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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

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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 elsewhere 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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Create user API for Hippo CMS
by: | 10-02-16 07:31:14 (CET)

Hi, We want to create user other than sitewriter who can write permissions to upload documents. Does Hippo CMS have an api exposed for creation of user? Does Hippo CMS provide api to authenticate and authorize a user in Hippo CMS? I do not want to create a user using UI. Thanks and

Re: [hippo-community] Bulk creation of documents without use of admin UI and without the use of REST service
by: | 10-02-16 06:39:11 (CET)

Thanks Jasper and o.scholten for the reply. I will try the repository scheduler api. Yes I want to run the upload of documents as a job. Regards, Manasi. On Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:50:49 UTC+5:30, o.scholten wrote: > > Hi, > > One small addition: > > On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Jasper

Re: Store relational data in Hippo CMS possible?
by: | 10-02-16 06:35:58 (CET)

But is it a good practice to store relational data in hippo cms? or I should store only content in CMS and store relational data in rdbms? Would it affect query performance if we store relational data in CMS? Thanks for the reply. Thanks, Manasi. On Tuesday, 9 February 2016 18:09:52 UTC+5:30,

Hippo CMS product code management moved to Git
by: Arent-Jan Banck | 09-02-16 16:43:59 (CET)

Hippo CMS product code management moved to Git February 9, 2016 Hello everyone, We are happy to announce you that Hippo has moved its CMS product code management from Subversion to Git and as of now available at All the Hippo CMS product code in Subversion has been

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo implementation Google analytics broken after update 10.2
by: marijan milicevic | 09-02-16 14:20:50 (CET)

On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Michel Drenthe <> wrote: > Yes I have IntelliJ 14 open at that moment (Windows 10). > And hippo is running from IntelliJ run command (mvn -Pjrebel > -Drepo.path=storage) > JDK 1.8.0_71 (no public JRE installed) > > ok, could you and see

Re: [hippo-community] Bulk creation of documents without use of admin UI and without the use of REST service
by: o.scholten | 09-02-16 14:20:49 (CET)

Hi, One small addition: On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 1:14 PM, Jasper Floor <> wrote: > You could create a rest API and have some other process push to that api. > > > If you are considering to use a

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