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Silva (2.3)

by cms last modified 2011-06-22
Released on 2010-12-20 by Infrae under BSD License (revised) available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows.
Software development stage: stable
Silva is a powerful CMS for organizations that manage multiple or complex websites. Content is stored in clean and futureproof XML, independent of layout and presentation. Features include versioning, workflow system, integral visual editor (Kupu), content reuse, sophisticated access control, multi-site management, extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained templating, and hi-res image storage and manipulation.
Silva is a completely browser based CMS for creating publications for the web, paper, and other media. Content is stored in a clean and future-proof format, independent of layout and presentation, suitable for use in multiple contexts. Silva allows novice users to enter new documents as well as edit existing documents using a simple web interface. Behind the scenes, Silva stores content in XML (Extensible Markup Language). This leads to several important advantages:
  • The same content can be used in different media, such as the web, paper, or word processor content. Web publication of content is native to Silva as it is based on Zope, but Silva also has export filters to PDF and MS Word, and more can be built when the demand arises.
  • The content is future proofed and not out of date as soon as you want to use a new system or present it in a different way.
  • The structuring of the content facilitates more sophisticated searching and indexing.

Features of Silva include:

  • Through-the-web user interface with easy access to all features, including access keys.

  • Extensive documentation aimed to authors and editors, as well as for site managers, designers and system administrators.

  • Through-the-web structured authoring of documents using a WYSIWIG editor (kupu) or a forms-based editor. Content can be published to the web and exported as XML. Content can be reused in multiple areas of a publication using ghost objects.

  • Workflow and versioning support allows an author to work on a new version of a document while another version is already published online.

  • Separation of responsibilities between author, editor, and chief editor roles. Optional full integration with very large user sources using LDAP. Extensive group management abilities (with or without LDAP).

  • Resizing support for images, and extensive support to position images in document text. Images and files can be imported singly or in bulk.

  • Flexible customizable presentation using Zope Page Templates. Different sub sites can have different publications and designs. Virtual hosting support for sub sites.

Silva extensions include:

  • SilvaNews - create and manage news and agenda items in Silva. RSS syndication and aggregation support.

  • DocMa - external server which integrates seamlessly into Silva and allows Silva publications to be exported to MS Word documents, and MS Word documents to be imported into Silva.

  • SilvaExternalSources - include data from external sources into documents, including CSV files, results from relational database queries or any Python script.

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Avatar Posted by eric casteleijn at 2007-12-18

Uhm, Silva is on version 2.0. 1.2 is really old. Maybe the date and version could be updated?

Silva 2.3 has been released

Avatar Posted by Wim at 2011-06-22
Silva 2.3 has been released meanwhile, fore more information:

Re: Silva 2.3 has been released

Avatar Posted by Olha Pelishok at 2011-06-22
Thank you! We've updated the Silva page.

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