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Magnolia V5+ Review: "A powerful content management system for smaller businesses"
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March 08, 2014

Magnolia V5+ Review: "A powerful content management system for smaller businesses"

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We used Magnolia CMS for a prototype solution for a range of multilingual websites that are managed by their own department in that country. We investigated the product to create a solution for the client, who were looking for a content managed website solution.
  • The product allowed the site to be skinned easily.
  • The product allowed developers to create dialogs to enable the content editors to enter content for the website.
  • The product is a powerful content management tool.
  • The set-up of Magnolia CMS seemed to be a little fiddly.
  • I believe that it would have a positive effect as it is a powerful tool and is not as expensive as Adobe CQ5. It may be well-suited to smaller companies and businesses.
  • CQ5
I prefer Adobe CQ5 over Magnolia because I have more experience at using CQ5. I only gained a limited exposure to Magnolia on a prototyping exercise. I have used Adobe CQ5 for three years now. However, I would not object to learning Magnolia and giving a better comparison between the two content management systems.
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I think that Magnolia CMS is a powerful tool, but I only had a limited experience of using it. I think it is probably costed effectively, but I prefer Adobe CQ5 CMS and find it easier to use and easier to set up. Magnolia CMS is very similar because it uses the JCR (technology).