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Hippo CMS 12.0 Beta is now available. By default, this website documents the 12.0 version of Hippo CMS. If you want to know about older versions, you can use the version switch in the upper right corner of this page. If you want to learn more about Beta releases, you can take a look here.

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.

CMS Architecture
April 23, 2012

Working with Hippo
November 28, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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] JCR location of Page properties?
by: ard.schrijvers | 26-09-17 09:48:44 (CEST)

primary document is stored on sitemap item by hst:relativecontentpath and title by hst:pageTitle Regards Ard On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Tobias Jeger <tobias...@bloomreach.com> wrote: > It's on the sitemap item (I found, looking at the HST CND). > > On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:58 PM,

Re: [hippo-community] JCR location of Page properties?
by: tobias.jeger | 26-09-17 09:44:52 (CEST)

It's on the sitemap item (I found, looking at the HST CND). On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:58 PM, Owen K <owen....@bloomreach.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I am trying to find where Page properties such as Page title and Primary > document are stored. I've been inspecting all the page definitions under >

Re: [hippo-community] URL characters rejected as Bad Request
by: woonsan.ko | 25-09-17 22:14:04 (CEST)

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:45 PM, Brian Street <brian.c...@gmail.com> wrote: > Is there a way to work around embedding characters such as %3E (>) inside > a queryParameter? > You can override org.hippoecm.hst.container.XSSUrlFilter [1] and configure your custom one in site/WEB-INF/web.xml.

JCR location of Page properties?
by: Owen K | 25-09-17 21:58:14 (CEST)

Hi, I am trying to find where Page properties such as Page title and Primary document are stored. I've been inspecting all the page definitions under /hst:workspace/hst:pages but without much luck. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks! Owen

URL characters rejected as Bad Request
by: Brian Street | 25-09-17 21:45:25 (CEST)

Is there a way to work around embedding characters such as %3E (>) inside a queryParameter? https://www.demo.onehippo.com/?a=%3E causes a 400/Bad Request but https://www.demo.onehippo.com/?a=b is just fine. You can reproduce on localhost as well (without loadbalancers, etc).

Re: [hippo-community] CRISP for selections vaueListProvider (REST backed selections lists)
by: Jerry Hill | 25-09-17 21:01:10 (CEST)

Thanks for confirming Woonsan! I'll share if/when I get it working. On Monday, September 25, 2017 at 2:42:10 PM UTC-4, woonsan.ko wrote: > > > > On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 2:21 PM, <jerr...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I am wondering about the ability to access CRISP resources from the CMS >> to be used

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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