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Our Getting Started tutorial will get you up to speed with Hippo development.

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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

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Source code, forge, license, roadmap and system requirements.

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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 elsewhere 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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Simplify Upgrades with Hippo's Synchronization Add-on
June 15, 2015

Use the Synchronization Add-on to smoothen the process of continuous delivery.

Meet Hippo CMS 10 for Developers
May 27, 2015

Last week, we announced the release of Hippo CMS 10. Now we want to take the time to truly introduce this new release.

Problem with hst link after 7.9.13 upgrade
by: Shian Chang | 30-09-16 22:57:05 (CEST)

Hi, The static resource links becomes broken after upgrading from 7.9.12 to 7.9.13. http://localhost:8080/site is the root site. http://localhost:8080/site/dbfinder is a sub-site of root. Example code share by root site and dbfinder site: < var="customCss" path="/css/rwd/custom.css"/>

Need Help in URL Rewriting
by: | 30-09-16 15:37:47 (CEST)

Hi, I need the below URL rewrite for my project.I am using XML rule and trying...but not getting the desired. Can anyone help me in this concern. Need 1: Actual URL: Required URL: Need 2: Actual URL:

Re: [hippo-community] Is the Apache Camel - Hippo Events Support going to be supported in 11?
by: w.ko | 30-09-16 14:23:08 (CEST)

Yes, it should work in Hippo CMS 11. The forge module itself is very simple: just camel component to use HippoEventBus in Camel way. The others are 'provided' dependencies. And those 'provided' APIs such as Hippo EventBus are compatible in v11. Regards, Woonsan On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:24 AM,

Is the Apache Camel - Hippo Events Support going to be supported in 11?
by: eboe | 30-09-16 10:24:01 (CEST)

Hi, Is the Apache Camel - Hippo Events Support plugin going to be supported in 11? I'm orientating how to index data into Elasticsearch. Or can you advise any alternatives to index data on Hippo publish events (except the Apache Camel JCR plugin) ? Cheers.

Re: [hippo-community] how to add static resources in go green project
by: megamind | 30-09-16 10:16:25 (CEST)

Sorry didn't see that. Thank you! On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:13:06 PM UTC+5:30, Bert Leunis wrote: > > On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 7:56 AM, megamind <> > wrote: > >> I was following the developer-trails for building a website, and at this >> step - >> https://www.oneh

Re: [hippo-community] how to create hippo go green project?
by: megamind | 30-09-16 10:12:44 (CEST)

Hi, I counld generate myhippoproject archetype project, but I wanted to get the gogreen one. Can you please tell, how to achieve this? On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:02:00 PM UTC+5:30, w.borgbarthet wrote: > > Hi Megamind, > > that's a Maven error, you must have a typo in your command. Are

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