Magnolia is a highly extensible CMS with tons of integrations and features for enterprise content management
Updated March 03, 2023

Magnolia is a highly extensible CMS with tons of integrations and features for enterprise content management

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Magnolia

Our clients like Magnolia for its flexibility and extensibility. We’ve been successful with Magnolia’s hybrid headless approach and multi-channel content distribution for both established companies and growing startups. In addition to leveraging the out-of-the-box features, we’ve built detailed components, layouts, and customized functionality to help meet our clients’ needs. They love that our answer is almost always “yes!” when they ask us “can Magnolia do X?” and the easy-to-use author controls make training and handoff a breeze.
  • Hybrid headless
  • Integration
  • Easy to use UI
  • Robust permission controls
  • Extended DAM features
  • Internal site search (currently is handled through optional 3rd party).
  • Consolidated tech stack
  • Happy clients
  • Smooth implementation
It's very easy to use and easy to learn. Whenever we bring on new developers they pick it up right away mostly because there's so much flexibility. On the authoring and editing end, we see the same thing—clients pick it up really quickly and can take off with minimal ongoing guidance.
Magnolia's performance is on par with other enterprises CMS/DXPs. The only performance issues we've run into have been on the client's end (content/migrated existing code) and were easily solved. I've been pleased with performance the entire 3+ years I've been using it.
The Stories App for blogging is one feature a lot of our clients like and use. The authoring interface and allowing authors to essentially drag and drop components make it super easy to use. All of our clients have each had a laundry list of integrations and Magnolia has handled all of them beautifully. We also like that they are super communicative about new features and releases.
Compared to other WCMS/CMS/DXPs, Magnolia is among the best enterprise products. It's easier or as easy to use as others and has more features and more flexibility than most. The out of the box features are pretty standard, but the integrations and extensibility really set it apart from the rest.

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For omnichannel content distribution, Magnolia does a great job of allowing us to create user-friendly content apps and content models, categorize content, manage taxonomies, etc. We've used it for marketing sites, e-commerce, apps, and more. We also like the built-in checkers and workflows for task management and QA. It can be as powerful or as simplistic as you want, but it's really great for scalable content management for rapidly growing businesses.

Magnolia Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Not Rated
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Not Rated
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Using Magnolia

15 - Product owners, devs, architects, QA, content authors, publishers, content strategists, and business stakeholders all use Magnolia. On the client-end, can vary client by client, but it's usually a group of 10-20 people. With the right governance in place, managing roles and permissions is really easy and helps us manage all our content and channels effectively.
We usually have a set of developers, a technical architect, a product owner, and some QA resources to support Magnolia on an ongoing basis. This depends on the level of customization the business requires and also how complex the channels and usage are—for a really dynamic, growing business it's a larger team, but for some of our smaller clients it's a much smaller team.
  • Omnichannel content management and distribution
  • Digital asset management
  • Structured content
  • Website content management
  • App content management
  • Omnichannel content management for many digital channels
  • Multi-site blogging
  • Ecommerce
  • We might be able to extend the use of Magnolia for partner sites
  • One of our clients is starting to use it for campaign landing pages
We will definitely be renewing Magnolia because it is flexible, scalable, and does everything our clients need. We've been really happy with Magnolia and its performance and how we've been able to extend it for so many use cases. It's one of the best enterprise DXPs we use and they've been really great partners with us.

Magnolia Support

We've had great experiences with Magnolia's support team. They have always been super reliable and helpful every time.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
We did not purchase premium support.