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Using papaya CMS

papaya CMS is suitable for a wide spectrum of internet applications.  You can manage content, like simple texts or pictures, and applications. Everywhere you want to have uniformly structured content, you can also use applications. Using applications, users can access the information on your web pages in different ways. papaya CMS manages not only content, but also the applications which you use to publish or display content. Content can be displayed simply as HTML pages, exported as PDF or formatted for printing.

Consistent website presentation is extremely important for companies, government agencies and organizations.  By using website templates, you can be sure that each page is presented in a consistent style. You aren’t limited to just one layout. If you need to, you can save multiple design templates. Thanks to the strict separation of layout and application logic in papaya CMS you can assign each page a specific layout.

With papaya CMS you can manage multiple subdomains and assign each subdomain its own layout. Visitors to your websites won’t recognize that there is only one papaya CMS installation behind it all.


Charitable organizations, as well as government offices, generally require a barrier-free, accessible and standardized online presentation. papaya CMS makes it technically possible to create highly accessible websites because it uses XSLT as its template language, which always displays in a standardized XHTML form. This allows you to easily change font size for example. Pages are delivered in valid HTML, while the graphic design is done exclusively in CSS. This allows blind users to easily access content with text-based browsers and screen readers.

Without boundaries

International projects require multi-lingual Content Management Systems. Papaya CMS provides you with the necessary tools for this challenge as well. Content in different languages can be easily managed. One page contains all language versions and also shows you, if the page hasn’t been translated yet. You don’t have to create a new page for each language – you only need switch to the language you want.

papaya CMS is distinguished by a high degree of scalability. papaya can be used for projects of all sizes, from small web sites to large web portals. Due to the efficient use of system resources in the basic installation, you don’t need your own server for a private website, but can simply purchase space from a company of your choice. Even larger portals don’t need a whole server park just to get started – the server capacity can be adjusted to meet demand. Through the use of databank clustering and load balancing it’s possible to gradually increase the server capacity and spread the load over multiple servers. Online projects can be gradually expanded to stay ahead of increasing demand. The basic version of papaya CMS offers many free modules and can be expanded individually to suit higher demand and new projects. Learn more about the options papaya CMS offers through our features list.

Integration of external content is a standard feature of papaya CMS. Using standardized interfaces such as XML-RPC or RSS you can add content to your site. You can also publish your content as an RSS feed using papaya CMS. This allows you to integrate content from other websites and offer your content to others. If you have any questions about interfaces or about integrating services with papaya CMS, please use our contact form.