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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.

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: value list provider
by: brian doherty | 24-04-18 09:15:38 (CEST)

I am using the same class for the plugin and the value list provider, and they are both included in the yaml. The full class name is listed in plugin.class and the name of the value list provider service is in the value list provider field. On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:07:02 AM UTC-4, brian

value list provider
by: brian doherty | 24-04-18 09:07:02 (CEST)

I have a value list provider that is extending PropertyFieldPlugin. It is part of a compound. The other field in the compound has a doc picker. The value list should update based on what is chosen in the doc picker. There are some other methods in the class that are working fine. However,

Re: [hippo-community] XPATH query with jcr:contains - weird behavior
by: ard.schrijvers | 23-04-18 21:35:14 (CEST)

In general I strongly discourage the usage of jcr:like, but if you make sure there are enough chars before the '%' it cannot harm that much. Otherwise, jcr:like easily blows up the memory. An artifact of Lucene wildcard queries > > However, that still does not explain the weird behavior.

Re: [hippo-community] XPATH query with jcr:contains - weird behavior
by: Jennifer Amon | 23-04-18 18:07:50 (CEST)

Hmmm. There is no difference in the white space from one to the other, is there. I changed Arbor to Arbo jcr:like does work. Thank you! However, that still does not explain the weird behavior. On Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:53:26 AM UTC-4, woonsan.ko wrote: > > > > On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at

Re: [hippo-community] XPATH query with jcr:contains - weird behavior
by: woonsan.ko | 23-04-18 17:53:26 (CEST)

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM, Jennifer Amon <vang...@gmail.com> wrote: > This works as an XPATH query in the repository servlet at /cms/repository, > AND as an XPath query for an Updater/Editor script: > > /jcr:root/content/documents/us-en/products//element(*,mix:versionable)[jcr:contains(@xyz

Re: [hippo-community] Upgrading Jackson dependencies in Hippo 11. Jackson dependencies are getting old - can I upgrade freely to a newer Jackson 2.x dependency set
by: marijan milicevic | 23-04-18 17:49:18 (CEST)

On Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 5:24 PM, Michael Romose <michael...@gmail.com> wrote: > Maybe I should just wait until we upgrade to Hippo 12. But it would be > nice to know. > > if you are not on latest 11 release, you could do that, that will bump versions to 2.8.x range (from 2.4.x) Otherwise I

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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BloomReach Experience, which is the enterprise offering of Hippo CMS, is a Visionary DXP vendor according to the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms report.