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What is
Hippo CMS?

Hippo is the open-source content management system at the heart of BloomReach Experience. This Java CMS enables companies to orchestrate and deliver cross-channel digital experiences. Hippo’s clean, modular architecture and support for open standards make it the ideal platform for agile development and open integration.

April 23, 2012

The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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November 28, 2016

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Java Based

Easy to integrate, testable, ready for continuous integration, and sticking to Java standards such as JCR 2.0 and JAX-RS.

Open Source

We use and contribute to many open source components - and our entire core is available under the Apache License.


Hippo architecture is designed to handle your evolving traffic requirements. Built for scaling, our CMS supports both clustering and replication.

Separate Content from Presentation

Use Hippo's  fully customizable document-oriented model and built-in modeling tools to separate content from presentation.

Performance Driven

Performance matters! Hippo CMS scales both  horizontally and vertically and makes use of multi-layered caching to squeeze the most out of your implementation.

Easy to integrate

Query content using REST, hook up an external application into the rendering phase via Spring. Build a Mobile app or an AngularJS app that consumes content from Hippo.

For Content & Commerce

Looking for a way to bring your content and commerce effort closer together? Learn more how Hippo CMS can integrate with your e-commerce system.

Multi-lingual, Multi-site, Multi-channel

Out of the box support for multi-language, multi-site and multi-channel implementations. 


Hippo CMS integrates with many popular third-party systems and applications. To learn more visit our Integrations Marketplace or check out some of the most popular integrations below.


Pardot is a flexible marketing automation tool, that allows marketeers to segment leads, set up drip campaigns, maintains lead scores etcetera.  Hippo is a flexible CMS providing behavioral targeting in it's relevance module.  By integrating CMS with marketing automation, marketers can deliver a consistent message to their segments in online and offline channels

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Integrate Hippo CMS with Cloudinary Imaging services

Cloudinary is a software–as-a-service (SaaS) imaging solution hosted in the cloud. It provides an api for manipulating images via a REST-service. This post describes how to unleash the cutting-edge imaging capabilities of Cloudinary to transform your images in Hippo CMS.

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Building an e-commerce site using commercetools

Apache Cordovacommercetools is a really powerful e-commerce solution that serves as a central backend for your multichannel e-commerce solutions. Learn how you can integrate it with Hippo CMS for a content enriched ecommerce experience.

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Re: [hippo-community] Integration with S3 bucket
by: Rahul | 17-11-17 19:42:32 (CET)

Hi, I have followed steps mentioned on below link to integrate to S3 bucket: http://woonsanko.blogspot.nl/2016/08/cant-we-store-huge-amount-of-binary.html but i am facing issue for connection timed out. I am using S3DataStore. I have attached screenshot of the error. PFA. Please help.

Processing 'APPEND' action for content node '/content/gallery/gogreen' failed
by: scodazzi | 17-11-17 16:04:34 (CET)

Hi, i'm new to Hippo CMS and i'm experiencing some exceptions after restarting my GoGreen sample project. The problem is the following: [INFO] [talledLocalContainer] 17.11.2017 15:53:22 ERROR localhost-startStop-1 [ConfigurationContentService.apply:179] Processing 'APPEND' action for content

Re: [hippo-community] CmsEditLink for HippoCompounds
by: Thobias | 17-11-17 10:15:58 (CET)

I checked the field plugin.class and its set to org.hippoecm.frontend.editor.plugins.field.NodeFieldPlugin. Is this correct? Unfornutately the documents doesnt say anything about this plugin.class field. The set for the compound seems to be fine.

Re: [hippo-community] CmsEditLink for HippoCompounds
by: tobias.jeger | 16-11-17 21:12:31 (CET)

"org.onehippo.forge.contentblocks.ContentBlocksFieldPlugin" is right. You should check the plugin.class property of the node /hippo:namespaces/{namespace}/{doctype}/editor:templates/_default_/{content-blocks-field} In the recent past, I have seen a case where a pretty old project had a working

Re: Integration with S3 bucket
by: Rahul | 16-11-17 13:09:38 (CET)

Hi All, How do i set hostname for my S3 bucket when trying to integrate s3 bucket using S3DataStore? I am getting following error. Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: hostname cannot be null at com.amazonaws.util.AwsHostNameUtils.parseRegionName(AwsHostNameUtils.java:59). I am

Re: [hippo-community] CmsEditLink for HippoCompounds
by: Thobias | 16-11-17 12:55:15 (CET)

Ups, forget to say its for version 12. :) We are using the org.onehippo.forge.contentblocks.ContentBlocksFieldPlugin plugin.class for this. Is this a problem? Where can i identify if the default rendering plugin is ued?

Tools and Plugins


Thanks to our pluggable architecture, many of the Hippo CMS features are available as plugins. You can extend the Hippo CMS functionalities with our Default, Standard and Community plugins. To access the entire list of plugins available for your use, check out Hippo Forge.

Popular Plugins from the Community

Hippo URL Rewriter

URL Rewriter is a servlet filter that is an extension of Paul Tuckey's UrlRewriteFilter, but instead of a packaged xml file the filter is fed with data from CMS documents. So dynamically manageable instead of statically!

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Hippo Feed Creator

Feed Creator is an addon for Hippo CMS that lets you create RSS feedsATOM feeds and provides an API which enables you to create your own web syndications with the CMS

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