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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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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

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! 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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Latest Blogs

How to: Integrate Hippo CMS with an ElasticSearch enterprise search engine
January 28, 2015

Our most recent Hippo Lab focuses on integrating an open source Web Content Management System with an ElasticSearch enterprise search engine.

Kickstart your projects with the Hippo feature library
September 25, 2014

With this feature library, you can add commonly used functionality to your project

Apache web server configuration - Missing CSS and JS files
by: Eric Nguyen personal | 06-03-15 02:55:13 (CET)

While the CMS is working fine for me, the Site site is missing all the CSS and JS files. What else do I have to do? My Apache virtual host configuration: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName cms.scc.local ProxyPreserveHost Off # Include the extra proxypass rule for /site here ProxyPass /

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Re: [hippo-community] Minimizing content freeze period
by: a.douma | 05-03-15 16:07:09 (CET)

for > enterprise customers? I can't make concrete statements on this. I suggest using another channel to get more information :) Ate > > Rick > > 2015-03-05 15:27 GMT+01:00 Ate Douma < > <>>: > > On 2015-03-04 14:28, Rick Beemsterboer wr

Re: [hippo-community] Minimizing content freeze period
by: Rick Beemsterboer | 05-03-15 15:31:30 (CET)

Hi Ate, Thanks for your reply. Any idea when this feature will become available for enterprise customers? Rick 2015-03-05 15:27 GMT+01:00 Ate Douma <>: > On 2015-03-04 14:28, Rick Beemsterboer wrote: > >> Hi hippo's, >> >> At my current project the customer would like to be a

Re: [hippo-community] Minimizing content freeze period
by: a.douma | 05-03-15 15:27:25 (CET)

needs > to be a content freeze of some sort; a time period in which editors do not make > any changes to the content, because changes made during the deployment will be > lost. > Currently the time it takes to backup the db, restore it on pre-prod, build > indexes, etc takes a couple of hour

Re: [hippo-community] Hippo Enterprise 7.8.5 supports Spring 4.1.5.RELEASE
by: u.hommes | 05-03-15 13:15:00 (CET)

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Jens Lehmann <> wrote: > Should I simply add the Jackson 2 dependency in my site pom > .xml or where should I do this? I will try it out. No, don't worry about that. Spring will pull it in transitively if and when it needs it. -- Unico

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