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.

Have a look

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] Customize system:html editor to include internal link
by: Frederic Close | 22-10-14 11:47:39 (CEST)

Thanks Jeroen, that makes it clear, the field is used for  summary and we wanted to limit the possibilities of the customer for editing that field that's why we chose system:html. I added the possiblity to add (un)ordered list to that editor with success and was wondering if it would of to add inter

Re: [hippo-community] Customize system:html editor to include internal link
by: j.reijn | 22-10-14 11:40:38 (CEST)

Hi Frederic, I don't think that will work due to the nature of the system:html type. (it does not allow you to store links underneath the actual backing model), which is a normal String property in this case. The internal link plugin needs to be able to store a hippo:mirror as a childnode of the nod

Re: [hippo-community] Add products via API
by: j.reijn | 22-10-14 11:30:26 (CEST)

Hi Chris, thanks for your answer. Do keep in mind that the main language on this list is english, so other people can follow along. I'm by no means an expert in PHP (I've used it at least 10 years ago), but a quick google resulted in this nice example on SO. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/980278