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Magnolia 5.7 reached extended end of life on May 31, 2022. Support for this branch is limited, see End-of-life policy. Please note that to cover the extra maintenance effort, this EEoL period is a paid extension in the life of the branch. Customers who opt for the extended maintenance will need a new license key to run future versions of Magnolia 5.7. If you have any questions or to subscribe to the extended maintenance, please get in touch with your local contact at Magnolia.

Magnolia has one repository, magnolia, which in turn contains several workspaces. There is a workspace for storing website content, another for user accounts, third for configuration and so on.

A content repository is a high-level information management system that is a superset of traditional data repositories. It implements content services such as:

  • Hierarchical, structured and unstructured content
  • Granular content access and access control
  • Node types, property types (text, number, date, binary)
  • Queries (XPath, SQL)
  • Import and export
  • Referential integrity
  • Versioning
  • Observation
  • Locking
  • Clustering
  • Multiple persistence models

A content repository can store text and binary data (images, documents). You don't need to worry about how the data is stored. The repository provides a standardized way to store and retrieve it whether it resides in a traditional database or in a file system.