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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

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 has worked well for our organization, where there are multiple users in different departments needing to access the same pages. While it can be overwhelming at first, the CMS is intuitive to new users once they have hands-on experience. For basic needs - creating simple pages - works well for front-end users with little to no CMS experience or Java knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Craft
Magnolia
7.4
Role-based user permissions
Craft
Magnolia
7.4

Platform & Infrastructure

Craft
Magnolia
7.6
API
Craft
Magnolia
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
Craft
Magnolia
7.3

Web Content Creation

Craft
Magnolia
7.2
WYSIWYG editor
Craft
Magnolia
6.8
Code quality / cleanliness
Craft
Magnolia
7.0
Admin section
Craft
Magnolia
7.0
Page templates
Craft
Magnolia
7.6
Library of website themes
Craft
Magnolia
7.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Craft
Magnolia
7.3
Publishing workflow
Craft
Magnolia
7.8
Form generator
Craft
Magnolia
6.7

Web Content Management

Craft
Magnolia
6.9
Content taxonomy
Craft
Magnolia
7.5
SEO support
Craft
Magnolia
7.0
Bulk management
Craft
Magnolia
5.5
Availability / breadth of extensions
Craft
Magnolia
6.8
Community / comment management
Craft
Magnolia
7.7

Pros

Craft

  • Free form nested text creation
  • Meeting notes
  • Easy sharing of text documents
  • Native apps
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • The usability of Magnolia is appreciated, a content editor easily learns how to manage the content in two hours only.
  • Magnolia is open, flexible and extendible and it is possible to modify or improve the standards features. Using Java API, REST, SOAP, CMIS, XML, etc. makes it possible to integrate other software or legacy data.
  • Magnolia as a modular architecture, a module has its lifecycle, configuration, version handing and dependency: this is a good approach for package content and functionality.
  • Magnolia is written in Java, the platform of choice for enterprise IT systems. It is scalable, stable and secure, and Magnolia separates the staging from public environment.
Maurizio Müller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Craft

  • It has a great workflow, but it is very little customizable.
  • The tool is not so easy to use, so you have to take a time to get to know it.
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

  • Give users specification details and or tips for module items and fields (ie. explain what the fields would do to the front end-user)
  • Batch upload drag and drop for assets/images
  • [The] simpler way to find out the URL of a page without publishing for both EN/FR users
  • No way to revert to past versions of a page that hasn't been published live
  • A way to copy a specific module on a page with all the fields and settings completed and paste it to a different page
JP Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Next version seems to be largely improved, but managing the update will be challenging. I think that a big company needs a CMS like this for their websites. Also it is always good to have a CMS that gives you also the possibility of managing the publishing for different devices like in V5.
Davide Dispenza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.6
Based on 8 answers
From a CMS user perspective, it has great overall usability. For 95% of the use cases that our team(s) use Magnolia for - creating products, publishing new campaign pages, updating press releases - it works great. In some cases, where the ask is over and above that, or the ability to design new components, integrating non-Magnolia forms, etc., it takes time/effort to test/implement and hope it doesn't break the site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Craft

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Magnolia

Magnolia 7.1
Based on 7 answers
We haven't experienced any significant performance problems on live site. We had some performance problems with our upcoming release based on the latest Magnolia release, but these were resolved to our full satisfaction by Magnolia prior to our release going live.
Bohdan Valentovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Craft

Craft 9.6
Based on 3 answers
Responsive chat with founders to answer any questions you have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Magnolia

Magnolia 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

It is open source and Java based. They are the major consideration and it has an open community to support. We can find answers easily. Also since top users are using it - that give us confidence to use it. It is a Java purely based framework and developers can easily pick it up and use it. We are happy to have selected it.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Craft

General

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

Magnolia

General

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

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