Summary of major features delivered by Magnolia in the last two years.
Siloed content that is spread across disparate systems makes it extremely challenging for marketers to create compelling, personalized experiences (not to mention the higher costs and slower time to market for campaigns). With Magnolia you can bring in content and data from your PIMs, DAMs and even other CMSs using Light Development. You can declare REST clients in YAML – no Java code needed! You can then use the content and data in Magnolia apps, forms, templates and search results just like local content.
Support for Single-Page Applications
IUX – Integrated User Experience
IUX slots are places in the AdminCentral UI where elements from integrated applications or other Magnolia content apps can live. Elements such as charts and widgets add value to the user's workflow inside Magnolia. We pull in data from adjacent applications and content apps and display it in the right places so that users do not need to switch contexts.
Marketing Automation Connector Pack
Magnolia 6.2 on. See Marketing Automation Connector Pack.
DAM Connector Pack
Magnolia 6.2 on. See DAM Connector Pack.
Commerce Connector Pack
The CMS functionality of a specialized e-commerce platform is often limited and costly to extend. With the Commerce Connector Pack, you connect your e-commerce solution to Magnolia CMS to fulfill your needs with powerful templating while retaining the strong cataloging features offered by your e-commerce solution. Magnolia also communicates shopping cart and order information with your e-commerce solution over a REST API. Magnolia provides out-of-the-box connectors to the following third-party solutions:
- Magento Commerce
- commercetools Commerce Platform
Analytics Connector Pack
Measuring and improving the performance of your website is a universal requirement. The Analytics Connector Pack allows you to connect third-party web analytics tools such as Google Analytics and Matomo (Piwik) to Magnolia CMS.
The typical scenario for using the Analytics Connector Pack is:
- Track metrics such as visitors and sessions on your Magnolia site using the third-party tool of your choice.
- The third-party tool tracks events on the site and generates analytics data.
- Use the Analytics Connector Pack to fetch the analytics reporting data collected by the third-party tool.
- Display the data in user-friendly charts directly in the Magnolia UI.
With the Analytics Connector Pack, marketers and authors can make data-driven decisions about their content without switching tools.
Live Copy Special Feature
Magnolia’s Live Copy is a powerful tool aimed at authors and marketers who want to easily and quickly manage and share content across multiple websites.
With Live Copy, you manage complex multisite installations by:
- Quickly creating live copies of master sites.
- Disabling and enabling updates from master.
Live Copy lets you manage content at both page and component level with a locking/unlocking mechanism and clear visual indicators of the relationship between pages.
Magnolia Content Types allow you to define the content models of your projects in Magnolia, including the properties the types may contain and their relationships to other types of content. Content type items can be managed by a content app. You can define content types in light modules on a running Magnolia system without redeploying the WAR file of your Magnolia instances and without restarting the instance or a module. This makes it a perfect approach for Magnolia Cloud users.
The Find Bar is the heart of the Magnolia user interface. If offers full-text search across all your content and provides a starting point for many tasks. Used together with the (EE) Periscope Result Ranker module, Magnolia suggests top hits and ranks all your search results based on what it has learned from previous search patterns and preferences on a given Magnolia instance.
Image recognition is a neural network-based feature which extends the Find bar by automatically recognizing and tagging the content of image assets. It comes with bootstrap configurations for two recognition services: a local image recognition service that uses the ImageNet image database; and the Amazon Rekognition Image service capable of generating a more refined set of image tags. You can integrate the feature with any other image recognition service.
May 2018 saw the introduction of new European regulations aiming to protect the online rights and data of European citizens. Magnolia introduced new data privacy features making us a GDPR-friendly CMS. We help you manage personal data, track website visitor consent, facilitate data portability and ensure your visitors' right to be forgotten.