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    The themes are useful. They change the look and feel of a website with just one click.
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    WordPress itself is free, but of course you will need hosting. WordPress hosting is relatively cheap, unless you decide for dedicated hosting.
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    Magnolia has existed almost as long as the Internet, and we move just as quickly.

    Founded in 1997 with a vision to create the first truly open content management system, today Magnolia is the fastest way to launch digital experiences.

    Our mission has evolved but helping clients move fast and stay flexible is still our driving force. As well as iconic brands like Atlassian and The New York Times, a new wave of companies in industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications have made Magnolia their DXP of choice. They want to move fast and trust our blend of enterprise power and headless agility to help them stay ahead of the pack.

    From humble beginnings in Basel, our footprint is now truly global with offices on five continents and more than 200 certified Magnolia Partners strategically located around the world.

    WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

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    Sample Customers
    Ancestry.com, Migros, MOO, Al Arabiya, Alior Bank, Atlassian, Avis
    TIBCO Software, Code for America, Crosswise, Essio Shower, AdLemons, Applied Geographics
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Educational Organization5%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Small Business69%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Liferay, Wordpress and others in Web Content Management. Updated: January 2022.
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    Magnolia CMS is ranked 9th in Web Content Management while WordPress is ranked 3rd in Web Content Management with 3 reviews. Magnolia CMS is rated 0.0, while WordPress is rated 6.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of WordPress writes "Difficult to create content without spending a lot of time to learn it". Magnolia CMS is most compared with Drupal, Sitecore Experience Manager, Liferay Digital Experience Platform, SharePoint and Adobe Experience Manager, whereas WordPress is most compared with SharePoint, Drupal, Liferay Digital Experience Platform, Dynamicweb and SDL Tridion DX.

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