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Architecture

The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

Developer Info

Source code, forge, license, roadmap and system requirements.

Developer Info

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Interested? We're always on the lookout for new talent.

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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

Scalability

Highly scalable platform which supports both clustering and replication

Performance

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

Integrations

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

Security

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.

Deployments

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

Personalisation

Deliver personalized pages to visitors with the Relevance module

Your HTML

We don't mess with your HTML output. Use whatever web framework you like; Bootstrap, AngularJS, it's up to you

Search

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] Error when hot deploy after modifying FreeMarker template from Eclipse to Tomcat
by: Motokazi | 29-07-15 04:13:26 (CEST)

Temporary Workaround: Instead of editing the Freemarker files using Eclipse, I use external editor. This approach works perfectly fine. I can do all my changes using the external text editor to any Freemarker file under the bootstrap/webfiles, save my changes, reload my browser and the changes ar

Re: [hippo-community] Error when hot deploy after modifying FreeMarker template from Eclipse to Tomcat
by: Motokazi | 29-07-15 00:49:59 (CEST)

Hi Niels, Yes all my Freemarker files are stored in bootstrap/webfiles. I have not changed any of the original setup and I followed the tutorials step by step. Everything works perfectly but when I change any FTL files from Eclipse, Tomcat start to hot deploy and I end up with the above error. I a

Re: [hippo-community] Error when hot deploy after modifying FreeMarker template from Eclipse to Tomcat
by: n.vankampenhout | 29-07-15 00:34:59 (CEST)

to > Tomcat 8 from Eclipse. All Web apps are working fine (/cms, /site, > /essential). > My problem is that every time I do change to Freemarker template ("flt" > files) and save my changes, then Tomcat will detect the changes I have made > and start to redeploy all the applications (/essentia

Error when hot deploy after modifying FreeMarker template from Eclipse to Tomcat
by: Motokazi | 28-07-15 23:48:24 (CEST)

I have the sample hippo project working in Eclipse 'Mars' and hot deploy to Tomcat 8 from Eclipse. All Web apps are working fine (/cms, /site, /essential). My problem is that every time I do change to Freemarker template ("flt" files) and save my changes, then Tomcat will detect the changes I hav

Re: [hippo-community] Document not visible in cms
by: Eric van Zuilen | 28-07-15 20:37:05 (CEST)

William, thanks for your response. I was logged in as admin.I will not be working tomorrow, so I will update with attachments and exact hippo-version on thursday. 2015-07-28 19:43 GMT+02:00 William Borg Barthet <w.borg...@onehippo.com>: > Hi Eric, > > it sounds like there is something wrong wit

Re: [hippo-community] -Drepo.bootstrap=true not working
by: w.borgbarthet | 28-07-15 19:51:28 (CEST)

Hi Rafa, all the entries in the hippoecm-extension files will be used to bootstrap a new repository. If you have an existing repository (as you do), no existing entries (present under /hippo:configuration/hippo:initialize/...) will be bootstrapped unless they are explicitly marked with a reload

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