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A simple App which allows to manage external links and add them via component to a page. It also have some very basic URL validation.

It does not yet check if an URL is reachable.


Magnolia CE/EE 5.3.6

What is getting installed

  • A new Workspace (externallinks)
  • A new nodetype (externallink)
  • A Module (external-links-app)
  • A role (external-links-base) which gives access to the externallinks Workspace
  • A compontent (To use in your Project add external-links-app:components/externalLink
  • If enabled some sample content
  • A new point in the App Launcher (restricted to superuser)

What do you get

  • A new App on App-Laucher
  • Adding links or Folders with links in an App
  • A Component. Choose between a single link or a folder with links. When a folder is chosen, all links in the folder are displayed. Sub-Folders are ignored.
  • Full i18n (Author and Component)

What do you have to do after installation


  • You have to add the new workspace (externallinks) to your subscribers (/server/activation/subscribers). 


  • Anonymous Role: Add readOnly to "/" for the workspace "externallinks"  
  • On Public Siteyou have to register the new Workspace in the Cache Module. Otherwise the cache does not get flushed after publishing a link or a folder with links.
    • Find those setting here: /modules/cache/config/configurations/default/flushPolicy/policies/flushAll/repositories. Add a property with name and value: externallinks

Supported languages

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Italiano






Download JAR

Download from Nexus

Bug Report/ Improvements

Please report bugs or improvements here:

Version History


  • First Release


  • Fixed  EXTLINKS-4 - Getting issue details... STATUS

To update from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2 delete the module from the Config Workspace.





  • Markus Erdmann from esense for helpful hints and QA
  • Grégory Joseph from Magnolia for helping with Forge and Maven
  • Jan Haderka from Magnolia for his super groovy script, which allows to create apps very quickly:


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