Magnolia CMS – Simple Open Source Content Management
Magnolia CMS is the best choice for mission-critical Open Source content management solutions. Its intuitive authoring interface makes complex websites simple to manage.
The widely adopted and standards-based Java architecture facilitates the implementation of custom functionality and the integration of Magnolia into your IT environment.
Good Value for Your Money
Magnolia CMS is based on an Open Source business model that minimizes sales efforts and costs without sacrificing quality and reliability where it matters. A shortened sales cycle allows the allocation of more resources for engineering by the vendor.
Magnolia CMS is professionally supported by its creator; Magnolia International Ltd. It will make sure that commercial installations of Magnolia are set up and configured professionally. Once in production, they stand by and help you should any issues arise to ensure a high availability website.
Certified Stack and Migration Path
Magnolia CMS works smoothly on widely used combinations of hardware and software, that has under gone thorough testing prior to a new software release. Data can be migrated between the versions of Magnolia CMS and migration tools are always available with each release.
Magnolia Enterprise Edition is licensed through the Magnolia Network Agreement (MNA), a flexible license that grants businesses access to the source code and waives certain restrictive license requirements attached to the GPL’ed Magnolia Community Edition.
|Core CMS Functionality||Magnolia CMS includes instant inline editing, a browser-based user interface, human readable web addresses, integrated document management, role-based user management, full-text search, multilingual user interface, versioning, workflow, and more.|
|User Generated Content (UGC)||Magnolia features various social-collaboration tools like a forum, commenting and public user registration. Such user-generated content can be clustered between multiple servers for maximum scalability.|
|Digital Asset Management||Image, audio and video files can be included on any web page created with Magnolia directly from its pluggable Digital Asset Management (DAM) environment. Features include automatic image resizing & cropping, meta-data management, image gallery, etc.|
|Best-Practice Templating Kit||Magnolia’s comprehensive, production-ready website construction kit provides „templating best practice“. Its building blocks cover an extensive set of ready-made functionality and use-cases. The kit significantly reduces the time, risk and effort to build your web site while maintaining complete freedom in functionality and design.|
|Accessibility||The Magnolia Templating Kit follows the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2) as well as Germany’s BITV.|
|Search Engine Optimization||Magnolia CMS follows the web’s best practice standards regarding search engine optimization. It generates clean HTML content structures and friendly URLs and allows you to easily manage marketing short-cuts and meta-data.|
|Enterprise-Grade Integration||Magnolia utilizes the Java platform and provides many powerful modules that integrate frameworks such as Struts, Spring, Stripes or Wicket to facilitate custom application integration. Additionally, Magnolia supports JAAS (a Java standard for user authentication and authorization). This enables you to leverage user management infrastructure based on LDAP or AD or to provide Single Sign-on.|
|Scalable Publishing||Magnolia’s distributed publishing architecture allows your site to scale. When publishing to multiple public servers, transactional activation ensures the integrity of the published content. Magnolia’s caching API enables you to define high-performance caching strategies specific to your site.|
|Professional Deployment||The package manager enables developers to have full control of installing updates, adding new functionality and custom backups. By creating and managing standardized Magnolia packages, they can deploy changes to Magnolia instances without risk even in multi-staging scenarios. Scheduled backups allow you to backup all content managed within Magnolia CMS.|
|Content Syndication and Aggregation||Easily publish and consume multimedia content via multiple channels. RSS feeds can be provided for web pages created within Magnolia CMS. Additionally, Magnolia can aggregate and cache external RSS feeds and render them for inclusion in any web page.|
Magnolia Enterprise Edition
The Enterprise Edition of Magnolia includes professional support from the vendor for mission-critical portals. This edition ships with advanced enterprise functionality and the source code is accessible.
What's in it?
- Advanced content management features
- Full vendor support
- Guarantees and indemnification
- Flexible business license with access to source code
If your business relies on Magnolia, register and download this edition.
Magnolia Community Edition
The Community Edition of Magnolia is available for download at no cost. Its Open Source license provides the freedom to anyone to modify the source code and run the program for any purpose.
What's in it?
- Commodity CMS functionality
- Unsupported software project
- No warranty
- Reciprocal Open Source license (GPL)
To try out Magnolia yourself, download this edition.
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After working with Vignette for two years, we decided to switch from their CMS software to Magnolia.»
Sean McMains, Texas State University
Having a single system with such a refined workflow will dramatically reduce the cost, time and man-hours needed to bring our content to the web.»
Augusto Chollet, Head of Multimedia of RTSI
Something I really liked is the ability to publish the same content on different websites. From a programming point of view, we also like very much the openness and flexibility Magnolia gives to us. So we may easily integrate other Java- based applications into Magnolia.»
Gilles Ducret, Lloyds Bank TSB plc.