This article covers a Bloomreach Experience Manager version 11. There's an updated version available that covers our most recent release.

Hippo Essentials Project Setup

To jump-start new Hippo implementation projects as well as to ease the learning curve for fresh Hippo developers, Hippo provides the Essentials setup application.

The Getting Started tutorial explains how to use it to start developing your own Hippo project.

What is the Essentials setup application?

The Essentials setup application consists of a setup and configuration Dashboard web application (abbr. Dashboard) and a set of plugins which represent project features or development tools. The Dashboard is intended to run on the development host. It guides the Hippo Developer through the most common steps necessary to build a Hippo CMS project, reducing the need to have in-depth Hippo knowledge, and providing help and documentation along the way.

Who should use the Essentials setup application?

We believe that every Hippo developer should use Essentials when setting up a new project. The Essentials setup application is supposed to help novice Hippo developers to get a new project going the right way. At the same time, it implements Hippo CMS best practices and helps saving time, from which every Hippo developer can benefit.

When can I get it?


Where can I get it?

The Essentials setup application is a publicly available open source tool. It is included in the Hippo project archetype, which is the recommended way to start a new Hippo CMS project.

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