dotCMS Hybrid CMS

Combines the flexibility of headless CMS with the convenience of a traditional CMS.

Experience effortless content updates, streamlined development cycles, and scalable solutions. dotCMS ensures adaptability in a changing digital landscape, allowing businesses to stay agile and maintain a competitive edge.

What is a Hybrid CMS

Universal Visual Editor

Universal Visual Editor, our single-page application (SPA) visual editor - gives your marketing team an undisrupted editor experience, regardless of the content delivery model.

We built Universal Visual Editor to make dotCMS the only true Hybrid CMS on the market. We give your team access to intuitive authoring features — including inline editing, layout design, personalization, drag and drop, and more — no matter how your content is delivered, closing the usability gap marketers find in a pure headless cms.

Key Features

Create the ultimate customer experience across all channels, devices, and touchpoints - with an undisrupted authoring environment to stay ahead of the competition and maximize ROI.

Publishing Freedom

With dotCMS you are able to preview future or past experiences. In addition, both static and dynamic content publishing are supported simultaneously. dotCMS also gives content creators the ability to schedule campaigns and use the TimeMachine.


Everything in dotCMS is content - and all content (including permissions and relationships) is exposed over modern REST APIs to future proof your content.


On dotCMS Cloud you can manage hundreds or even thousands of sites and channels from one centralized platform. This centralized platform makes it simple to share content across your ecosystem and reduce inconsistencies while creating a consistent experience.


The flexibility to deploy on a public or private cloud (or even self-hosted) at the same time delivers the tailored level of control and reduces the costs of any IT budget.

Push Publishing

Easily schedule and publish sites, content, and code between authoring and production environments as well as publish assets, files, or even entire sites to CDNs.

LowCode / NoCode

dotCMS provides the drag-and-drop capabilities needed to easily create custom layouts, templates, workflows and content types.

Roles & Permissions

Customizing roles and permissions allow you to keep your content safe and team members productive.


With dotCMS you can improve and simplify your content creation sytem by building multi-step workflows with features like Four Eye approval, AI translations, and third-party integrations.

Scalability & Speed

dotCMS has the Java infrastructure and multi-tenant capabilities that allow you to scale your website across your organization quickly and easily.


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