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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

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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Meet Hippo CMS 10 for Developers
May 27, 2015

Last week, we announced the release of Hippo CMS 10. Now we want to take the time to truly introduce this new release.

Simplify Upgrades with Hippo's Synchronization Add-on
June 15, 2015

Use the Synchronization Add-on you to smoothen the process of continuous delivery.

Ldap support in 10.0.2 community edition
by: hippo.lpd | 31-08-15 07:13:00 (CEST)

Hi All, I read that LDAP support is not working in 10.0.2 Community edition it will work in only enterprise edition. Am I right. Please clear my doubt. One more issue is that i am upgrading the easy forms with 10.0.2 community edition. version used by me of easy forms is 2.14.06 but it is giving

Re: [hippo-community] How to remove the for CKEditor
by: Gangel Dávid | 28-08-15 16:52:49 (CEST)

Hi, Thank you for your support. With your suggestions and guide I was able to configure the CKEditor in a much user friendly way that I was ever think off. Have a nice weekend. 2015. augusztus 28., péntek 11:09:52 UTC+2 időpontban m.denburger a következőt írta: > > On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:55

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Integrate fontawsome CKEditor plugin into the hippo's CKEditor inside the CMS
by: Gangel Dávid | 28-08-15 16:51:13 (CEST)

The only remaining problem that I could not fix with the above described solution is the #3 point. All the other issues are gone. If someone thinks it needs to be addressed as a bug ticket in jira please let me know. Thank you for the support! 2015. augusztus 28., péntek 16:06:02 UTC+2 időpontba

Re: [hippo-community] HippoCMS 7.9 - How to create image attributes
by: b.leunis | 28-08-15 16:38:44 (CEST)

Hi Tyler, On Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Tyler Canton <> wrote: > So what's the best approach on creating those fields.I would like to > create something in common so I can use across the board. > You should create your own imageset that extends the default HippoGalleryImageSe

Re: [hippo-community] Error on commit document type
by: b.leunis | 28-08-15 16:21:33 (CEST)

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 4:18 PM, <> wrote: > Thanks for your answers! I exported the namespace but the doc type is > there, just like the other ones. Besides, the doc type that is giving > problems is not document, it's another one (but document is his supertype). > Should I

Re: [hippo-community] Error on commit document type
by: | 28-08-15 16:18:29 (CEST)

Thanks for your answers! I exported the namespace but the doc type is there, just like the other ones. Besides, the doc type that is giving problems is not document, it's another one (but document is his supertype). Should I then delete all instances of that doc type, delete the doc type and

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