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Score 9.8 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoreMedia

I think this CMS is best suited as an enterprise level system. For small, or simple sites, there are better options, but for large high-traffic sites, this is a great CMS.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia CMS is a great product to develop enterprise websites, extranets and intranets. At the moment, the community is growing day by day but so far not many extensions are available. Magnolia is an enterprise CMS, the initial learning curve takes time, to learn all its functionalities and how to customize it is necessary to know Java. When one wants to develop just a simple website without complexity which doesn’t need any specific features such as workflow, versioning, environment separation between staging and public, etc. it is preferable to choose another CMS.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

CoreMedia
5.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Role-based user permissions
CoreMedia
5.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
API
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Internationalization / multi-language
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Web Content Creation

CoreMedia
7.2
Magnolia V5+
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
CoreMedia
10.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Code quality / cleanliness
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
Admin section
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Page templates
CoreMedia
4.5
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Library of website themes
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
Publishing workflow
CoreMedia
8.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Form generator
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
8.0

Web Content Management

CoreMedia
6.0
Magnolia V5+
6.6
Content taxonomy
CoreMedia
6.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0
SEO support
CoreMedia
5.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Bulk management
CoreMedia
5.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Availability / breadth of extensions
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0
Community / comment management
CoreMedia
7.0
Magnolia V5+
6.0

Pros

CoreMedia

  • Allows many staff members to contribute content to various portions of our website, and allows our Electronic-Communications staff to delegate tasks to these various staff (diffusing the work-load).
  • CoreMedia allows for easy creation of different types of content (like teasers, articles, download objects, links, etc). Permission levels can be set, so only certain staff can upload content such as photos, videos, or audio files.
  • The CoreMedia workflow process is easy to understand and follow. Once a staff member has submitted content for publishing to the web, they can then see who it's been assigned to for review, and at what time. You're able to leave detailed notes and stay abreast of where the workflow is at any given time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

  • Easy to use for end users
  • You can use both jsp and ftl
  • It lets you easily develop a site for both mobile and desktop (V5 only)
  • Nice templating mechanism
Davide Dispenza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoreMedia

  • Early learning within the company was slow.
  • We elected a customized version of CoreMedia - which in the end may not have been the best decision.
Nicola Farman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

  • Publishing
  • Content Management
  • Subscribe
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia

CoreMedia 5.6
Based on 5 answers
CoreMedia continues to refine and deliver new features. They also explore new technologies and trends, like social media integration. The platform is solid and growing. We are also slightly locked into using CoreMedia. Migrating such a large amount of content to another system would likely not be feasible or prudent.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

Magnolia V5+ 9.5
Based on 3 answers
I am unable to rate this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia

CoreMedia 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Set aside more time than you think you need to migrate content. That is the hard part. Implementing the technology is easy.
Brett Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CoreMedia

While CoreMedia has a better workflow, django CMS has a much easier user interface, wysiwyg editor, and is superior on every other level. Django CMS is easier to teach and support, easier to manage and develop, and provides much more flexibility in the development and design areas.
Sara Halperin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

The web features of Magnolia are better.
Andrea Castelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoreMedia

  • Increased employee proficiency compared to nothing at all. I really don't have anything else to compare it to though.
  • Reports from Core do not help/.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia V5+

  • The biggest business for Tinext is digital marketing. Our team - which includes Sales accounts, Project managers, information architects, software engineers, designers, system engineers, etc. - use Magnolia CMS every day. Having a team focused on a product only is very efficient and allows us to offer a good service and advice to customers.
  • Our customers have very high expectations and need a lot of integration: the flexibility of Magnolia allows us to satisfy every request.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoreMedia

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CoreMedia Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Magnolia V5+

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Magnolia V5+ Editions & Modules

Edition
Magnolia Community Edition$0
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Standard-2
Magnolia Enterprise Edition Pro-2
  1. per instance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoreMedia
6.0
Magnolia V5+
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

CoreMedia
5.6
Magnolia V5+
9.5

Online Training

CoreMedia
Magnolia V5+
8.2

Implementation Rating

CoreMedia
8.0
Magnolia V5+

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