Magnolia, Open Source Content Management System, Version 4.3 Introduces Highly Flexible Multi-Site Functionality
Magnolia is an open source content management system which is one of the leading Content Management System’s (CMS) known for its ease-of-use. It’s page editing interface enables authors to format content exactly as it would appear to the website visitors.
Magnolia is based on Java, which provides better scope for overall performance and better solutions. You might want to go through a comprehensive list of the features Magnolia provides. You can also check out a live demo of the Magnolia CMS.
Magnolia has released its new version 4.3 recently, which focuses on a new and flexible framework to make the administration of multi-site, multi-lingual website infrastructure easier. This new version of magnolia also includes full support for the Groovy scripting language and the launch of Magnolia Store.
Following is an overview of the new features in this release,
Ultimate Multi-Site Flexibility: This version of magnolia provides you with better flexibility for users looking to support and administer complex multi-site/multi-domain environments. For enterprise installations, Magnolia provides website administrators with a wide range of options for developing new web sites, re-branding existing web sites and content, through to creating entirely new websites with the ability to use existing syndicated content.
For instance, creating new websites for mobile devices from existing content, creating new microsites etc., can be made much easier with this new release.
Multi-Lingual Support: Website administrators will now be able to mandate one single site structure across multiple languages. A fallback mechanism allows local administrators to define a default language that will be displayed where translated content is unavailable.
Magnolia Store: A first version of the Magnolia Store has been announced, which introduces some basic functions to allow administrators and developers to view installed modules, download their latest versions and browse for new modules from within the administration interface.
Magnolia 4.3 now offers full support for Groovy. This is a dynamic language for the Java platform with features similar to those of Python, Ruby, Perl, and Smalltalk. Groovy allows for a much more agile approach to implementing new functionality for your web site, while retaining the full power, scalability and security of the Java stack.
Magnolia, latest version, provides clean and simpler template tags. The refinement of the tags architecture provides focus on a cleaner, simpler set of components, as well as a clean separation of the tag library implementation from the UI component rendering.