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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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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 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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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] How to pass object from HstComponent to Freemarker templates?
by: w.ko | 05-03-15 03:08:02 (CET)

You should use the size built-in like this: ${result?size} ref) On 3/4/15 8:56 PM, Eric Nguyen personal wrote: > Thanks but I've tried, neither result.size or result.size() works. > > Regarding the loop, I made a mistake

Re: [hippo-community] Re: How to delete document type created under the configuration tab in the cms?
by: Eric Nguyen personal | 05-03-15 03:02:25 (CET)

Hi Joeren and Mathijs, Noted on the hippodcm-extensions.xml and the cnd file. Yes, this is my development environment. 1 question here: I have already created some documents for the document type I want to remove. Can I simply remove those documents? On Wednesday, 4 March 2015 20:22:31 UTC+8,

Re: [hippo-community] How to pass object from HstComponent to Freemarker templates?
by: Eric Nguyen personal | 05-03-15 02:56:25 (CET)

Thanks but I've tried, neither result.size or result.size() works. Regarding the loop, I made a mistake. I changed <code><#list result.items as item></code> to <code><#list result as item></code> and the loop works. On Wednesday, 4 March 2015 18:35:24 UTC+8, t.jeger wrote: > > Hi Eric, > > it app

Re: [hippo-community] EssentialsContentComponent with hst:subjectbasedsession = true load HippoBean with hippostd:state = draft
by: mahippocms | 04-03-15 21:18:56 (CET)

Hi Jeroen, thank you for your fast response. > What is it you are actually doing in case you get the document in the > incorrect state? Actions in the channel manager? No, it occurs on the live site. > Jeroen Reijn <> hat am 4. März 2015 um 17:23 geschrieben: > > > If

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Workflow in Valuelist Item
by: n.vankampenhout | 04-03-15 20:16:26 (CET)

I created a Jira ticket for this: Regards, Niels On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 1:22 AM, nidhi chawhan <> wrote: > Yes Even i can see the same in the audit log. > Seems to be bug!!! > > I need to find a other way to index the valueli

Re: [hippo-community] Best approach for integrating Hippo with AngularJS
by: Gangel Dávid | 04-03-15 18:44:59 (CET)

Hi, Ok, as I see then it's still in an early phase. I have a feeling that going on with the 2nd option - creating standalone Angular app - will give me maybe less difficulty once hippo will support this out of the box and it will be time to migrate into this. As I'm starting the whole project fr

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