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What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is a little bit different from other CMS systems. 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! Download our demo. Or look under the hood if you like, we share our source code.

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Latest Blogs

Kickstart your projects with the Hippo feature library
September 25, 2014

With this feature library, you can add commonly used functionality to your project

Hippo CMS Integration Patterns
October 15, 2014

At this year's Hippo GetTogether, Senior Architect Jeroen Reijn presented examples of integration patterns used by Hippo clients in their existing application landscape.

hippo cms mongoDB
by: Mahmudul Hasan Tuhin | 25-01-15 22:12:31 (CET)

HI I want to use with hippo CMS with mongoDB. Can we do that?

Re: [hippo-community] POSTdata
by: w.ko | 24-01-15 22:34:53 (CET)

Do you have a JSP page rendering the javascript? Then you can do: var url = '<hst:resourceURL resourceId="..." />'; Woonsan On 1/23/15 8:38 AM, nidhi chawhan wrote: > Hi Woonsan, >  I need to send the few parameters in ajax call . > I am not able understand the how i will create  url in client si

importXML uses old java 1.4 IO
by: andi anderson | 24-01-15 17:53:07 (CET)

we are haveing an issue with: javax.jcr.Session.importXML(String, InputStream, int) where due to it using old java 1.4 IO we are running out of memory in the vm. is there any way we can get a version of this as a NIO buffer for the InputStream? we use the export and import to backpublish data to o

Plugin or Component tutorial
by: | 24-01-15 16:22:49 (CET)

Hello, New to hippo. Is there a tutorial on plugin and component development? The reference docs are good for understanding, but lack step by step instructions. Thanks. 

Re: [hippo-community] POSTdata
by: nidhi chawhan | 23-01-15 14:38:13 (CET)

Hi Woonsan,  I need to send the few parameters in ajax call . I am not able understand the how i will create  url in client side could please tell me Thanks, Nidhi On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 2:15 PM, Woonsan Ko <> wrote: Hi Nidhi, If you use form submit in html form, then you shou

Re: [hippo-community] POSTdata
by: w.ko | 23-01-15 14:15:57 (CET)

Hi Nidhi, If you use form submit in html form, then you should use <hst:actionURL/> in the action attribute of the form. And you can read the parameters (HstRequest#getParameter(paramName)) in #doAction() method in your component. If you use AJAX submit in javascript instead, then you should use <

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