Implement Hippo - BloomReach Experience - Open Source CMS

This article covers a Hippo CMS version 12. There's an updated version available that covers our most recent release.

Implement Hippo

Introduction

This sections covers website development with BloomReach Experience Manager. BloomReach Experience Manager includes a state-of-the-art delivery tier (commonly referred to as HST or Hippo Site Toolkit) optimized to build content-driven personalized websites that are scalable and performant. The delivery tier provides flexibility by offering easy setup through tools, Spring bean wiring, and a library of out-of-the-box features, as well as easy in production changes manageable via the Channel Manager.

Where to start?

For a hands-on introduction to website development with BloomReach Experience Manager, following the trails is highly recommended:

To set up your development environment see:

The best way to start developing a website with BloomReach Experience Manager is to use the setup application and use or extend standard components:

To learn the ins and outs of BloomReach Experience Manager's delivery tier, start with:

Once your website is in production you will need to know how to handle changes introduced by subsequent releases:

If you rather develop your website using a different technology or framework, or want to retrofit an existing website with BloomReach Experience Manager, take a look at BloomReach Experience Manager's support for RESTful services: