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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.

Re: [hippo-community] Setting mime type on Hippo document?
by: Elizabeth Reid | 01-09-15 22:12:22 (CEST)

We were trying to avoid adding backend code just for this, if possible. I did notice that there's a mix:mimeType under the Mixin Types, which certainly sounds like it should be related to what we're trying to do, but I haven't found any documentation on it or how one might use it.

Primary document for dynamic prototype pages
by: | 01-09-15 18:48:58 (CEST)

Hi guys, We've set up some prototype pages, so that we can have people create new pages within the Channel Manager. This is working fine. Looking at this page , it looks like it should be possible to set a Primary

Need help finding EOL dates
by: wim.lustenhouwer | 01-09-15 16:57:38 (CEST)

Hi, We have a customer running Hippo 7.7.9 which is running EOL soon. Our customer would like to see when exactly 7.7 is EOL on the Hippo site (i.e. from the horses mouth). Can anyone direct me to the page detailing EOL dates?

Re: [hippo-community] FTL stack trace - Displaying document title, document content in list-template doesn't work
by: b.leunis | 01-09-15 16:48:27 (CEST)

Hello Timon, On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 4:21 PM, <> wrote: > Hi, thank you for your answer > > Am Dienstag, 1. September 2015 10:31:19 UTC+2 schrieb b.leunis: >> >> >> >> On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM, <> wrote: >> >>> Hello Community >>> >>> I tried to

Re: [hippo-community] FTL stack trace - Displaying document title, document content in list-template doesn't work
by: | 01-09-15 16:21:41 (CEST)

Hi, thank you for your answer Am Dienstag, 1. September 2015 10:31:19 UTC+2 schrieb b.leunis: > > > > On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 9:46 AM, <> wrote: > >> Hello Community >> >> I tried to deploy my local onehippo-project to a dev server with copying >> the repository and the

Re: [hippo-community] access to HstRequestContext from custom AuthenticationProvider
by: brian | 01-09-15 15:15:58 (CEST)

Depending on what settings you're exposing, there are two scenarios: Scenario 1 - Settings are somewhat secure/private and are harmful if they are exposed in a public way, be it intentionally or unintentionally Scenario 2 - Settings are not secure and it's not harmful if they are publicly

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