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What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is a little bit different from other CMS systems. 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

Flexible Content Model

Fully customizable document oriented content model with built-in modelling tools. Strict separation of content from presentation. Reuse content across Websites, Mobile Websites and apps


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! Download our demo. Or look under the hood if you like, we share our source code.

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Latest Blogs

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

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

Hippo CMS Integration Patterns
October 15, 2014

At this year's Hippo GetTogether, Senior Architect Jeroen Reijn presented examples of integration patterns used by Hippo clients in their existing application landscape.

Re: [hippo-community] Authentication by token
by: Елизавета Невоструева | 28-01-15 13:38:48 (CET)

 I used this way, but for me it isn't good. I don't want use Spring Security in HTS, I want to synchronize my 2 apps. For example, I send some information from HTS to my app, which find a user with such information, and send to HTS result (token) after searching received information. HTS via HTS Sec

How to get HippoBean uuid in jsp page?
by: Global Edge Software Ltd | 28-01-15 13:19:34 (CET)

Hi All, I have list of HippoBeans to be listed on the jsp page with a link having the uuid of the bean. How can I do this?

Hippo Labs
by: a.gangadharan | 28-01-15 13:19:11 (CET)

Hi everyone You may have noticed our new series of blogs in Hippo Labs where we talk about building solutions and common integrations with Hippo. Check out our latest blogs and tell us what you think ! :  Creating your first Angular JS app with Hippo CMSBuilding mobile apps with-cordova and ionic In

Re: [hippo-community] Authentication by token
by: brian | 28-01-15 12:45:35 (CET)

You can also use Spring Security in the HST, by means of the HST Spring Security Plugin: Using Spring Security, you can set up Hippo as an OAuth2 consumer, assuming your first app is an OAuth2 Auth Server. 2015-01-28 7:13 GMT+01:00 Елизавета Невоструева <e.

Authentication by token
by: Елизавета Невоструева | 28-01-15 07:13:31 (CET)

Hello) I have some questions) I develop 2 associated apps) There is authentication via Spring Security in first and site (Hippo CMS) in another.  Can I authenticate and authorize in Hippo via HTS Security by OAuth token which is received from first app? How can i do this?

Re: Ajax Request and Json Object response.
by: Chanpov Soeu | 28-01-15 02:50:00 (CET)

Thank you, now I finished it. Best Regards,Chanpov

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