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What is Bloomreach CMS?


Bloomreach CMS 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. Bloomreach's clean, modular architecture and support for open standards & headless implementations 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. 

Bloomreach 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.

Integrate Hippo CMS with marketing automation

Pardot is a flexible marketing automation tool, that allows marketers to segment leads, set up drip campaigns, maintains lead scores etcetera.  Hippo is a flexible CMS providing behavioural targeting in its 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] Re: Static Webapp resources
by: woonsan.ko | 17-07-18 19:53:21 (CEST)

Hi Raman, I'm sorry, but would you mind re-posting your question again in the new forum site? See the message in the page: - Regards, Woonsan On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 4:58 PM, rdjava30 <> wrote: > Updating--- > > > Hi Community > > > I browser

Re: Static Webapp resources
by: rdjava30 | 16-07-18 22:58:37 (CEST)

Updating--- Hi Community I browser console I am getting 404 error. So when I try to debug console I find out in Source code I am defining <link rel="stylesheet" href="<hst:webfile path="/css/some_sample.css"/>" type="text/css"/> and url is generating In Local = href="/site/webfiles/153177

Static Webapp resources
by: rdjava30 | 16-07-18 20:07:31 (CEST)

Hi Community I was following this document for my localhost application deployment to test server I am able to deployed cms and site, but I am not able to see any static webapp resources (i.e, css, js , img

Re: [hippo-community] Deploy Application to Test Server
by: rdjava30 | 12-07-18 22:18:05 (CEST)

Yes I tried , I follow same step from some reason, even tomcat server started successfully and deployed war file but when I try to launch my.domain/site/ , I am getting 404 error. On Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 11:54:47 AM UTC-4, marijan milicevic wrote: > > Have you tried to find any documentation

Hippo CMS with Resin Server
by: rdjava30 | 12-07-18 21:57:47 (CEST)

Can someone help me , how to configure/deployed Hippo cms with resin server Thanks in advance.

Re: /cms is working but /site is giving file not found error.
by: rdjava30 | 12-07-18 19:20:31 (CEST)

Hi Raj Can you please help me deployment of project on test server? I created sample project in my local environment, which is running successfully via localhost. Can you please provide me steps how did you configure on Test or Dev Server, Thanks Raman On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:36:32 AM

Tools and Plugins


Thanks to our pluggable architecture, many of the Bloomreach CMS features are available as plugins. You can extend the Bloomreach CMS functionalities with our Default, Standard and Community plugins. To access the entire list of plugins available for your use, check out BloomReach 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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