OpenCulturas 1.2.0

Feature release

Publication date

New features

We've done ourselves a favor and added at least one feature to the new release of OpenCulturas that we wanted to use on this very website :-)

Header image repeated as viewport background

Although we wanted the software to be designed simple and low-threshold for your own stunning design ideas, we thought a little eye candy would be nice as a first impression. If a content page has a header image, it will automatically be used as a fixed background image. If you do not like that, it requires just two lines of CSS to remove it.

Additional taxonomies

OpenCulturas came with a basic "Focus" taxonomy that is common for all content types and aggregates all relevant content on a dedicated web page. The magazine has a dedicated "Columns" taxonomy on top. Now some content types can have additional dedicated categorization:

  • Location type (theatre, museum, city hall...)
  • Event type (concert, lecture, symposium...)
  • Article (press release, news, blog...)

File downloads

  • Download links now more prominently designed, much easier to click
  • Paragraph element to nicely add a download section anywhere in your landing pages or magazin articles

Tobias Bähr

Lead software architect

Meike Jung


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