Hippo CMS

What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is a Java based, Open Source Web Content Management platform. With strong integrations and a solid architecture based around the separation of concerns, Hippo gives you the flexibility to have full control over your project.

Can I try it out?

Yes! Take a look at our demo. Or look under the hood if you like, we share our sourcecode.

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.

New here?

Our tutorials will get you up to speed with Hippo development.

Follow the Hippo Trail


The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

Developer Info

Source code, forge, license, roadmap and system requirements.

Quick links


Interested? We're always on the lookout for new talent.

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Videos to watch

Videos of the annual Hippo developer conference, the Hippo GetTogether, and our video trail where we teach you how to go beyond the basics.

Latest Blogs

In the Press: The Myth about Geeks and Creativity
July 16, 2014

The sort of creativity you often see in tech goes beyond the individual: it’s a collective form of creativity, and it’s the backbone of open source.

Speeding up your Hippo CMS development with Spring Loaded
August 05, 2014

We use JRebel a lot during the development of our CMS product. JRebel is a great tool and allows us to do live reloading of source code and enables us to develop the CMS product in a lot less time.

dynamic validation of documents upon publication
by: sde...@gmail.com | 22-10-14 01:40:19 (CEST)

Hello Hippo Team, Our organization is looking for some way to restrict publishing of a document until certain requirements are met. For example we have documents which go through a life-cycle, and at specific points in that life-cycle, we need to make certain fields required and dis-allow publishin

Re: [hippo-community] Re: default document values set via hippostd:modify in new document creation query
by: schi...@gmail.com | 21-10-14 22:46:40 (CEST)

Thank you, Minos, IDH... i got it working for the most part by using: "./_name/hippostd:content" or "./_name/myhippoproject:[compound.property] sadly there's no way to provide the full path, as the interperpreting code only looks at the last path segment when matching renames...so for custom compo

Re: [hippo-community] Facet Navigation, Result Set, version 7.9.3
by: a.schrijvers | 21-10-14 18:03:55 (CEST)

Hey Gridi, On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM, gridi.serbo <gridi...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello guys, > > I am experiencing some strange behavior while applying hstQueries to a > HippoFacetNavigationBean. > The first time i get the correct result, but for all subsequent queries, I > get the same result