Hippo CMS

What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is a Java based, Open Source Web Content Management platform. With strong integrations and a solid architecture based around the separation of concerns, Hippo gives you the flexibility to have full control over your project.

Can I try it out?

Yes! Take a look at our demo. Or look under the hood if you like, we share our sourcecode.

Looking for assistance? You're welcome to ask for help--we have a very active mailing list! Please do check the tutorials and the guidelines first, though.

New here?

Our tutorials will get you up to speed with Hippo development.

Follow the Hippo Trail


The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

Developer Info

Source code, forge, license, roadmap and system requirements.

Quick links


Interested? We're always on the lookout for new talent.

Have a look

Videos to watch

Videos of the annual Hippo developer conference, the Hippo GetTogether, and our video trail where we teach you how to go beyond the basics.

Latest Blogs

In the Press: The Myth about Geeks and Creativity
July 16, 2014

The sort of creativity you often see in tech goes beyond the individual: it’s a collective form of creativity, and it’s the backbone of open source.

Speeding up your Hippo CMS development with Spring Loaded
August 05, 2014

We use JRebel a lot during the development of our CMS product. JRebel is a great tool and allows us to do live reloading of source code and enables us to develop the CMS product in a lot less time.

Re: [hippo-community] Re: hst:hosts and URL of the site
by: a.schrijvers | 21-10-14 13:19:08 (CEST)

Apart from that, you can deploy the site as ROOT.war as well, see [1], however we strongly prefer deploying as site.war and have httpd in front of it taking care of /site part as bartosz mentioned Regards ard [1] http://www.onehippo.org/library/deployment/configuring/deploy-application-as-root_war

Re: hst:hosts and URL of the site
by: Rania Daflou | 21-10-14 12:45:09 (CEST)

Thansk for your reply Bartosz! On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:25:19 PM UTC+3, Rania Daflou wrote:Hello, I was wondering if there is any way to get rid of the "/site" in the url of the site. For example instead of having "localhost:8080/site/mypage", can we have "localhost:8080/mypage"? Thanks in

Re: [hippo-community] hst:hosts and URL of the site
by: b.oudekerk | 21-10-14 12:40:09 (CEST)

We'd normally do this using a reverse proxy, see this[0] page on how to configure your reverse proxy and the HST. Kind regards, Bartosz [0] http://www.onehippo.org/library/deployment/configuring/configure-apache-httpd-web-server-for-sites.html -- Amsterdam - Oosteinde 11, 1017 WT  Amsterdam Bost