Magnolia for developers

Create truly amazing digital experiences using the frontend technology you love and getting the content flexibility you need.


Fast and Flexible

When developing a website or app, your CMS should not dictate which frontend framework or deployment method to use. By adopting a headless approach, you get to work with cutting-edge technology and presentation-independent content giving you the flexibility to build truly amazing experiences.

But Marketers shouldn’t pay the price for this flexibility by sacrificing usability and visual control, resulting in a backlog of requests to be dealt with by your development team. Magnolia gives you the tools and APIs you need and empowers your marketing team to co-create experiences freeing you up to do the fun stuff.

The headless approach in web development gives you the flexibility to build unique frontends using the development tools you like. The downside is that it takes more time and effort to build custom templates and functionality. To help you develop headless projects faster, our team created a unifying design system offering:

  • A library of UI patterns for the most popular frontend frameworks
  • Typesafe programming in your IDE of choice
  • Task automation via command line

Learn how you can save hours of development work using Magnolia.

Go Hybrid-Headless, launch and iterate faster

Work with your favorite framework

Choose the frontend framework you love, such as React, Angular, or Vue while allowing your content authors and marketers to co-create experiences. Use the Jamstack or your architecture of choice to launch faster and have more fun.

Use clean content

Deliver consistent customer experiences on any channel by consuming clean content through APIs. Create custom content types for frequently used data structures with elegant YAML. Query the exact content you need with versatile REST endpoints and GraphQL.

Focus on coding rather than content

Magnolia enables marketers to edit and preview experiences, including SPAs and PWAs, while staying true to the headless principles. The more marketing can do without calling you, the more you can do what you do best.

Create templates and dialogs easily

If you aren’t going 100% headless, you can use Magnolia’s Light Development to create server-rendered page and component templates by merely adding YAML configuration files to your Magnolia instance.

Choose your tech stack

Make best use of your technology by deeply integrating Magnolia with adjacent technologies. nPersonalize experiences with data from your CRM; sync form fills with your marketing automation tool; or pull product information straight from your commerce platform. Even an open source DXP is possible

Get comfortable

With Magnolia you'll be working in your environment of choice - your editor or IDE, your tooling, not another CMS UI. Our CLI & YAML file-based Light Development is git-centric. Your CMS configuration is always checked in.

Magnolia Multisource

Whether you start a project from scratch or embark on a digital transformation journey, you will probably want to embed Magnolia in your technology landscape. We offer connector packs and integration frameworks for Commerce, Marketing Automation, Analytics, DAM, and Optimization platforms to facilitate a seamless user experience.

If you want to access content from other systems within Magnolia’s UI, Magnolia Multisource makes content integrations fast and easy.

Get as much or little help as you want. Our sales and customer success managers, professional services team and our partners will make sure that your Magnolia project will be a success. If you’re running Magnolia as a mission-critical application, we offer support 24/7 and SLAs for a quick response.

Magnolia Trial

Try Magnolia yourself with our DX Core trial

Multi-Site, Multi-Source, Personalization, Tagging, Workflows and more.

Get your free 30-day trial now

You're only steps away from getting hands-on with Magnolia:

  • Request your 30-day free trial. 
  • We'll send you a license key and the needed resources.
  • Install Magnolia and start building your projects.