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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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Meet Hippo CMS 10 for Developers
May 27, 2015

Last week, we announced the release of Hippo CMS 10. Now we want to take the time to truly introduce this new release.

Simplify Upgrades with Hippo's Synchronization Add-on
June 15, 2015

Use the Synchronization Add-on you to smoothen the process of continuous delivery.

Re: [hippo-community] How to handle multi level menus
by: Gangel Dávid | 07-07-15 17:45:25 (CEST)

Hi, Thank you very much! I was able to implement it in freemarker with your help. 2015. július 7., kedd 13:41:40 UTC+2 időpontban a.schrijvers a következőt írta: > > And now the public link: > > >

Migration from existing platform to HippoCMS
by: Geane | 07-07-15 16:55:27 (CEST)

Currently we are using Documentum as our Web Content Management System (WCMS) with some of the tailored functions. As the expiration of support, we are now carrying out a feasibilty study to look for the possibility of migrating to other open source CMS. --------------------------- Hosted Web Si

Facet filtering with compound field
by: | 07-07-15 16:42:29 (CEST)

Hi all, we are using the EssentialsFacetsComponent to work with the facets and it's working properly, but we don't know how to make this work. We have the product document type with a compound field created by us similar to the Value list item (key-value pair), but it's a multiple field (each pr

Re: Updater script executor does not work
by: Roman Ugolnikov | 07-07-15 13:54:23 (CEST)

In console: 1 Delete all "running" (stuck) updaters under /hippo:configuration/hippo:update/hippo:queue 2 unlock node /hippo:configuration/hippo:update 3 reset node /hippo:configuration/hippo:update/hippo:queue 4 restart server > > I managed to fix it. You pointed to the right place - the

Re: [hippo-community] How to handle multi level menus
by: a.schrijvers | 07-07-15 13:41:40 (CEST)

And now the public link: On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Ard Schrijvers <> wrote: > Hey Gangel, > > at [1] you can see an example of how it can be done in j

Re: [hippo-community] How to handle multi level menus
by: a.schrijvers | 07-07-15 13:41:18 (CEST)

Hey Gangel, at [1] you can see an example of how it can be done in jsp. In freemarker you can do something similar Regards Ard [1] On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 1:08 PM, Gangel Dávid

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