Hippo CMS is an open source java CMS and you can build it from scratch, but with the setup application, you can be up and running your project in just a few steps. Run the commands below to launch Hippo Community Edition in minutes ! (on windows, remove line continuation characters ('\') and run commands on a single line):
mvn archetype:generate \ -DarchetypeGroupId=org.onehippo.cms7 \ -DarchetypeArtifactId=hippo-project-archetype \ -DarchetypeVersion=2.00.09 \ -DarchetypeRepository=http://maven.onehippo.com/maven2
Type ‘n’ at the prompt if you want to customize your project name or other parameters.
cd myhippoproject mvn clean verify
mvn -Pcargo.run -Drepo.path=storage
Hippo CMS UI at http://localhost:8080/cms
Use admin/admin or editor/editor or author/author as username/password combination. Each of these users have admin, editor and author roles respectively. Browse the end user manual to learn about creating , editing and publishing content as well as user management.
Hippo CMS Console at http://localhost:8080/cms/console .
The Hippo Console is a power tool for advanced repository operations for use by developers and administrators. You will not need the console for most activities. See using the console to learn your way around the repository.
Setup Application at http://localhost:8080/essentials
This page is only displayed only when the setup application starts for the first time (unless you check the final checkbox). Read carefully and if needed, change the default parameters before clicking on Get Started to enter the library.
Hippo can build some very custom websites, and the feature library will have you on your way in no time. Choose from a variety of features in the library to customize content, layout, integrations, SEO and much more. Click 'Install Feature' to add it to your project. Once installed they appear in the installed features tab where you can configure them.
- Adapt the base page configuration to the Go Green demo.
- Configure Home, About, News overview and News detail pages.
- Setup Navigation, Search and Faceted Navigation.
- Set up Three Columns Page Configuration, add a Secondary Navigation Menu
- Develop a new (Product) feature ( Document type) and add Featured Products to the home page.
You can also add advanced features such as review forms, calculations and ratings and more. If you get stuck, check out the troubleshooting and documentation pages or reach out to us on our Community Forum.