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ZMSLabs - Open Research and Development Platform

ZMSLabs is a platform for open source and open content projects in context of the ZMS Publishing System.

ZMS (Zope based Content Management for Science, Technology and Medicine) is a complete solution for electronic publishing - in particular e-science purposes. The underlying efficiency-oriented publication model is the result of many consulting projects in recent years by HOFF­MANN+LIE­BEN­BERG, Berlin. Modularity of the ZMS components and approved production processes turn ZMS into an uncomparably rapid tool.

Latest Changes

ZMS3 3.0.0

Download latest versions of the Release Candidate:
Nightly build ZMS-latest.tar.gz | Browse all builds

[5462] by fhoffmann on 27.02.2020 16:37:19

css fix

[5461] by mhaecker on 24.02.2020 08:48:39

And update the second place where the DocumentTemplate? version was hardcoded

[5460] by mhaecker on 24.02.2020 08:44:34

Update minor DocumentTemplate? version to account for version dependency incompatibility with the version of Products.ZSQLMethods we use

[5458] by fhoffmann on 22.02.2020 17:34:53

zpt code generator: added nesting comments


Resources for ZMS Technologies

Zope-based Content Management for Science, Technology and Medicine
ZMS Download
ZMS Publishing Website | Complete Release Archive | ZMS Developers Group

Z Object Publishing Environment - the underlying Python-based Web Application Server
Zope Download
Zope Docs | English Zope Mailinglist | German Zope Mailinglist
Conference and User Groups of Zope Community in Germany/Austria/Switzerland?

Dynamic object-oriented Programming Language
Python Download
Python Docs | Python Cheetsheet | Regular Expressions Cheetsheet and Testing Tool
Python Package Index

Installation of ZMS Add-ons

ZMS supports online update sites for installing and updating of extensions and themes (since ZMS-2.11.1-740). At the moment there are two update sites enabled by default:

You can edit $ZMS_HOME/import/configure.zcml resp. $ZMS_HOME/www/themes.zcml to fit your needs.


Extensions are installed via Configuration > System > Import Configuration Package as usually.
You can also import configurations for Languages, Meta-attributes, Content-objects, Paragraph-formats, Character-formats, Actions, Workflows and Filters as .xml-Files separately.

Examples are ZMSMediaPlayer, ZMSForum and ZMSCaptcha - find more resources at


Themes are installed on ZMS setup as .zexp-Files usually.

You can also import a new theme or export the current theme via Configuration > Design > Theme afterwards.

Additional there is the ZMSThemeChanger extension available, which supports on-the-fly theme changing (requires special folder layout and calling of API-functions in templates - see ZMSThemes-Proposal for more information and YAML-3.1_examples theme for proof of concept).