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Read about the latest developments of Zotonic here.

Yes, we should write more

7 November 2019

This blog is quite silent, but we are working hard on Zotonic. Read more »

Big changes coming – master in flux

10 May 2019

Coming week we will be merging our work on the MQTT communication (cotonic) into the master. Read more »

Presentation at Code Beam Lite Amsterdam 2018

29 November 2018

The sheets from the talk on November 30, 2018 at the Code Beam Lite in Amsterdam. Read more »

Splitting up Zotonic in OTP apps - big changes coming!

5 July 2017

We are preparing a huge update to the 1.0-dev (aka master) branch. This update will make Zotonic compatible with Erlang OTP projects. All modules and sites become OTP applications.
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PROGRAM AND SIGNUP Zotonic Community day - 6th of November

21 October 2014

Sign up for the free Zotonic Community day.
Zotonic is the leading open source Erlang web framework and cms. During the Zotonic Community Day we will be presenting projects and exchanging thoughts about the future and we'll be throwing in pizzas and drinks. It's free, Many members of the core team will be present. Read more »

Versions 0.12.1, 0.11.1 released

20 October 2014

Welcome to Zotonic 0.12.1 and 0.11.1, released on October 20, 2014. This release is first bugfix release on the 0.12 and 0.11 branches, with 46 commits since the previous release in each series.
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Version 0.12.0 and 0.11.0 released

9 October 2014

After 6 months, we are proud to present you the next releases of Zotonic, 0.12 and 0.11! Why two releases, you might ask? Well, it's simple: the 0.12 branch has all the goodies of the 0.11 branch, but the added feature is that it uses Bootstrap 3 for all templates. We decided to not put this in the 0.11 release because this would break too many templates for existing clients (some of which were running on master or branches from master).
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Zotonic Community day - 6th of November

28 July 2014

Put it in your Calendar! On the 6th of November, 14-20, we are organizing a Zotonic community day in Amsterdam. Please signup now! Read more »

Welcome to the Zotonic project: Driebit

28 July 2014

Great news: The Amsterdam based company Driebit is joining the Zotonic project. Driebit will be developing a Zotonic based content management framework for dozens of clients but will also be joining in community work and supporting the future development of Zotonic.

Driebit will be supporting technical development, documentation and Bram Opdam (founder) will be supporting the community events (see next post).

A big welcome to Driebit!
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Version 0.10.0p1 released, and beyond

24 April 2014

A year-and-a-bit after the previous feature release, we're proud to present the next version of Zotonic, release 0.10.0p1! Read more »

Showcasing Zotonic

18 November 2013

The amount of Zotonic sites that have been made are far greater than we know but we've got some of them listed here. Read more »

The Performance of Open Source Applications out now!

8 October 2013

We are proud to announce the publication of the article on Zotonic in "The Architecture of Open Source Applications" by our senior architects Arjan Scherpenisse and Marc Worrell with thanks to the rest of the team for their support. Read more »

Version 0.9.4 (and 0.9.3) released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 21 September 2013

Zotonic version 0.9.3 has been released. This is the third bugfix release on the 0.9 branch. Shortly after we released 0.9.4 to fix compilation issues on the Erlang R16B series. Read more »

Version 0.9.2 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 2 July 2013

Zotonic version 0.9.2 has been released. This is the second bugfix release on the 0.9 branch. Read more »

Making it fast: Zotonic & performance

14 June 2013

These are the slides and the video of the talk given at the Erlang User Conference, june 2013, Stockholm. It highlights Zotonic's architecture, performance charts and provides a glimpse into the future of this web development framework. Read more »

Zotonic at Erlang Factory Lite Budapest

28 May 2013

Zotonic and Erlang Solutions are co-organizing Erlang Factory Lite Budapest. Read more »

Zotonic at Erlang User Conference in Stockholm

1 May 2013

We are proud to announce that Arjan Scherpenisse (The Netherlands) and Andreas Stenius (Sweden) will be representing Zotonic at the Erlang User Conference (10-14 June, Stockholm). Arjan will be giving a talk called: Read more »

Version 0.9.1 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 14 March 2013

Version 0.9.1 has been released. This is the first bugfix release on the 0.9 branch. Read more »

Zotonic is looking for a Zotonic.com developer

4 February 2013

The Zotonic Core team is busy - really busy. So we need to expand our team to keep delivering one of the most exciting open source projects systems around.
Soon we'll post a list of components or modules we're missing in Zotonic.
But for now we're looking for help to further improve our website: Zotonic.com. Read more »

The Making Of: Zotonic - The Movie

21 January 2013

So there we were: Five people, in a room with bright lights, a camera, lots of microphones and everybody a bit anxious to tell the story of Zotonic. Read more »

Zotonic - The Movie released

9 January 2013

Zotonic proudly presents 'Zotonic - The Movie'. In this movie we show you why Zotonic is the right web framework and content management system for your needs. Read more »

Version 0.9.0 released

17 December 2012

After months of hard work, the team is proud to present the next version of Zotonic, release 0.9.0! Read more »

What the community is saying...

14 December 2012

Zotonic contributors are really, really inspired. We believe we’re working on something important. But hey… that’s just us. We compiled a few nice things being said about us. Read more »

Pics from the shoot: Zotonic ­- the Movie

10 December 2012

In a longstanding tradition in the Erlang world, the Zotonic team has shot a movie. Not just a movie. Zotonic - The movie. Read more »

Version 0.8.2 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 30 October 2012

Version 0.8.2 has been released. This is a second bugfix release on the 0.8 branch. Read more »

Zotonic wil be featured in “The Performance of Open Source Applications”

Michiel Klønhammer— 20 September 2012

Just proud to announce: The Zotonic team will be writing a chapter of the next edition of the famous books “The Architecture of Open Source applications.” Read more »

Survey: How to approach documentation

Michiel Klønhammer— 7 September 2012

As part of our "Zotonic for the future" program, we are asking developers, open source gurus and other interesting people for their opinions, visions or tips & tricks. In our previous survey (which was filled in with enormous passion!), one of the frequently heard suggestions, was: "documentation, documentation, documentation." Read more »

Version 0.8.1 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 11 August 2012

Version 0.8.1 has been released. This is mainly a bugfix release, to stabilize the 0.8 branch. Read more »

The future of Zotonic - a survey

Michiel Klønhammer— 11 July 2012

Zotonic is starting to grow into a mature open source platform developed in Erlang. For a series of Future of Zotonic ‘summits’ - brainstorm sessions (some real life, some virtual) with folks interested in growing Zotonic into the greatest and best Erlang platform/CMS/development tool/ of the world, we are interested in your opinion as open source thinker, developer, good friend, Erlang specialist or user of Zotonic. Read more »

Sending and receiving e-mail

Marc Worrell— 7 May 2012

On the Zotonic users e-mail list we got some questions about sending and receiving e-mail. Here is a copy of my explanation of the SMTP configuration of Zotonic. Read more »

Simply adding templated pages

Marc Worrell— 2 May 2012

In the 0.9dev you can now add a page without changing dispatch rules. Read more »

Geocoding and mapping in Zotonic

Marc Worrell— 25 April 2012

For the upcoming 0.9 release of Zotonic we are adding more geo-support. Read more »

Version 0.8.0 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 11 April 2012

A new feature release of zotonic has been released. Besides from the usual bug fixes, this release contains quite some smaller and larger features. This release marks also the last release before some larger upcoming changes to the HTML framework, the admin interface and the database layer. Read on for the change log. Read more »

Modifying the admin

Marc Worrell— 3 April 2012

We are rebuilding the admin interface with Twitter Bootstrap. Read more »

Version 0.7.5 released

Arjan Scherpenisse— 11 March 2012

A new release on the 0.7.x branch has been made with a few important fixes that popped up in the last months. Read on for the change log. Read more »

Sneak preview of live statistics

Marc Worrell— 11 January 2012

Distributed Zotonic will have better instrumentation to get an insight in the working of your web server. Read more »

Zotonic in 2011 and moving to 2012

Marc Worrell— 11 January 2012

Thank you all for a great and very interesting 2011. In this article I will take a look at what happened in 2011 and look forward to what we have planned for the coming year. Read more »

Why a new CMS?

9 November 2009

Yet another CMS? Why? Because the current crop of open source content management systems don’t do the things we want them to, Read more »