A competent CMS
June 03, 2021

A competent CMS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Magnolia

Magnolia is being used as the content management system for the Tradeprint eCommerce website. It is used in both the creation of our product pages but also our category and homepages and has supported our use with written content as we move towards increasing our written content pages.
  • It is a framework that developers can work with
  • It supports web analytics integrations
  • It has good documentation and online support
  • No drag-and-drop editor for page construction for eCommerce product pages
  • The digital asset management library isn't the most user friendly
  • Inconsistent support for next-generation web image formats
  • Improved risk mitigation
  • Good framework for developers to work within
  • Good integrations with third-party partners
It's a reasonable platform. There are better and more usable specialists in this area such as Magento and Shopify and better content CMSes such as WordPress and Drupal, so it is very much a middle-of-the-road solution.
There have been no issues with Magnolia supporting integration with third-party platforms and because of its support with asynchronous processes, this tends to be a strong area for Magnolia in terms of support.
My favourite features of Magnolia are the various integration points for key pieces of our analytics/technology stack. It is very much the case that we are able to deploy the code that we require from that side with no issues at all and have it function as intended.
Magnolia is a good solution where you have a very simple buying and checkout process and don't require the additional flexibility or additional functionality built on top of the framework.
Magnolia is a platform well suited for businesses with minimal internal development and a very straightforward eCommerce process. Page templates are available and give a good, robust base implementation. Unfortunately where developers become involved, there are some issues, such as when overwriting CSS where there can be issues with how the site performs.

Magnolia Feature Ratings

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