Magnolia Community Edition

Magnolia Community Edition is a free, easy-to-use powerful Enterprise Content Management system.

It is available under an Open Source license, the GPL version 3. Magnolia Community Edition includes an AJAX-powered intuitive web-browser interface, a clear Java programming API and a useful custom tag library for easy templating in JSP and Servlets. It can use any JSR-283 compliant content repository.

Community Resources

There is plenty of information available publicly to get started with Magnolia Community Edition or to get help with more advanced issues.

  • Documentation
  • Wiki
  • Mailinglists
  • Weblogs
  • And more


Magnolia Community Edition provides the must-have benefits of modern content management systems:

  • Ease-of-use
  • Extensible
  • Standards-based
  • Scalable
  • Battle-tested
  • Open Source 

Feature Highlights

Magnolia Community Edition provides all the functionality needed to quickly set up a website, be productive as a content author, ensure stable operations and easily maintain the site.

  • Inline editing
  • Web-based user interface runs with any browser
  • Move, copy, re-order by drag and drop
  • Human readable web addresses (a.k.a. "friendly URL's")
  • Versioning
  • Digital asset management
  • Role-based user management
  • Access-controlled full-text or meta-data search
  • Multilingual user interface and content
  • Time-based publishing
  • 100% Java/J2EE compliance
  • Workflows
  • Clustering and load balancing
  • High-performance caching system

Need Support?

If in need for a professionally supported version of Magnolia which also includes advanced content management functionality, consider buying the vendor-supported Magnolia Enterprise Edition