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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.

Remove unicode control symbols on Hippo Document creation
by: | 27-01-15 13:35:27 (CET)

Hi all, I've noticed that non-printed unicode control symbols are saved in the document, e.g. document title may be 'Test 0x03 test'. Is it possible to remove such symbols on document creation? Kind regards,Anton

Re: [hippo-community] How to get unpublished documents in HST Query?
by: Global Edge Software Ltd | 27-01-15 13:18:46 (CET)

Thank you. On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:45:35 PM UTC+4, a.schrijvers wrote: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 previ

CMS Xinha editor's table works improperly in Firefox
by: | 27-01-15 13:10:28 (CET)

Hello all, When I add a table in CMS Xinha editor in Firefox then I cannot enter anything inside the table cells. I click on any cell and then when I start typing the text is entered below the table. In Chrome everything works as it should.Could someone help me with this bug? Kind regards,Anton

Re: [hippo-community] Re: new document's url generation
by: Olivier Bourgeois | 27-01-15 12:29:30 (CET)

Hi Lev,   then I am afraid you are using an older version of Hippo that doesn't have the feature yet. Maybe you can bump the repository dependency to >= 2.24.15 in the main POM?    About how to register and use it, the best is probably to look at the test, following the links in the JIRA ticket: htt

Re: new document's url generation
by: Lev Merenkov | 27-01-15 11:55:14 (CET)

Hi Olivier, thank you for your suggestion! In our cms version I see only the following method: public StringCodec getStringCodec(String encoding)  Can it serve our needs from your perspective? To be honest, it still be not clear enough for me how it's possible to register our own codec and how to

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

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