Magnolia Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Magnolia

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

5.0/5 (4 reviews)

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.
www.magnolia-cms.com

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Dayana James

Mangolia is An attractive content management system,Highly recommended

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-05
Review Source: Capterra

Magnolia CMS is an amazing tool for the development of an innovative websites, intranets, and extra-nets. It enables you to launch your apps or websites without generating new content. It allows you to re-utilize and reorganize your present content into little, recyclable blocks. So, you can provide content to the visitors related to their interests. Magnolia offers easy access to customize the pages and content through its friendly web-based applications.

Pros
Magnolia is an open, extendable and a flexible tool and its standard features can be changed and expanded. It provides a centralized solution for the users with the characteristics for sending an appealing digital experience to all the channels, markets, and brands. Integration of other software’s can be done using Java API, REST, SOAP, CMIS, XML, etc. Magnolia is a high-quality platform for enterprise IT system which is written in Java. It is firm, accessible, and safe and separates the performance from the public settings. Magnolia offers easy access to customize the pages and content through its friendly web-based applications.

Cons
There is a lack of an administrative control panel in Magnolia, displaying all the workflow, most probably in graphical representation. The developer must know how to use Vaadin in order to implement the customization in the administrative UI of Magnolia. The uninstall of the modules is quite unsystematic. There are no chances to go back if an error occurs during the publication of new versions of a self-made module. It is not mobile or tablet friendly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Distancing itself as an Enterprise solution

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Our team is comprised of Java and Web Developers. We had been using WordPress which was a big task for us as our expertise didn't lie in PHP. Then we stumbled on Magnolia and it wasn't that it was just a Java based product. The ease at which we were able to build the custom modules we needed and plug it into our other solutions like Salesforce. Helped us reduce our time spent in implementing and provide a quicker turnaround for new features to our business team. Which in turn sped up our ROI on Magnolia.

Cons
The only issue we seem to have at this point is there are not a lot of OOB integrations to popular solutions like NetSuite or Salesforce and everything pretty much has to be custom built. I think if Magnolia did that there would be very few competitors for them.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tom Duffey

Magnolia is a great CMS platform with a great product and support team

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-01-18
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Magnolia excels in its ability to be adapted to specific enterprise content management needs. Everyone wants roughly the same core features but fine tuned to their business. Magnolia's flexibility makes this possible.

Cons
The underlying JCR technology is solid and stable but has not been updated in a while. Would be good to see more updates in this area and/or future vision.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Abhay Kumar

Developr-Friendly Open-Source Enterprise CMS

Reviewed 2017-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

I work for a digital consultancy that has experience of implementing various CMS products. From a systems integrator point of view, I like Magnolia not just for its strong feature-set, but because I know I can deliver robust and scalable solutions for our clients using this platform. Another bonus is an extensive set of well documented APIs that make it highly extensible and very developer-friendly. I also like that Magnolia is open-source and offers the free Community Edition as an entry point for smaller organisations.

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Magnolia pricing

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Magnolia features

API
Access Control
Content Management
Customizable Templates
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management

Activity Dashboard (108 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (92 other apps)
Custom Forms (79 other apps)
Customizable Branding (135 other apps)
Data Import/Export (109 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (109 other apps)
Electronic Payments (92 other apps)
Product Catalog (83 other apps)
Search Functionality (99 other apps)
Social Media Integration (79 other apps)
eCommerce Management (81 other apps)

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Additional information for Magnolia

Key features of Magnolia

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • E-forms
  • Image Editor
  • Text Editor
  • Web Content Publishing
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