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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


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

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.


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! 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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Upgrade Issues with hst:configurations not loading
by: | 30-11-15 22:51:14 (CET)

With every upgrade to Hippo 10, that we have done, we have seen this recurring issue. When we boot the server after upgrading to 10, none of the existing hst:configurations are loaded; a new hst:default is loaded. In the past, we have had to remove all the references in the hippoecm-extension.x

[hippo-community] New maintenance tags with 3.2.2 commons collections version
by: Junaid K Sheriff | 30-11-15 17:29:01 (CET)

Dear All, Following the availability of latest apache commons collections versions 3.2.2 with fix for java deserialization vulnerability we have updated below artifacts and deployed it to our maven repository. *Artifacts\Hippo Version* *10.1.x* *10.0.x* *7.9.x* *7.8.x* Project 27.4 27.4

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Hi team i want help on how to upload galley images and video from cms to cdn server and retrieve it in my document?
by: Canh Ngo | 30-11-15 14:10:57 (CET)

Hi Smitha, Your requirement can be broken into following parts: 1. Upon click the 'upload' button, you want to send the receive image/video to the Amazon S3 bucket: For uploading multiple files in the Image/Assets section: you need to extend and override the GalleryWorkflowPlugin#on

Re: [hippo-community] @JcrPath isRelative not working
by: b.leunis | 30-11-15 12:53:16 (CET)

Hey Ricardo, On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 11:40 AM, Ricardo Tangali <> wrote: > Hello, > for a catalog item I want to use a document picker with a relative initial > path. For this I set the following configuration on my document > picker: isRelative=true, pickerRemembersLast

Re: [hippo-community] Exception when attempt login: cms or console
by: brian | 30-11-15 12:02:58 (CET)

Hmm they aren't really clashing IMO. Looking at the group identifier, these are different libraries. Also they are in Hippo core which is thoroughly tested for these issues. I'd check the transient deps of your own (custom) added dependencies, against the entire tree. If that doesn't yield a

Re: [hippo-community] Creating test content automatically
by: Oscar Farg | 30-11-15 11:52:47 (CET)

I'm not in favor of running the tests on production either but at least on the acceptance server should be possible. The acceptance server runs a copy of the production database so we can't restore that to a database with test content. That is what we currently do on our Test server. We can

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