editor
    • Easy publishing environment for non-technical users
    • Requires MS Internet Explorer 5.01 or later
  • Staging/live setup
    • Prepare you site changes in staging environment, test and finally publish to live site when ready
    • Use scheduled publication or publish to site immediately
  • Multi-company hosting (ASP) support
    • Each company is assigned to their own virtual database
    • User interface can be customized to support ASP provider's brand
    • ChangeLogs system provides easy way to publish system notices
  • Flexible templating and layout system
    • Layout templates can be generated from multiple elements gathered from the site style and the page tree
  • Full Midgard Content Management framework
    • Easy and documented object-oriented PHP programming interface
    • Separation of content, layout and site logic
    • Efficient content management using a hierarchical topic and article tree
    • Flexible attachment of metadata and files to all content objects
    • Support for different languages and character sets including
    • Replication and packaging utilities

New features in Aegir CMS 1.0 beta3:

  • NemeinLocalization framework
    • Translate Aegir CMS to your local language easily
    • Aegir CMS 1.0 beta3 ships with English, Finnish and Polish languages
  • Image Gallery
    • Centralized repository for site images and downloadable files
  • Symlink articles
    • Maintain your content in single place and publish in multiple locations
  • Themeable user interface
    • Easily customize interface colors and login screen image
      to fit your corporate brand
  • AegirAddOns system
    • New applications and functionalities can be developed
      and plugged in as separate add-on packages
    • Add-ons can provide a fully consistent user experience
      with the Aegir CMS interface using same conventions,
      libraries and layout
    • Installed and configured add-ons will appear in the
      main navigation bar in Aegir CMS

Aegir CMS 1.0 beta3 is available for download at:

Aegir CMS requires a working installation of Midgard 1.4.x. Midgard is
available in the following formats:

The Aegir CMS project

The Aegir CMS development project aims to further improve the Nadmin
Studio codebase to provide the most versatile and user-friendly
Content Management System built on an Open Source framework.

New volunteers are welcome to the project. The Aegir CMS codebase
provides PHP and Midgard developers an efficient platform to develop
and improve content management functionalities. Easy way to contribute
is translating Aegir CMS to your local language. See instructions at: html

Aegir CMS credits:

More information:

Aegir CMS developer team




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