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

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.

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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

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] Performance issue with big files in hippo:resource
by: j.reijn | 21-11-14 09:39:37 (CET)

Hi Bjorn, see my comments inline. On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 6:43 PM, <bcs...@gmail.com> wrote: Hello, we want to add files to some nodes which the user can download. We use nodes of type hippo:resource for this. Now we have tutorial videos up to 200 MB. So I used [1] to change the max file size to 200

Re: [hippo-community] Example using the EssentialsDocumentComponent?
by: t.jeger | 21-11-14 09:09:38 (CET)

Hi Steve, thing is, the EssentialsDocumentComponent makes the bean representing your document available on *that component's request*. If you wanted to render attributes of your document in a template which is not linked to your component by means of the HST configuration, your document bean would n

Re: [hippo-community] Example using the EssentialsDocumentComponent?
by: Steve McCoole | 21-11-14 08:55:29 (CET)

Thanks Tobi,  I got it to work.  I was trying to use it without a template attribute set when I attached the component to the page, so I moved it up a level and rather than trying to include it in  the template I made that higher level an instance of the document component.  Previously that level on