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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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Re: Invalid image 'align' attribute in rich text field
by: Martijn van der Vorst | 27-11-15 16:33:05 (CET)

Looking through Old Jira issues this was a problem in the old Xinha editor as well, but was closed because CKEditor was being introduced: Sadly this issue is still present in Hippo 10.1.0 On Friday, 27 November 2015 16:29:08 UTC+1, tom.h...@indivirtual.

Invalid image 'align' attribute in rich text field
by: | 27-11-15 16:29:08 (CET)

Hi all! I've noticed that when I put an image in a rich text field and I want to align it, Hippo adds the align="" attribute to my <img>. That's invalid html, (deprecated since HTML 4.01 according to MDN). I'd like to have configurable classes to add to the <img> element, so that I can align the

Re: [hippo-community] Maximam allowed number of vertical pixels
by: | 27-11-15 16:18:08 (CET)

Thanks Luis for pointing to correct page. Had not visited this page earlier. Thanks, Gautam On Friday, November 27, 2015 at 8:32:04 PM UTC+5:30, l.lemos wrote: > > Hi, > > Have you checked the default values, mentioned in this page [1]? > > Regards, > Luís > > > [1] >

Re: [hippo-community] Creating test content automatically
by: t.jeger | 27-11-15 16:16:04 (CET)

Hi Oscar, this may not be the nicest solution, but I imagine you could bootstrap (and remove, afterwards) test content by having selenium use the Hippo Console and use its XML import feature? cheers Tobi On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Oscar Farg <> wrote: > Hi, > > On our

Creating test content automatically
by: Oscar Farg | 27-11-15 16:05:39 (CET)

Hi, On our project we have a pretty big suite of testcases that use testcontent in the cms to check if everything is working according to specs. The problem with the current set up is that a lot of tests are dependent on test content that was manually created in the T-environment. This makes it

Maximam allowed number of vertical pixels
by: | 27-11-15 15:58:43 (CET)

Hi I have created an image variant of height = 1701 and width = 1080. When I try to upload the image with the same height and width - I get this error "The maximum allowed number of pixels is 1,280. Consider cropping or resclaing the image. What should be done to remove this error? Thanks,

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