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Score 9.1 out of 100

Magnolia

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security

    Craft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.3

    Magnolia

    93%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Role-based user permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    56 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    Craft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Magnolia

    87%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 2/2 features

    API

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    48 Ratings

    Internationalization / multi-language

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    50 Ratings

    Web Content Creation

    Craft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Magnolia

    83%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 8/8 features

    WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    51 Ratings

    Code quality / cleanliness

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    51 Ratings

    Admin section

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    56 Ratings

    Page templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    58 Ratings

    Library of website themes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Mobile optimization / responsive design

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    51 Ratings

    Publishing workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    59 Ratings

    Form generator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    47 Ratings

    Web Content Management

    Craft

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Magnolia

    87%
    Magnolia ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Content taxonomy

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    50 Ratings

    SEO support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    52 Ratings

    Bulk management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    48 Ratings

    Availability / breadth of extensions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    49 Ratings

    Community / comment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    43 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Craft is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Craft

    94%
    6 Ratings
    8.8

    Magnolia

    88%
    64 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Craft

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Magnolia

    82%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Craft

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Magnolia

    77%
    59 Ratings

    Performance

    Craft

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Magnolia

    73%
    58 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    Craft

    94%
    3 Ratings
    9.1

    Magnolia

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Online Training

    Craft

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Magnolia

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Craft

    Craft is really well suited for any size design team - I have used it within a team of 3, and within a team of 30.It helps with collaboration within the team, and between external teams through 'sync' with Invision.It increases efficiency of using Sketch with things like 'data', 'duplicate', and 'stock'. These tools not only make designing faster, but also more realistic, allowing us to 'test' our designs sooner.
    Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    Magnolia best fits with bigger companies who can afford it and also someone who needs additional hands for content compilation and management. If you are looking for something cheap and trendy, Magnolia might not be an option for you. This is the next level of efficiency, but it comes with a price.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Craft

    • Craft is built to digital products developers, so its workflow is great.
    • It has a very nice interface and is a beautiful tool.
    Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    • Includes intuitive posts and content management options.
    • It provides a powerful editor that allows us to format our content with ease.
    • It is highly customizable, thanks to the thousands of plugins and themes.
    • It has a strong and very active community.
    • Includes support for multilingual websites.
    • It allows us to manage multiple sites from a single installation.
    • It makes it possible to share data and tools between our websites.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Craft

    • Text formatting is sometimes difficult and can break your flow of writing.
    • The button for creating another level is exceptionally hard to see and poorly placed.
    • Copying rich text out of the app pastes it with an odd styling.
    Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    • Difficult at times to upgrade versions - moving from 5.6 to 5.7 was time consuming, 5.7 to 6.2 also has been challenging but support from Magnolia has been helpful
    • To build and troubleshoot the CMS requires Java dev skills - it is a powerful CMS but one only businesses with experienced Java developers should consider Magnolia
    Alan Livie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Craft

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Magnolia

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Craft

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Magnolia

    Magnolia 8.2
    Based on 4 answers
    Magnolia is an innovative CMS, for example it is possible to use the ipad to manage the contents. Magnolia’s team works hard to improve the product; the community is small but active and the support for the enterprise version is good. Magnolia’s team asks the users what they think and what they need, and the new functionalities planned for Magnolia 5.3 are very exciting for example the content personalization.
    Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Craft

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Magnolia

    Magnolia 7.7
    Based on 59 answers
    I haven't used other enterprise content management systems, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. However, Magnolia works well for internal users without technical expertise with some training and support. It's not the most intuitive system but works well once users are trained and become familiar with it.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Craft

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Magnolia

    Magnolia 7.3
    Based on 58 answers
    I find it very resourceful and powerful thanks to its many features. While it does not lag, publishing large files is not easy. The software is not complex for people who have an IT background. It is even better for people with coding experience.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Craft

    Craft 9.4
    Based on 3 answers
    Responsive chat with founders to answer any questions you have.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    Magnolia 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    You always get an answer based on your SLA. But you always get a solution. That's the successfactor in this case. To often i was frustrated about people in a company without even a clue what there product is about or how to solve a problem. Magnolia's Support Team does a very good job and try to help you in most of the cases
    Marvin Kerkhoff | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Craft

    Craft was originally developed in response to ExpressionEngine's shortcomings. While ExpressionEngine has caught up in some regards, it still looks and feels a bit unpolished by comparison. Additionally, ExpressionEngine's vendor has never gotten UI right - not on their website, nor in their CMS. Craft remains easier to use, more polished and provides a wider feature set in its base install (without needing plugins).As for WordPress - while I recognize its massive popularity, I find its reliance on themes, third-party plugins, along with security shortcomings, make it a poor fit for the larger custom projects we build. On the other hand, if you want to throw up a passable website in a day, you can't beat WordPress.
    Ben Seigel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    Availability of extensions, or capacity to connect with numerous solutions is an effort that Magnolia made when other software never saw it. Browser compatibility ensures that no limitations of where or who can run the software. Flexibility and ease of customization is another outstanding concept that we find from Magnolia, and minimal or lacking from other opponents.
    Dennis Mwanu | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Craft

    • More accurate mockups for clients that take less time than without using Craft.
    • Increased collaboration within and between teams by providing more immediate insight into active design work.
    • More enjoyable experiences while designing, because the tool set opens up new work flows that do not existing natively in any design software.
    Evan Jaffe | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Magnolia

    • Has provided our organization with an easy-to-use CMS. Even inexperienced web page builders can create content.
    • Has allowed us to create a bilingual website that reaches a large audience while meeting language requirements.
    • Common templates have allowed us to create a cohesive website.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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