Using the Essentials Setup Application with Existing Hippo Projects
The Essentials setup application is designed to work with Hippo projects using version 7.9 or later. While using Essentials is the recommended way to set up a new Hippo project, you may be dealing with an older project that has been upgraded to CMS 7.9 or later.
This page provides some information on how you can take advantage of parts of the Essentials setup application even if your project has not been set up using Essentials.
Adding the Essentials setup application to your project
That said, here is a page describing the steps you'll have to take to add the setup dashboard to your existing Hippo project.
Using the generic HST Components
The Hippo setup application uses a set of generic, parameterized HST components. In order to make these HST components available to your upgraded Hippo project, include the following dependency in your site module’s pom.xml:
<dependency> <groupId>org.onehippo.cms7</groupId> <artifactId>hippo-essentials-components-hst</artifactId> </dependency>