Sophora 3 Documentation

Comprehensive documentation for subshell's content management system Sophora.


Archived documentation for Sophora 3. End-of-support date for this version: 7/25/21

Documentation for Sophora 4

Sophora Logical Overview and Quick Links
Sophora Logical Overview and Quick Links

Release Notes

Sophora Release Notes including Update Notes, Covered Issues, UI Changes and API Changes.

Release Notes

Sophora Release Notes including Update Notes, Covered Issues, UI Changes and API Changes.


Guides for the Sophora modules and features.

ACS Guide

Use Sophora’s Add-on Additional Content Server (ACS) in order to edit content from two separate operating Sophora servers with just one editor.

Admin Dashboard

Instructions on how to use the Sophora Advanced Administration Dashboard.

Administration Guide

Within the administration view of the Sophora DeskClient, you can configure roles and users and manage all kinds of document types.

Breaking News Guide

This guide provides detailed information about the add-on components so that editors are able to create and publish breaking news in a simple workflow.

Change Registry

The Sophora Change Registry provides an easy way to synchronize content changes with external systems.

Chronicle Guide

Learn how to create and compile timelines easily with Sophora's add-on Chronicle.

Sophora Client API - JAVA

Sophora's Client API provides an interface for partners and customers who want to develop their own client application(s).

Sophora Cloud Delivery

Learn more about Sophora's cloud optimized delivery.

Cluster Guide

The add-on ensures the continuation of content creation in case of planned updates or an unlikely crash of Sophora’s master server without any breaks.

Content API Guide

With the Sophora Content API developers can retrieve content from Sophora in JSON format via HTTP. Write and edit operations are also possible.


Sophora’s module Courier manages mailing lists, subscriptions and sending newsletters.

Binary Store Guide

The add-on Binary Store makes it possible to store binary files more efficiently.

Date Search Guide

Find out more about the module Date Search in order to search in your content by dates.

DDJM Guide

By using Sophora’s geographic data table you can collect and manage extensive geographic information easily.

DeskClient Authoring Guide

All about the use of Sophora's DeskClient for the editorial department.

Developing Custom DeskClient Plug-ins

This tutorial describes in short how to develop custom Sophora DeskClient plug-ins.

DDJM Guide

By using Sophora’s geographic data table you can collect and manage extensive geographic information easily.

Delivery Framework

The Sophora Delivery Framework coordinates the delivery of and provides access to the managed content

Document Modelling

Learn how to configure your data model by adding and editing document types, properties and childnodes.

EPG Guide

Find out more about the add-on Electronic Program Guide in order to create a program list including a built-in plausibility check.

Feedmanager Guide

Search, read and import content easily from internal or external sources. This add-on quickly converts content from any XML-feed into documents.

Importer Guide

The Importer is an independent Java program that creates or updates documents in a Sophora repository based on Sophora XML.

Indexer Guide

Sophora's Indexer synchronises a search engine's index with the documents of the Sophora server.

LDAP Guide

The user authentication within Sophora may be carried out by a LDAP server.

Linkchecker Guide

The Linkchecker verifies the availability of the hyperlinks in link documents.


Learn how to edit and manage liveblogs in Sophora.

Maps Guide

Take advantage of Maps: Learn how to handle Sophora's module in order to create interactive maps.

Metadata Supplier Guide

Learn more about Sophora’s "Metadata Supplier" module.

MobileClient Guide

Sophora's MobileClient enables editors a simple and uncomplicated access to Sophora - while on the road or at the desk. The MobileClient is mobile friendy and can be used with a modern web browser on a tablet or smartphone and also features an optimized user experience on personal computers.

Multisite Plus Guide

With Multisite Plus the globally valid document model can be customized for web sites or parts of web sites.

Repo Exporter Guide

The Sophora Repo Exporter makes it easy to export parts of a repository. This is useful i.e. for copying current live data to a fresh test system.

Server Guide

Learn more about Sophora's server infrastructure. The Sophora Server manages the entire content repository.

Add-on Sitemaps: Documentation

Learn how to administrate the Sophora Sitemaps Add-on to generate sitemaps protocol complient xml for search engine optimization.

Social Media Connector Guide

The Social Media Connector is an independent Java program that can publish content to social media services (such as Twitter, Facebook etc.).

Social Media Quote Guide

Learn how to quote social media content with Sophora's Social Media Quote add-on.

Sophora Tools Guide

Learn Details on Sophora Tools using the Sophora Client API.

Spring Data Sophora Guide

Spring Data Sophora is a Java library to conveniently map Sophora documents to their appropriate Java models.

TableStar Guide

TableStar is a multi component module aiming on importing, managing and delivering sport tables.

Taxo Guide

Learn how to use and integrate Taxo in Sophora and inform yourself about the benefits of the module.

Teletext Guide

Editorial departments can with the help of the module Teletext integrate teletext into the Sophora workflow and maintain familiar working methods.

Tiles Guide

Obtain further information on how to edit details of multiple components with Sophora's add-on Tiles from here.

Toromiro Guide

Learn more about using Toromiro for the browsing, administration and editing of Java Content Repositories (JCR).

UGC Guide

Learn how to manage comments, votings and quizzes with Sophora's UGC module.

YouTube Connector Guide

The YouTube Connector (internal name "AVTool") is an independent Java program that can upload videos to YouTube.

Last modified on 10/6/21

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