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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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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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project opportunity
by: Mark Freeman | 10-02-16 21:47:07 (CET)

Hello Everyone. I wanted to see if someone would be interested in a 4 month project with a client of mine. Our client is seeking a Hippo CMS Developer. You will receive the project scope and wireframes. This is on site either in Boston, NYC or central Connecticut. We will provide per diem and

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo implementation Google analytics broken after update 10.2
by: marijan milicevic | 10-02-16 14:10:32 (CET)

Hi, On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:56 PM, Michel Drenthe <> wrote: > Hi Marijan, > > Inside the googleAnalytics node: > After uploading the P12 key and hit Write to repository open the XML found > in booststrap/configuration: > 0� �&#2;&#1;&#3;0� b > > When using the still not closed

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo implementation Google analytics broken after update 10.2
by: Michel Drenthe | 10-02-16 13:56:42 (CET)

Hi Marijan, Inside the googleAnalytics node: After uploading the P12 key and hit Write to repository open the XML found in booststrap/configuration: 0� �&#2;&#1;&#3;0� b When using the still not closed console/hippo using the XML export link it will produce a XML containing MIIJqAIBAzCCCWIGCSqG

Re: [hippo-community] is it possible to add a class to a single point of a menu to style it differently
by: m.chatzidakis | 10-02-16 11:51:42 (CET)

Hi Bernhard, On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 9:59 AM, <> wrote: > hi there. > > I want to style only one menupoint. > What is a menupoint? Is it a menu item? > Is it possible to set a different color to a single menupoint? All other > points need to stay unchanged. > How about a

Re: [hippo-community] save user to mysql database instead of storing in documents (xml files)
by: marijan milicevic | 10-02-16 11:22:36 (CET)

Hi, On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:16 AM, <> wrote: > 1)we have integrated with mysql database. > > 2) We have also rest apis to create users in hippo. > > 3) The users created are stored in xml files(documents). They should be > saved in mysql database. > > 4) next when we login

Re: [hippo-community] Create user API for Hippo CMS
by: marijan milicevic | 10-02-16 11:21:35 (CET)

Hi, On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 7:31 AM, <> wrote: > 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

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