ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2010) -  Phase2 Technology is pleased to announce the release of OpenPublish Version 2.0 today.

OpenPublish taps the power of Drupal, a social publishing platform, and supports everything from news coverage to Web 2.0 trends, semantic metadata tagging with Open Calais, social publishing and topic hubs.

Version 2.0 focuses on building a community of developers around the distribution with a new website, expanded online documentation and user guides; a theme layer overhaul and a more robust sub-theming architecture make it easier to create custom designs. In addition, improved administrative and editorial interfaces have been added. It is the 2nd major release of OpenPublish and follows 8 minor releases since March 2009 when the package was debuted by Phase2 Technology and Thomson Reuters. OpenPublish Version 2.0 and the future releases will allow editors to further rethink online news presentation, monetize content and reach a larger audience.

Additional updates to Version 2.0 include: a full transition to Features, a modular mechanism to share functionality between sites; an improved installation profile; multimedia-implementation; CKEditor implementation; integration with the Distro module; improved bulk content management interface; and streamlined installation process.

"A strong community of partners will make the Open Publish distribution an even stronger solution for online publishers large and small," said Jeff Walpole, Phase2 Technology CEO. "With this version, we have chosen to focus on product, design, and documentation improvements instead of significant new feature development."

Learn more or download OpenPublish Version 2.0 here:

About Phase2 Technology
Phase2 is internationally recognized for providing technology leadership on the web using open source technology including Java and the Drupal social publishing platform for clients in these practice areas: online publishing and journalism; open government and public policy; advocacy and associations; media and entertainment. Our experienced team of consultants is known for specialty in content management systems, community applications, API and open data integration, and custom application development. Phase2 practices our own AgileApproach™, an agile development methodology that ensures quality and time to market of our software solutions.

About Drupal
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Tens of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power scores of different web sites, including community web portals, corporate web sites, Intranet applications, E-commerce applications and resource directories. The built-in functionality, combined with dozens of freely available add-on modules, will enable features such as: blogs, collaborative authoring environments, forums, podcasting, and much more. Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL and is maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers.

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