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.

Have a look

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.

Re: [hippo-community] FilterImpl how to check empty multivalue property
by: a.schrijvers | 20-10-14 11:40:07 (CEST)

Hey Erik, I tested a query in the repository servlet to query for an empty multi valued property. This works as expected. For example //*[@hippo:availability=''] I did not test it via the HST query. Can you post the toString version of your HstQuery? Regards Ard On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM,

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Delete and Import folder with content as xml in Hippo using Java.
by: Bas van Leeuwen | 20-10-14 11:35:07 (CEST)

Dear Ganesh, It appears that your questions and needs go beyond simple Q&A style help. I'd advise you to contact Hippo's sa...@onehippo.com team to see if Hippo can help you with intensive training and/or some consultancy for your project. Regards, Bas Bas van Leeuwen | Community Manager | Hippo

Re: [hippo-community] Lucene location and rebuild strategy
by: Bart van der Schans | 20-10-14 10:16:10 (CEST)

Hi, On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Frederic Close <fr...@closebase.com> wrote: > Hello, > > I have a general question about lucene. > > If I'm not wrong the location of lucene index is by default under: > > $TOMCAT_HOME/webapps/cms/WEB-INF/storage/ > > which means that every time we do a new rel