Magnolia Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Magnolia

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

4.76/5 (21 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

Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Germany

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch and 9 other languages, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
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Magnolia user reviews

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Andrew E.

Our go-to CMS platform

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 9/10

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Joaquin A.

Clean and high performance open source CMS

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 9/10

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Julien M.

Fluide, facile et efficace - parfait pour un Website Content Manager

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-04-01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Le logiciel offre de nombreuses fonctionnalités et est très intuitif. Pour créer de nouvelles pages, de nouveaux components et les éditer ensuite, tout est très facile (aussi facile qu'avec des programmes de type Elementor) et user-friendly, tout en apportant plus de possibilités qu'avec les programmes plus "basiques". Il est possible d'intégrer des programmes externes très facilement pour faire communiquer le CMS avec les autres softwares que l'on utilise déjà (CRM, eShop, etc.) J'ai été sur Magnolia 2 ans, quasi quotidiennement en tant qu'utilisateur.

Cons
Seule la version Enterprise offre l'ensemble des features, donc pas fait pour les plus petites PMEs avec un budget Digital limité, cependant une version Community est disponible.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Antonio José M.

Buen producto para los proyectos adecuados

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-01
Review Source: Capterra

Mi experiencia en general es buena, es un producto muy valido para realizar proyectos web que tengan una serie de caracteristicas bastante claras. Es un jugador de nicho que intenta expandir el terreno de juego.

Pros
Su interfaz es intuitiva y sencilla. Su arquitectura admite una profunda personalización ajustandose a las necesidades de cada cliente. Su API para gestionar contenidos es de las mejores en productos de este tipo. El renderizado de las páginas es bastante sencillo y ajustado; no tener que lidiar con trozos de HTML inyectados por el CMS es una ventaja a la hora de integrar todas las partes. Su rendimiento es bastante bueno para ser un CMS basado en Java. Su apuesta por el desarrollo Front como alternativa viable para casi todo es un acierto mayusculo que permite ahorrar tiempo de implementación.

Cons
SI bien en las opciones en las que es bueno es mejor que la mayoria de competidores tecnológicamente equivalente, no es buena opción para proyectos que no estén dentro de su rango natural de actuación. La curva de dificultad a la hora de realizar implementaciones crece exponencialmente en cuanto te sales de lo que ofrece el producto. No tiene una comunidad amplia que te ayude o de soporte. No tiene un marketplace amplio que te permita reutilizar desarrollos. No tienen demasiados conectores para integrarse con otros softwares.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Ricardo B.

Magnolia CMS provides a great digital experience

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Magnolia CRM was a great complement on our current content management infrstructure. Thanks to its highly modular structure we could implement it with ease.

Pros
Magnolia has an extremely modular structure that enabled it to be integrated to our current business management infrastructure. Magnolia helps us to deliver our central content any end user distribution channel.

Cons
Magnolia is really an extemely huge CRM that requires a considerable amount of time and efford to have an expertise on all features of the platform.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Magnolia pricing

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Free
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Contact Magnolia for pricing details. info-uk@magnolia-cms.com

Magnolia features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Collaboration Tools
Content Management
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
SEO Management
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations

Activity Dashboard (218 other apps)
Alerts/Notifications (190 other apps)
Cataloging/Categorization (185 other apps)
Customizable Branding (233 other apps)
Inventory Management (192 other apps)
Order Management (210 other apps)
Shopping Cart (170 other apps)
eCommerce Management (190 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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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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