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

Feed an AngularJS App

This feature is available since Hippo CMS 10.2.0

Hippo Content REST API AngularJS Tutorial App

This short tutorial is a great way to get started with Hippo's Content REST API. You will create a small AngularJS app which retrieves and displays documents stored in Hippo's content repository.

In the tutorial you will learn how to:

  • Get a list of documents
  • Get a single document's full contents
  • Handle internal links in a document's rich text content
  • Search documents
  • Use paging in a list of documents


To be able to follow this tutorial you must:

  • Have a basic understanding of Javascript, HTML, JSON and AngularJS
  • Have Git installed
  • Have NodeJS installed

To be able to run the Hippo CMS server on your local development machine you must also:

It is also recommended (but not required) to use a browser plugin to format JSON data (e.g. JSONView for Firefox or JSONView for Chrome).

Get Started

Create the Hippo CMS Server

At this point it is required to run Hippo locally on your development machine for this tutorial. Therefore we recommend that you follow the Getting Started tutorial first. We may provide a live server in the near future.

Create a Hippo project and build and run it.

Add the following features to the project:

  • Events
  • News
  • Simple Content

Use the REST Services Setup tool to enable generic REST resources (use the default URL):

  1. Make sure the option Enable generic REST resources is checked.
  2. Click on the Run setup button.

Rebuild and restart the project.

Verify that Hippo CMS is available at:


You can log in using the default username admin and password admin.

Verify that the Content REST API's document resource is available at:


Download the Tutorial Application

Clone the hippo-rest-tutorial repository located at GitHub by running the following command:

git clone

Change your current directory to hippo-rest-tutorial:

cd hippo-rest-tutorial

The tutorial instructions, from now on, assume you are running all commands from the hippo-rest-tutorial directory.

Run the Development Web Server

First download the app's dependencies by running:

npm install

The tutorial project is configured with a simple static web server for hosting the application during development. Start the web server by running:

npm start

This will create a local web server that is listening to port 8081 on your local machine and open the app in your browser at:
If port 8081 is in use on your development machine, the server will find an alternative port that is available.

The app that is now running in your browser is the final product of this tutorial. On the next page you will reset your workspace to an almost empty project and build up the app step by step.

Start the tutorial

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