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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] Missing Country Flags in Channel Manager
by: n.vankampenhout | 28-01-15 23:28:12 (CET)

You probably need to add or configure the channel manager icons for en_GB and en_CA, see: "Default there are icons provided for the following locales: zh_CN, de_DE, en_US, fr_FR, nl_NL and ru_RU"

Missing Country Flags in Channel Manager
by: Isaac Truett | 28-01-15 23:05:05 (CET)

I have created several channels, some representing different websites and others which are localized versions of a single website. All of the content folders show the appropriate country flags. Inside the channel manager, however, only the US flags are shown for the en_US locale sites. The other cha

Re: [hippo-community] eForms - store form data error
by: n.vankampenhout | 28-01-15 22:15:08 (CET)

The message "javax.jcr.AccessDeniedException: cannot read item cd098ecf-22a8-4a47-b345-e37db309e626" suggests that this is most likely a permissions issue. The user (group) used to write the form data to the repository (probably 'sitewriter') needs the have sufficient read and write privileges on c

eForms - store form data error
by: Ashil Patel | 28-01-15 17:10:06 (CET)

Hi I'm trying to save form data into the repository but keep getting the following error every time I submit: 28.01.2015 15:39:28 WARN  http-bio-9080-exec-12 [HstComponentInvokerImpl.invokeAction:90] Component exception caught on window content with component com.onehippo.cms7.eforms.hst.component

Re: [hippo-community] Authentication by token
by: w.ko | 28-01-15 16:20:29 (CET)

That sounds like a typical SSO integration case. For example, users are authenticated on /site application, and if they visit /cms application, then /cms application could allow access based on some token (post/get parameter for example). If it is similar to this, then there's an example project for

Re: [hippo-community] connect to h2 db
by: w.ko | 28-01-15 15:57:04 (CET)

Hi, Good question. Let me brief example steps to access the local test h2 db. However, please beware that h2 local file db is not designed to work with multi-process client accesses, and so you should do these after stopping the Hippo repository process (e.g, stop the only to understan

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