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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.

Re: [hippo-community] Space before a superscript in the ckeditor
by: m.denburger | 27-01-15 10:51:03 (CET)

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:57 AM, <> wrote: Hi Mathijs, Thanks for the suggestion. I have however found another workaround: - Change the value of the property "serializer" (now it is "compact"), at "/hippo:configuration/hippo:frontend/cms/cms-services/htmlCleanerService" t

Re: [hippo-community] How to get unpublished documents in HST Query?
by: a.schrijvers | 27-01-15 10:45:35 (CET)

Hello, I've tried (and succeeded) to reproduce your problem. Before getting to the problem, first a small thing: Instead of using HippoRepository repository = HippoRepositoryFactory.getHippoRepository(); Session previewSession = repository.login("previewuser", "previewuserpass".toCharArray()); yo

Re: [hippo-community] Re: new document's url generation
by: Olivier Bourgeois | 27-01-15 10:39:11 (CET)

Hi Lev,    maybe you can leverage the fact that StringCodedFactory have been recently extended to support different locales: So if you have this in your CMS version you can register an encoder for your specific replacements. Best regards,Olivier. On Tue,

Re: new document's url generation
by: Lev Merenkov | 27-01-15 10:23:08 (CET)

Hi Tobi, thank you for your response! I have just investigated the usages of class org.hippoecm.repository.api.StringCodecFactory$UriEncoding. Seems like it is explicitly instantiated in many places of Hippo code so it's not possible to create some custom realisation of this class. Generally saying

Re: [hippo-community] hippo cms mongoDB
by: Olivier Bourgeois | 27-01-15 10:18:28 (CET)

Hi Mahmudul,     I see. Well, there are many possibilities, and like Stefan said we have best practices for such kind of content. But we would need to know more details. So instead of the public mailing list, for confidentiality, you can also contact for advices. Or get in touch w

Re: [hippo-community] How to get unpublished documents in HST Query?
by: Global Edge Software Ltd | 27-01-15 08:16:43 (CET)

Hi, I still get the published documents only. HippoRepository repository = HippoRepositoryFactory.getHippoRepository();Session previewSession = repository.login("previewuser", "previewuserpass".toCharArray());Node scope = previewSession.getRootNode().getNode("content/documents/demo");HstRequestConte

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