Magnolia

Java-based CMS for web, mobile, and digital platforms

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Magnolia Overview

What is Magnolia?

Magnolia is a Java-based content management system (CMS) solution designed to help businesses create, deliver, and manage content across multiple digital channels. Users can store content in a centralized repository, manage smart tags, track performance, and share relevant content from connected applications.

Key features of Magnolia include access controls and permissions, customizable templates, SEO management, version control, web content publishing, and full-text search. The campaign management module allows teams to build, personalize, and track campaigns, as well as deliver custom campaign content across social, mobile, email, and web channels. Magnolia's Headless CMS solution comes with content authoring tools, which enable enterprises to streamline content creation from nested folders.

Magnolia’s Nodes and Commands REST APIs allow individuals to create custom endpoints to deliver content through filtering, paging, sorting, and more. The solution offers role-based security to users with single sign-on (SSO) capabilities to ensure regulatory compliance. Magnolia integrates with existing CMS systems as well as third-party applications, including Google Analytics, Magento, Salesforce, Siteimprove, and more. The digital platform provides on-page analytics, which helps teams improve search engine optimization (SEO) for relevant content.

Magnolia Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

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Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Magnolia International for pricing details.


Magnolia Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Magnolia managing site pages
Magnolia content customization
Magnolia editing pages
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Magnolia Reviews

Magnolia Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
15

Very good
3

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,6
95% recommended this app
Andrew E.

Our go-to CMS platform

Our primary goal is unifying data and making it easy for clients to manage their various pieces of data and assets which are often scattered across various systems. Having a centralised interface with one set of logins and where applicable one set of design templates makes it easier to extend applications and keep things tidy. We also don't have to put a lot of effort in to infrastructure as the system performs pretty well without having lots of additional reverse proxies and caches in place. It just works. That's all we and indeed our clients want.


Joaquin A.

Clean and high performance open source CMS

I met Magnolia because I was required for a company to evaluate it. I started from the commercial website of Magnolia and it was enough to create the POC and deploy the product in a few time.


May T.

One of the most flexible WCM platforms out there!


Tom D.

Powerful and easy to use DXP


Leigh W.

Why Magnolia

Running an Agency Magnolia stands out because of the ease of use, empowerment and speed of development, 3 things which are important in ensuring client deliveries and retaining customers.


Andrew E.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Our go-to CMS platform

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/17
Review Source: Capterra

Our primary goal is unifying data and making it easy for clients to manage their various pieces of data and assets which are often scattered across various systems. Having a centralised interface with one set of logins and where applicable one set of design templates makes it easier to extend applications and keep things tidy. We also don't have to put a lot of effort in to infrastructure as the system performs pretty well without having lots of additional reverse proxies and caches in place. It just works. That's all we and indeed our clients want.

Pros

We implement a number of different CMS platforms and the team have been doing this for over twenty years. Magnolia is a system we keep coming back to because it's reliable, easy to work with and contains the right balance of features to help us give clients the functionality they want without adding extraneous features. For an enterprise grade system, it's also pretty good from a budget point of view. Our clients respond positively to the intuitive interface and that means a lower support overhead for us.

Cons

Up until the last year or two, the company were not particularly customer or indeed integrator friendly. Thankfully this has since changed.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Joaquin A.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: Self Employed

Clean and high performance open source CMS

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/14
Review Source: Capterra

I met Magnolia because I was required for a company to evaluate it. I started from the commercial website of Magnolia and it was enough to create the POC and deploy the product in a few time.

Pros

From the point of view of a software engineer what I like more is the architecture and design of the product - it is simple and brilliant - and also the cleanliness of the code and the usage of design principles and recommendations for Java developing.
The above pros allows Magnolia to be robust, reliable and at the same time dynamic and flexible because it is really easy to customize and adapt the product to the requirements of the installation.
As standard java product it is really easy to deploy it in any IT infrastructure: cloud, cluster of dockers, on premise etc.
Another feature I like is headless that allows you to integrate Magnolia with other services to consume and expose contents from/to other services or systems.
As a user, Magnolia is simple to use and easy to learn - it remembers me the "Kiss" principle - and full of features that helps content editors.

Cons

The community of Magnolia is active but It is small, there is a lot of help and docs from official community but non-official or partners are not so involved.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

May T.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

One of the most flexible WCM platforms out there!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

From end users onboarding to platform enablement, Magnolia is proven to be one of the front runner. Our team loves the extensibility of the platform. Definitely one of the most well rounded WCM out there from features to pricing.

Cons

Desired features: More robust translation workflow / connector, A/B/N Testing (in roadmap already)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Tom D.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Powerful and easy to use DXP

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Very easy to use from an admin perspective. Non-technical resources can easily pick up admin functionality. Built in workflows are very impressive. Perfect enterprise DXP that both marketing and IT will love to use.

Cons

At this point I have no negative issues with Magnolia. Very happy with platform.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Leigh W.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Why Magnolia

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/08
Review Source: Capterra

Running an Agency Magnolia stands out because of the ease of use, empowerment and speed of development, 3 things which are important in ensuring client deliveries and retaining customers.

Pros

When evaluating CMS's it is important to consider the end user needs, the people that will be using it on a day to day basis. Whilst having all of the Enterprise features Magnolia wins on ease of use, logically laid out the user interface empowers content editors, and authors to get on with telling stories and day to day marketing/merchandising of the website whether Ecommerce or B2B. Add to ease of use features like campaign management and personalisation along with open integration and tools then the platform becomes very powerful.

Cons

Like most Enterprise CMS platforms there is a lot of functionality under the bonnet and it requires expertise to ensure that the approach taken for a particular part of a site development is the right one, but once selected provides a firm foundation to build upon.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
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Magnolia Pricing

Magnolia Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Contact Magnolia International for pricing details.

Contact Magnolia International for pricing details.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 19 user ratings
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Magnolia Features

Magnolia Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,7/5
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Additional information for Magnolia

Additional information for Magnolia

Key features of Magnolia

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Management
  • Full Text Search
  • SEO Management
  • Version Control
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

Magnolia FAQs

Magnolia FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Magnolia.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Magnolia offer?

Magnolia offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Contact Magnolia International for pricing details.

Q. What are the main features of Magnolia?

Magnolia offers the following features:

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Management
  • Full Text Search
  • SEO Management
  • Version Control
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Magnolia?

Magnolia has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Magnolia support?

Magnolia supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Magnolia offer?

Magnolia has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Magnolia support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Magnolia supports

Q. What other apps does Magnolia integrate with?

Magnolia integrates with the following applications:

Bynder, Google Analytics, Magento Commerce, Siteimprove, Spryker, SugarCRM

Q. What level of support does Magnolia offer?

Magnolia offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support