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! Download our demo. Or look under the hood if you like, we share our source code.

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

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.

Re: [hippo-community] Relating documents with links when you don't always need a link?
by: Steve McCoole | 26-11-14 17:43:49 (CET)

Thanks Ard, I have gotten this to work now.  I was trying to reference the attributes through the link variable made from the bean rather than the bean itself, not understanding that I didn't need to explicitly do anything with it to iterate over the linked documents. I'm now on to some other things

Re: [hippo-community] Relating documents with links when you don't always need a link?
by: a.schrijvers | 26-11-14 17:34:53 (CET)

Hey Steve, On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 8:02 PM, Steve McCoole <steve....@objectpartners.com> wrote: > If I want to relate documents together, sometimes for navigation and > sometimes not, can I still access the full range of the target document's > fields and not use it as a link if I don't need to nav

Re: [hippo-community] Addon module - bean is null ??
by: w.ko | 26-11-14 16:45:55 (CET)

Do you see any proper content when visiting http://localhost:8080/site/? Or the site is totally broken? If so, this might be the problem of your project setup, not an HST addon module issue. Did you create your project using hippo maven archetype? Afterward, did you add some dependencies by yoursel