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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 modeling 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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Synchronization Add-on
June 15, 2015

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

Hippo CMS Videos
November 28, 2016

Watch some instructional videos on working with Hippo CMS as content editor.

Announcement: Hippo CMS/DX maintenance releases 11.1.1, 10.2.4 & 7.9.16
by: arent-jan.banck | 24-02-17 17:27:36 (CET)

Dear All, We have released the following Hippo CMS/DX maintenance versions for general use: - 11.1.1 - 10.2.4 - 7.9.16 As usual we encourage projects to upgrade to latest available maintenance version, as minor upgrades (requires login) are straightforward. The following new Upgrade

Re: [hippo-community] Customise behaviour of External Link dialog of the RichText editor
by: | 24-02-17 16:59:41 (CET)

Thank you Mathjis, That's a good test/trick - will give it a go; just need to enable the source mode. I use 10.2.3 Thank you, Nestor On Friday, 24 February 2017 15:29:03 UTC, mathijs.denburger wrote: > > Hi Nestor, > > I've just tried the following in our public demo on

Re: [hippo-community] Customise behaviour of External Link dialog of the RichText editor
by: mathijs.denburger | 24-02-17 16:29:03 (CET)

Hi Nestor, I've just tried the following in our public demo on 1. Edit the document Hippo Go Green > Events > 2014 > 11 > Party for the Planet 2. Add an link to the 'Description' field 3. Switch the 'Source' mode 4. Manually add the rel="noopener noreferrer" attribute to

Re: [hippo-community] hst:authenticated appends /site
by: woonsan.ko | 24-02-17 14:54:30 (CET)

Perhaps it's faster to explain how it works with the product code. org.hippoecm.hst.core.container.SecurityValve#invoke(ValveContext) contains the following: String formLoginPage = resolvedMount.getFormLoginPage(); // SNIP if (authenticationRequired &&

Re: [hippo-community] Customise behaviour of External Link dialog of the RichText editor
by: | 24-02-17 14:41:40 (CET)

Mathijs, A bit of addition, what else I tried: 1. Disabling server-side cleanup 2. Adding "allowedContent": "true" properly quoted 3. Adding "allowedContent": "true" in a separate <sv:value> node Adding {extraPlugins: 'link'} to the do document type definition in CMS' Document Types edtor as in

Re: [hippo-community] Autoexport unavailable
by: Marcos Pacin | 24-02-17 14:41:06 (CET)

I mean Windows OS cmd, not maven console inside Eclipse. On Friday, February 24, 2017 at 2:39:40 PM UTC+1, Marcos Pacin wrote: > > > > > Hi William, > > Sorry, maybe I didn't explain it well. > I runned it first from maven console following instructions in [1] and it > worked. Then I runned it

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