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Content Management for Professionals

For successful online communication with your customers and business partners, you need a content management solution that allows you to create, edit and publish content quickly and easily. For many years CONTENS has been the flexible and reliable CMS that meets your requirements.

An overview of all new products and improvements in CONTENS can be found here.

One platform for your Content

CONTENS is your central platform to successfully run international websites, intranets, extranets, landingspages and newsletters. A particular strength is the easy management of different country- and language-versions of one or more websites.


CONTENS is the strategic platform to operate all company websites. 


CONTENS is the flexible basis for your classic intranet or a modern social workplace.


CONTENS is perfectly suited for extranets addressing business partners or customers.


Clear User Interface

The CONTENS user interface is clearly structured. Editors open the desired pages with the page tree on the left side. They  can then view these pages as they will appear after publication. This WYSIWYG mode helps editors and simplifies the daily work.

Multiple Sites in 1 Installation

In addition to a website, many companies operate an intranet, several landingspages, or an extranet to communicate with business partners. CONTENS allows you to manage multiple sites in a single installation. Thanks to the sophisticated permission management, you can define precisely who has which permissions in which area.

Split Screen for Translations

Proof-reading or translating multi-lingual websites is particularly easy with the Split Screen view in CONTENS. Pages and articles can be displayed side by side in two different languages, making it very easy to compare them.

Structured Content

For editing and processing content, CONTENS can define clear structures that support the editors in their tasks. All areas and fields can be individually named and flexibly configured (e.g., optional / required, predefined values, etc.).

Use Content Multiple Times

In CONTENS, content can be used more than once, without the need to create it multiple times. The same press release can be used on the homepage, in the press area and for the newsletter each time in an individual design. In case of a change, it is only necessary to update that one parameter, which considerably simplifies the work for the editorial staff.

Always in Focus with HotSpot

If an image should be used in different formats - rectangular and square - it may happen that the main image area in one of the formats is not visible. With the hotspot feature in CONTENS 5, this problem is a thing of the past. The editor defines the HotSpot (red dot on the screenshot) on the original image, which is used in formats as the center of the image. Thus, the essential part of an image is always in the focus of the viewer.

Better Communication with Short Links

Long and incomprehensible links are hard to remember and are thus unsuitable for communication and marketing. CONTENS URLs are already understandable and SEO friendly. But it is even easier: For each page one or more short links can be created, which can be easily remembered and typed. Because basic links like work better in marketing than cryptic URLs like$1.

System Requirements for CONTENS 5

Application Server

  • Adobe ColdFusion 10, 11, 2016 SP1, 2018
  • Lucee 4.5, 5, 5.1  


  • MySQL 5.6 with DB (datetime precision), 5.7
  • MariaDB 10.1, 10.2
  • PostGreSQL 9.3, 9.4, 9.5
  • Microsoft SQL-Server 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Oracle 12


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, (Edge) 13 – 14
  • Firefox 34 – 50
  • Chrome 36 – 55


  • Apache 2.4.10 – 2.4.20
  • Microsoft IIS 7 – 10
  • Nginx 1.6 – 1.10  

Full-text search

  • Lucene 6.4.1
  • ElasticSearch 5.0.0 – 5.2.0

Image Editing

  • Imagemagick 6.5.*, 7.0.1 – 7.0.4
  • GraphicsMagick 1.3.21 – 1.3.25  


  • Redis
  • Infinispan
  • EHCache
  • MongoDB

CONTENS on Docker

CONTENS offers several Docker configurations for the CMS for different purposes. Docker makes it easy to deploy applications through containers.

Find out more about CONTENS on Docker.