Magnolia’s content apps - specialized, web-based tools - make it easy to re-use content and manage structured data e.g. product descriptions or store locations. Customize content apps, connect to any data source and publish to any channel - get great flexibility for your enterprise headless CMS or hybrid approaches.
Magnolia provides many content apps that can be used out-of-the box. You can extend or customize these apps and build or create your own. Some popular examples:
Magnolia’s content apps are specialized tools to manage data sets and organizing items from a web-based interface.
Content apps free marketers from worrying about page layouts and enables them to enter routine content in a structured way, whether it’s managing events, job listings, or travel packages. They can easily re-use small, modular content items.
Pages are dynamically generated based on data sets. Data for your content apps is typically stored in the Java Content Repository (JCR), but you can also work with data outside the JCR by connecting to external systems or third-party tools.
One of the things that attracted us to Magnolia was its app framework. A lot of CMS tools are about building webpages, but on top of that, we wanted to be able to tap on and integrate pieces of data such as our dealer network and artist roster. Magnolia with its app structure allows us to do just that, to solve content creation tasks in obvious ways.
With more than 50 sites in over 30 languages, scaffolding manufacturer PERI needed a platform that would be easy to use. Reducing errors by content editors would lead to lower operational and management costs.
Magnolia’s app framework allowed PERI’s developers to create custom apps to manage specific site sections. PERI created 14 custom, task-focused apps to manage hundreds of products, projects, press releases, events, videos and job advertisements around the world.
PERI also integrated Magnolia’s multilingual functionality in all the apps, enabling users to easily customize content variants for different countries and languages.
As Magnolia is extremely flexible and easy to customize, PERI has been able to add functionality and create more task-based apps that make its new sites and microsites easy to manage.