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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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

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What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is an open source Java CMS. We built it so you can easily integrate it into your existing architecture.

Open Platform

We are big believers in open source. We use and contribute to many open source components - and our entire core is available under the Apache License

Java Stack

What you'd expect from a Java environment: easy to integrate, testable, ready for continuous integration, and sticking to familiar Java standards such as JCR 2.0 and JAX-RS


Highly scalable platform which supports both clustering and replication


Performance matters to us! Hippo CMS  scales both  horizontally and vertically and makes use of  multi-layered caching to squeeze the most out of your implementation


Query content using REST, or import content from somewhere else into Hippo. Hook up an external application into the rendering phase via Spring. Build a Mobile app or an AngularJS app that consumes content from Hippo. Use external data systems to feed our personalisation engine


Protect your content with fine grained authorizations,  LDAP support and secure replication

The CMS Features You'd Expect

Content editing, workflow, history, version control, image library, user management, out of the box

Multi-lingual, Multi-site, Multi-channel

Out of the box support for multi-language, multi-site and multi-channel implementations. Cross-domain, cross-site, cross-language and cross-channel linking between documents are resolved automatically.

Separate Content from Presentation

Break free from page oriented development. Redesign your website without modifying content and reuse your content across websites, mobile  apps, etc. Use Hippo's  fully customizable document oriented model and built-in modelling tools to separate content from presentation.


Deploy on-premise or in the cloud on your preferred servlet container

Extensible Components

Use or extend existing components from the Hippo Feature Library or build your own. Use JSP, Freemarker or AngularJS to render your components

Give Control To End Users

End users can manage page configurations, menus, URL structures and component mappings. Without you having to go into code


Deliver personalized pages to visitors with the Relevance module


We don't mess with your HTML output. Use whatever web framework you like; Bootstrap, AngularJS, it's up to you


Out of the box querying, facetting and full text search capabilities based on Apache Lucene - or hook up Elasticsearch if you need more power


Can I try it out?

Yes! Try the online demo of  Hippo Enterprise Edition or create your own  project with Hippo Community Edition.

Look under the hood if you like, we share our source code.

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Latest Blogs

How to: Integrate Hippo CMS with an ElasticSearch enterprise search engine
January 28, 2015

Our most recent Hippo Lab focuses on integrating an open source Web Content Management System with an ElasticSearch enterprise search engine.

Kickstart your projects with the Hippo feature library
September 25, 2014

With this feature library, you can add commonly used functionality to your project

Re: [hippo-community] how to get list of all possible URLs in a Hippo site
by: w.ko | 29-05-15 17:09:26 (CEST)

I'm not sure if the crawling feature of the sitemap plugin is production-ready yet according to this issue: - Also, the documentation doesn't seem to explain that yet properly. On 5/29/15 7:20 AM, Mathijs den Burger wrote: > Note that the sitemap

Iterate Over Assets
by: Zach Calvert | 29-05-15 17:01:42 (CEST)

If I define an asset folder and upload PDF content to it, is there a way to automate retrieving the list of assets in Freemarker based on the folder? IE if I have PDF "Hello.pdf", "Hello Again.pdf" in asset folder "hello", can I generate a freemarker template that will have all of these items in

Re: [hippo-community] Document BaseType Missing?
by: Zach Calvert | 29-05-15 16:19:03 (CEST)

Thank you for the reply. My mistake was in the "CND" bootstrap file, which wasn't loading properly, ultimately resulting in the failure to load the base document on a fresh bootstrap. Lesson learned for the future! On Friday, May 29, 2015 at 3:18:49 AM UTC-5, b.leunis wrote: > > Hi Zach, > > G

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Re: [hippo-community] how to get list of all possible URLs in a Hippo site
by: m.denburger | 29-05-15 13:21:05 (CEST)

Note that the sitemap plugin is a certified one. Its documentation can be found at . Mathijs On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:08 AM, Ard Schrijvers <> wrote: > On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Jeroen Reijn <j.

Re: [hippo-community] reload on startup doesn't work in some cases
by: | 29-05-15 13:05:26 (CEST)

The problem has been found! It was a derative that wasn't being processed correctly. Op vrijdag 29 mei 2015 10:06:43 UTC+2 schreef b.leunis: > > Hi Ricardo, > > On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 2:58 PM, <> wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> I have a project running on hippo 7.8.9. There seem

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