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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] No demo content after creating a new project
by: Riduan Maas | 24-04-15 16:18:34 (CEST)

Hello Marijan, I tried to create the project without intelliJ open but I got the same results. Regards, Riduan Op vrijdag 24 april 2015 16:02:33 UTC+2 schreef marijan milicevic: > > > Hi Riduan. > On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM, Riduan Maas <> > wrote: > >> Hello dear hi

Re: [hippo-community] No demo content after creating a new project
by: marijan milicevic | 24-04-15 16:02:33 (CEST)

Hi Riduan. On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM, Riduan Maas <> wrote: > Hello dear hippo'ers > > I'm trying to make a hippo project from scratch using the hippo getting > started tutorial. The hippo welcome screen recommends me to use hippo's > setup application but when I do and

Re: [hippo-community] Updating hippo:paths on all hippo:documents
by: a.douma | 24-04-15 15:41:35 (CEST)

nt:unstructured. > Probably something that happened a long time ago, before I got on board :-) > > I don't think depublishing/publishing is an option; there's thousands of > documents in the repo, performance would probably be an issue. Setting the paths > manually (an obvious solution I some

Re: [hippo-community] Re: custom item in the template composer toolbar
by: m.denburger | 24-04-15 15:21:43 (CEST)

Good to know you got it working! Mathijs > The idea of a functional button in the page is also valuable, though it > would require more work on my side ;). > > Thanks for help! > > Cheers, > Vlad > > -- > Hippo Community Group: The place for all discussions and announcements about >

Re: [hippo-community] Easyforms and Google Chrome input type date fields
by: Jasper Floor | 24-04-15 15:16:09 (CEST)

That's a good solution. Thanks for sharing. If you need styling though you will have to go with the input type text. Even if Webkit supported overriding the style, it would be a browser specific solution...of course, nowadays most browsers are webkit based...except that Google has forked it. I g

Re: [hippo-community] Easyforms and Google Chrome input type date fields
by: Nils Zonneveld | 24-04-15 14:24:25 (CEST)

To change all input fields of type date in a form to type text would have too much impact. I've decided to transform each field value that matches the "yyyy-mm-dd" pattern to a "dd-mm-yyyy". I do this in the doAction method of the EasyFormComponent. Op vrijdag 24 april 2015 13:43:24 UTC+2 schr

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