Enterprise Java Content management system - Hippo CMS

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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] Geolocation in Relevance Module
by: niels.vankampenhout | 20-03-18 01:13:03 (CET)

If you access the test site via VPN, your IP is probably local to that VPN so it wouldn't be known to the geolocation service. In this scenario too, you can use a browser extension to set the X-Forwarded-For header (for example to your IP when not connected to the VPN) to test the geolocation

XML import, does "skip" work for you?
by: Pedro Gutierrez | 19-03-18 18:08:04 (CET)

Hello, I am trying to export content from an environment in PROD to an environment in TEST. Some content already exists in test and in order for it not to be duplicated or overwritten I'm trying to make use of the esv:merge="skip" setting in the node element so it is ignored during the import

Re: [hippo-community] Geolocation in Relevance Module
by: Pablo Bravo | 19-03-18 17:26:41 (CET)

Hi Niels, It's not my local dev machine, but the test environments, which are actually only accessible via VPN. Could that be the reason why? If that's the case, do you have a recommendation to test geolocation in test environments such as tst or acc? Thanks for your help! El lunes, 19 de

Re: [hippo-community] Geolocation in Relevance Module
by: niels.vankampenhout | 19-03-18 15:46:14 (CET)

Is the geo data you included perhaps from yourself visiting the site on your local dev machine? You won't get any data for localhost visitors. You can test geolocation on localhost by using a browser plugin to set X-Forwared-For header, see https://www.onehippo.org/library/enterprise/enterprise-

Re: Auto resize uploaded image
by: Mark Stang | 16-03-18 20:39:23 (CET)

So, how do I get it to just crop the picture? On Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:38:55 AM UTC-6, Andrew wrote: > > Hey hey, > > Simple question: every image being uploaded must not be larger than x > pixels. If it is, I want to resize the image (not crop it) automatically > when uploaded. > > Does

Re: [hippo-community] on click of publish document, can i make a post API call ?
by: marijan milicevic | 16-03-18 15:34:55 (CET)

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 6:46 AM, <sumans...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi > > My usecase is - > > i'll be creating a document in hippo cms in which i'll have one text field. > Basically i want to store the version no. in that field. > in case author updates the value of that textfield and then save and >

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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