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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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Get Products from external PIM
by: | 08-02-16 12:46:09 (CET)

Hi We have our products managed on PIMCORE and are trying to integrate it with Hippo CMS. > We have succeeded in fetching the product's information through web > service calls and are displaying the List of products on the catalog page. In hippo the URL formation is a big plus as it handles it

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Hippo with Nuxeo Integration- Display External document on site
by: | 08-02-16 12:17:28 (CET)

Hi We succeeded in calling the second webservice too but how to represent that image in cms or the step 3 in previous reply is still pending. A li'l critical issue. Please help Hitesh Sehgal On Monday, February 8, 2016 at 1:29:14 PM UTC+5:30, wrote: > > Hey Woonsan > > Right

Re: [hippo-community] Broken reference on node
by: u.hommes | 08-02-16 11:03:54 (CET)

On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Alexander Rahlf <> wrote: > Hi, > > we got a broken reference at the "hippo:related" property of the > "unpublished" node of one of our documents. > > I tried to fix that by changing the "hippo:related" property to the UUID > of the "live" node

Broken reference on node
by: a.rahlf | 08-02-16 10:28:43 (CET)

Hi, we got a broken reference at the "hippo:related" property of the "unpublished" node of one of our documents. I tried to fix that by changing the "hippo:related" property to the UUID of the "live" node but I can't write the changes to the repository as I get the following error message:

Re: [hippo-community] Custom Date Format in CMS dialogs
by: k.salic | 08-02-16 10:07:25 (CET)

Thank you Bert! I'll try to see what I can do in my time. Making it configurable would be a cool addition. Cheers On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 9:21 AM, Bert Leunis <> wrote: > On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:20 PM, Kenan Salic <> wrote: > >> Hi Guys, >> >> I got a

Re: [hippo-community] How Much Does a CMS Website Development Cost?
by: Jasper Floor | 08-02-16 09:50:29 (CET)

Hi Dinesh, This is not a general cms group, this is a group for Hippo CMS. Nor is this a business group, this group is mainly about technical discussion. I'm sorry but this is not the proper forum for these questions. I'm sure there are other groups out there more able to answer your questions.

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.