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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

Updater Editor And CND
by: Juan Simon Rico Jimenez | 27-02-15 23:48:13 (CET)

Hello, I have been using the updater editor tool to make some changes to the content on my existing repository, mostly deleting some fields that i didn't need to use but among those fields where some compounds that i also want to remove from my namespace, so i would also like to remove them from

Re: [hippo-community] Update CND on existing repository
by: Juan Simon Rico Jimenez | 27-02-15 22:24:36 (CET)

Hi I am using 7.9.3 El viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015, 9:02:25 (UTC-5), j.reijn escribió: > > Hi Juan, > > which version of Hippo CMS are you trying this with? > > Jeroen > > On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 6:16 AM, Juan Simon Rico Jimenez < > > wrote: > >> Hello, >> >> I need to update th

Re: [hippo-community] Re: CKEditor Rich text field removes tags
by: m.denburger | 27-02-15 17:34:50 (CET)

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:20 PM, <> wrote: > Hi Mathijs, > > For now I found another solution, I just use the getter method from the > document type Bean: > > <%@ include file="/WEB-INF/jspf/htmlTags.jspf" %> > <hst:defineObjects/> > <c:forEach var="test" items="${freehtml}" varSt

Junit-testing Forms.
by: | 27-02-15 16:10:44 (CET)

Hi, I try to write a Junit-test for submitting forms (Method to test: doAction of a component). But when I run this test, I get a Error, when the form should be made persistent using the method "FormUtils.persistFormMap(request, response, formMap, null)", because the Hipposession is null. Can

Re: [hippo-community] Valuelist
by: nidhi chawhan | 27-02-15 15:12:33 (CET)

hi Team , I am working on the workflow and nodes level .A low level API. and i want to index the valuelist to elastic search . So is there any way to get the value list item as per the lanaguage and index them? Looking forward for your reply Thanks, Nidhi On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:10 PM, nidhi c

Re: CKEditor Rich text field removes tags
by: | 27-02-15 14:20:28 (CET)

Hi Mathijs, For now I found another solution, I just use the getter method from the document type Bean: <%@ include file="/WEB-INF/jspf/htmlTags.jspf" %> <hst:defineObjects/> <c:forEach var="test" items="${freehtml}" varStatus="loop"> ${test.content} /* ${test.getContent()} also works */

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