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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

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 configuration s, 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] Re: Forge-Import-Tool: Cusomising the import of binaries using a java class
by: w.ko | 27-04-15 16:35:44 (CEST)

Hi Sebastian, The camel routes configuration in routes.xml, the import application executor runs asynchronously (#executeAsync) in a new thread. That's why the camel route execution was done right away and so the done file is created right away without waiting for the import process to finish:

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Forge-Import-Tool: Cusomising the import of binaries using a java class
by: Sebastian | 27-04-15 16:00:08 (CEST)

Hi, it's me again. We now have another issue: Is it possible to determine if the import has finished? We need this for our build system so we can run further steps after the import has finished. It seems like the files in the ".done" folder don't indicate if all files are processed, instead it

Re: repository browser SQL-statement with "NOT LIKE"
by: | 27-04-15 14:16:52 (CEST)

Track the path or folder either it is correct or not,check the type of doc and doc is present or not On Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:40:38 UTC+5:30, Edwin B. wrote: > > Hi, > > I'm trying to retrieve all documents of a specific documenttype > (mynamespace:mydoctype) that do NOT live in some conte

Re: Incorrect icon for new folder queries
by: Alexandru Ionescu | 27-04-15 12:07:09 (CEST)

Hi Bert, I saw the documentation page but I don't want to redeploy the application in order to add icons each time we add new queries. How do the other custom queries work? ( e.g. urlrewriter-folder ) Best regards, Alex

CMS: "Cancel" button in "Close all tabs" window not working (after trying to save invalid document)
by: | 27-04-15 10:54:41 (CEST)

Hi, we had some issues concerning the "Close all tabs" window that opens in cms after clicking on "close all". If we try to save a document with empty required fields (which of course is not possible and leads to an error) and then want to return to our document by click on "Cancel" in the windo

Re: [hippo-community] Incorrect icon for new folder queries
by: b.leunis | 27-04-15 10:32:45 (CEST)

On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Alexandru Ionescu <> wrote: > Hi, > > I followed the tutorial here: > > > > to create some new queries for custom folders. > The icon displa

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