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Silva CMS

Silva is a CMS for organizations that manage multiple or complex Web sites. Content is stored in clean XML, independent of layout and presentation. Features include versioning, a workflow system, an integral visual editor, content reuse, sophisticated access control, multi-site management, extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained templating, and hi-res image storage and manipulation. Silva is built on top of the Zope Web application platform.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  12 Jul 2013 08:04

    Release Notes: You can no longer create a folder called "index". Expiration date of a version with a date in the future are now kept. Support for customizing HTTP headers on most of the default Silva contents was added. Metadata sets were renamed. A method was added for repairing the order of the ordered container. A user menu was added to the SMI, replacing the user preferences and logout buttons. An "About Silva" popover was added. Preview resolutions are now configurable, for testing on small screens, mobile, and tablets. Tests were improved.

    •  17 Jan 2013 16:08

      Release Notes: This is a major release. The new architecture sports a state-of-the-art user interface, entirely AJAX-driven and much more user-friendly, responsive, and better performing. It includes a new content editor running on top of a new document type. Silva News Network has been refactored and provides advanced calendar functionality. On a system level, the performance of both the frontend and backend has been immensely improved.

      •  22 Dec 2010 14:23

        Release Notes: Mobile skins based on browser detection. A robust reference management system that preserves links between resources. WSGI server support. A more consistent API. An improved testing infrastructure.

        •  05 Aug 2010 15:32

          Release Notes: Images and linked objects use references. The form editor is gone; Documents (and News items in Silva News) are now rendered by default with XSLT. A content object cannot be deleted if it is the target of a reference. The XML import/export has been improved A Javascript pop up has been added to select references and uses the REST API. Silva supports WSGI servers. The z3c form has been replaced. The SMI uses silva.core.layout. Management of HTTP response headers has been improved. Better testing. A new test setup system. Silva integrates with Mobi, a middleware suite for detecting mobile devices.

          •  31 Mar 2010 12:42

            Release Notes: The new TOC features made available in Silva 2.1 are now accessible within documents by using the TOC code source with the id “cs_toc”. Kupu now has merging and splitting table cells functionality for tables. External Sources can now have a preview in Kupu. DateTime widgets in the SMI now have a ‘calendar’ button which opens a popup calendar. The link and image tools were redesigned. Recursive publishing actions are now possible. Indexer objects now use IntIDs. Files and images now support blob storage. A local site feature has been introduced.


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