Simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use.
Updated March 02, 2023

Simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Magnolia

My department manages most of the websites (50+) for our organization, with a variety of audiences. Internal business partners across our organization in different lines of business have access to Magnolia in order to be able to update the content on the websites they own. My team manages the development and maintenance of these sites. Before Magnolia, all content updates had to come through my team for development and testing. With the amount of sites we manage, this limited the amount of new work we could take in (new sites, enhancements to existing sites). Using Magnolia has allowed us to free up our developers to work on higher priority work without neglecting our run-the-business content updates. In my role, I train and support our business partners in Magnolia, as well as review all content updates before they are published.
  • Easy to onboard new users - using components is fairly intuitive.
  • Once standardized components are built, propping up a new site is pretty easy and quick.
  • Workflows allow my team to stay hands off with editing, but still review changes before they go live.
  • Simple user interface.
  • Can send direct links to edit a page
  • Cannot revert to previous version if it hasn't been published.
  • Individual users cannot delete failed publishes and messages (which makes it look like there are open requests).
  • Publishing larger folders of images is often not possible.
  • We had to design our own preview link solution for sites integrated with Angular
  • Doesn’t always play nice with Angular
  • Dramatic reduction in run-the-business content updates being made by our developers.
  • All sites managed in one system with standardized processes for all business partners.
  • Content updates are made and published in a fraction of the time you before we used Magnolia.
The interface is pretty intuitive and simple. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but you can do what you need to pretty easily. Onboarding new users is very manageable because most of the interface simply makes sense. We were able to create our own processes around Magnolia use in order to create a standard method for training new business users.
Certain pages can take some time to load and some publish requests get hung up due to size or perhaps other factors.
Works with Angular sites, but we had to design some of our own solutions, like creating a more usable preview link than the one within Magnolia. We’ve also had trouble upgrading to V6 with our sites that are integrated with Angular.
It's pretty easy to make updates to our sites. It's not hard to find what you're trying to edit. You can drag components around. Sometimes you can just click around and you'll pretty easily find where to add/edit something. A real-time full-site preview is extremely valuable for sharing updates across the organization and routing through multiple levels of review. High confidence in updates with the ability to see the site exactly as it would appear once the changes are live.

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Magnolia is great for managing multiple sites within an organization. We are able to managed over 200 business users with access to 50+ sites with business users only having access to their sites. A few of these sites are integrated with Angular and the integration with Magnolia doesn’t always play nice. We’ve had to design some of our own solutions for this.

Magnolia Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Using Magnolia

10 or less users are admin/developers. 20 or less users are developers, 10 or less users are workflow managers. The rest of the users are marketing and communications business partners throughout the organization under a variety of lines of business who are supported by some of the other types of users.
I don’t have an awareness of the specific qualifications for he team that supports Magnolia as a whole.
  • Website content updates
  • Lead gen forms
  • Campaign management
  • Using existing components to avoid larger enhancements
It works well but changing at this point would be a huge undertaking. We have 50+ sites built and maintained in Magnolia.