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.

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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] Re: default document values set via hippostd:modify in new document creation query
by: m.chatzidakis | 21-10-14 11:43:38 (CEST)

Hi, I'm not sure this is documented.. but here is a method in the FolderWorkflow where this information is parsed:org.hippoecm.repository.standardworkflow.FolderWorkflowImpl#populateRenames Perhaps if you debug this you'll find why your attempts are not working. HTH,Minos-- On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 4

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo Forms Redirect
by: riaz...@gmail.com | 21-10-14 11:20:25 (CEST)

Hi Tobi, Maybe I'm wrong, but stepping through FormUtils.populateFormMap(...), it is unable to retrieve the UUID parameter from the request (request.getParameter(DEFAULT_UUID_NAME) ) Stepping furthing into the code, the HstRequestImpl.getParameter(String name) delegates the retrieval of the parame

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo Forms Redirect
by: t.jeger | 21-10-14 11:12:56 (CEST)

you say "due to the namespaces differing [...]". What makes you think that the problem is there? I'd expect that the UUID (which is unique in your repository, and hence also unique in your /formdata store) is sufficient to retrieve the form data. cheers Tobi On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:19 AM, <riaz..