n8n + Magnolia CMS

How to use Magnolia and n8n together

What n8n offers

n8n is an open-source workflow automation tool that enables users to automate repetitive tasks and streamline business processes without writing code. With its user-friendly interface and drag-and-drop workflow builder, n8n empowers individuals and teams to create custom workflows that integrate various applications and services.

One of the key features of n8n is its extensive library of pre-built integrations, known as nodes, which allow users to connect to a wide range of applications, APIs, and services. These nodes cover popular tools and platforms such as Google Sheets, Slack, Salesforce, and more, enabling users to automate interactions between different systems seamlessly.

With n8n, users can create workflows that automate tasks such as data synchronization, notifications, data transformation, and more. Workflows are created using a visual editor, where users can drag and drop nodes onto a canvas and configure them to perform specific actions based on triggers, conditions, and data transformations.

Another notable feature of n8n is its flexibility and extensibility. Users have the ability to create custom nodes using JavaScript or TypeScript, allowing them to integrate with proprietary or niche applications that are not covered by the built-in nodes. Additionally, n8n supports webhooks, allowing users to trigger workflows based on external events or incoming data.

Security is a priority for n8n, and the platform offers features such as encryption, access controls, and audit logging to ensure data privacy and compliance with regulatory requirements. Users can run n8n on-premises or in the cloud, giving them full control over their data and infrastructure.

Overall, n8n is a versatile and powerful tool for automating workflows and streamlining business processes. With its intuitive interface, extensive library of integrations, and flexibility for customization, n8n empowers users to increase productivity, reduce manual work, and focus on more strategic tasks.

A bit development needed

About outgoing triggers

The integration process has two ways to interact with magnolia. One is the way out from magnolia. Here are some examples:

  • You want to send a newsletter subscriber to a marketing automation tool
  • You want to activate a social media post after a page was published
  • You want to add all form entries in a CRM

For that you need to develop a custom trigger. This could be in the publishing workflow module for example with a custom webhook or in the magnolia form module. If you use your system as a headless system you probably consider doing this directly within the frontend.

A bit more development needed

About incoming actions

The second way is to execute an action within magnolia based on an outside trigger. Possible scenarios are:

  • Automate page creation from an outside trigger mostly social media
  • Upload an image in the dam from a trigger in dropbox or google drive
  • Create a post based on a doc in google docs

To integrate this you need to add a custom REST Endpoint within magnolia which end up in a customized action inside magnolia cms.

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