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Last Build Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:30:46 -0000


Magnolia CORE 5.6 is available

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:30:46 -0000


We’re happy to announce the release of Magnolia 5.6. This major release provides many cool new features, improvements and bugfixes. Here is a short summary:

Changes for authors

  • New Content Tags module lets authors quickly create and apply free-form tags to their content.
  • Publishing module replaces the Activation module, bringing a more logical ordering to the publishing functions and setting all workspaces to publishable by default.
  • OAuth 2.0 is available as an SMTP authentication method.
  • Virtual URI mappings subapp and the Google Analytics module are deprecated.

Changes for developers

  • New delivery endpoint for direct access to content through the REST API.
  • Upgrade to Vaadin 8.1.5.
  • Log4j 2 improvements for logging configuration.
  • A software BOM (Bill of Materials) project can be used to manage third-party module dependencies.
  • Commenting, Forum and STK modules are no longer included in bundles and webapps.
  • ClientErrorInterceptor removed from the REST client.
  • Virtual URI mapping classes changes.
  • Content API removed from some modules.

There is a link to the release notes below as usual. You can check out the full changelog from there. Many thanks to everyone who reported, helped fix or simply commented on these issues.

Please note that documentation URLs are now version specific: DOCS56

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Magnolia CORE 5.5 is available

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:29:14 -0000


We’re happy to announce the release of Magnolia CORE 5.5. This major release provides many cool new features, improvements and bugfixes. Here is a short summary:

Magnolia's on-premise product has a new name: Magnolia CORE. Of course, it’s the same flexible, robust system you rely on today. The new name just distinguishes it from Magnolia NOW, our new cloud-based Magnolia-as-a-service offering.
The release introduces two new apps:
Definitions app allows you to view definitions from all sources and origins in the same place.
Content Importer app adds bootstrapping capabilities for light developers.
Light development is further enhanced with the introduction of theme configuration in YAML and new navigation (navfn) templating functions.
User experience gets a boost with:
Quick app switching by keyboard shortcuts.
Copy-paste actions for pages and components in the page editor, and other items in content apps.
An improved Move dialog to speed up moving nodes.

There is a link to the release notes below as usual. You can check out the full changelog from there. Many thanks to everyone who reported, helped fix or simply commented on these issues.

Release notes:
- Enterprise Edition:
- Community Edition: download from the Release notes page or from Nexus

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Magnolia 5.4 Released

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:01:37 -0000

Magnolia 5.4 is out. The main theme for this release is "ease of development" and we are so happy to announce this here in the Sourceforge.

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Magnolia 5.3.1 Is Available

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:57:41 -0000

Magnolia 5.3.1 is the first maintenance release after 5.3. The focus was on fixing a series of important issues and usability problems discovered in the prior major release, as well as on consolidating the code base and restoring backwards compatibility in some key locations such as for Blossom 3.x.

Release notes:

Community Edition:
Enterprise Edition:

Magnolia CMS 5.3 Extends Customer Experience Management Capabilities for Marketers and Developers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:55:13 -0000

Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its award winning web content management (WCM) platform. This release focuses on building personalized online experiences, enhancing collaboration for content publishers and quickly integrating with enterprise data sources. Magnolia now delivers all core functionality through a series of task-focused apps. The 5.3 release includes a number of new apps for content personalization and marketing tag management. This latest version of the CMS also opens up the overall Magnolia App framework to simplify the integration of third-party software, devices and external data sources. Magnolia 5.3 was inspired by the changing needs of customers to provide more targeted web experiences that leverage existing repositories of enterprise data. "Creating better brand experiences is about taking the best tools and the data collected from them to quickly deliver new and personalized customer interactions. The innovation in this release has been driven by our customers and their need to track, enhance and organize every online interaction through a simple-to-use content management system." -- Boris Kraft, Magnolia Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer The new features announced today include: Personalization and Targeting The rich personalization tools included with Magnolia CMS 5.3 make it fast and easy for companies to segment their online audience. Content can be personalized and targeted to the needs and driven by the behavior of each individual site visitor. Personalized experiences are created and managed with a suite of easy-to-use apps. There are individual apps to create content variations and for marketing segmentation of visitor groups, developing personas and previewing content for different personas. For developers, the highly modular system simplifies integration of external software and services, allowing them to hook into different stages of the personalization process. Magnolia Tag Manager Marketing organizations are constantly evaluating and replacing tools for capturing and enhancing website visitor data. With Magnolia 5.3, the Magnolia Tag Manager allows marketing teams to add, manage and remove tags for web analytics, marketing automation and social listening tools in seconds with a single intuitive interface. Non-technical users can quickly see all marketing tags in a single view and quickly add tags to hundreds or thousands of pages from tools such as Eloqua, Marketo, Optimizely, LeadLander, ParDot, HubSpot, Omniture and more. Expanded Enterprise Integration Magnolia 5.3 has dramatically simplified the integration of third-party data, software and services across the entire content management system using Content Connectors. With Content Connectors, developers can now build Magnolia apps with the same great user experience as native apps, and quickly interact with any external data source while users manage the content in a familiar way. All native Magnolia content apps in community and enterprise editions are updated to use the new content connector automatically. Magnolia 5.3 also introduces an improved DAM API making it possible to plug in external asset providers such as Flickr, YouTube or a file system, and integrate the DAM with WebDav and CMIS. Magnolia AppFinder Magnolia now provides a centralized repository for Magnolia approved applications, modules, source code and partner contributions. The Magnolia AppFinder is available to all customers and community contributors at Collaborative Task Management Magnolia 5.3 introduces of a new system for tasks and workflow for enhanced multi-user collaboration. Using the Pulse, updates on content status, comments, requests and warnings, as well as statistics and analytics are provided in a centralized dashboard. Tasks can now be assigned to individuals or groups, with the ability to monitor who has taken ownership of a task and to track its status. This capabilit[...]

Magnolia CMS 5.0 Released: Integrate Online Channels with Apps

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:13:47 -0000

Magnolia CMS 5.0, the latest release of the Java-based open source content management system, helps enterprises develop and deploy solutions for integrating online channels - from Web to mobile and social media to Smart TV. It brings the smartphone app idiom to the enterprise, providing tools to build task-focused, easy-to-use Apps tailored to the exact needs of users.

The App development platform included with Magnolia 5.0 is standards-compliant with HTML5 and based on the Vaadin web application framework. Developers can use this platform to create new custom Apps without worrying about browser compatibility, mobile touch event support or CSRF protection. Other opportunities for integration and customization can be found in 'The Pulse', an extensible real-time monitoring system, and Favorites, a system for workspace customization.

Magnolia 5.0 also includes CMIS and WebDAV integration, support for Dublin Core metadata and open source modules for the Spring Java Framework, Groovy and Ruby, along with well documented open APIs. To read more about the new features, try the online demo, and get the latest release, visit

Magnolia 4.5 Released

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:55:52 -0000

Magnolia CMS 4.5 is the product’s largest upgrade to date, focused on delivering an open platform for enterprises to deliver an evolving virtual presence. New functionality includes instant mobile websites and multichannel content targeting, along with increased standards support, interoperability and new features to enhance user-friendliness.

- Instant Mobile Websites and Content Previews
- HTML5 Support
- Spring Integration, Blossom 2.0
- Multichannel Management
- JSR-283 (JCR 2.0)
- Friendlier Page Editing
- New Templating API
- CMIS Document Management Integration
- Secure Activation

Magnolia 4.4.5 Released

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:44:50 -0000

Magnolia CMS 4.4.5 fixes several multisite issues, improves the account lockout feature introduced in 4.4.3, and provides a whole lot of other fixes. It is now bundled with JackRabbit 1.6.4, and is a recommended update for all users of Magnolia CMS 4.4.x.

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Magnolia CMS 4.4 Adds Collaboration Features

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 11:23:02 -0000

Magnolia 4.4, the latest release of the open source Magnolia CMS, comes with a number of features designed to enhance team-driven content creation. It allows editorial teams to see who else is working
simultaneously on the same page, while also allowing authors to compare page versions and review changes. To have full control when
restructuring websites, Magnolia 4.4 also makes it possible to restore
pages marked as deleted, or create custom workflows for deletion approvals.

Magnolia 4.4 also includes a number of other new features, including
convenient re-import of translated content, spell-checking and
dependency management of content elements. To read more about the new features, watch screencasts, and get the latest release, visit