Introduction

Umbraco is a mid-tier level CMS platform with a friendly and simple interface. Built on the .NET framework, the platform is very effective at delivering bespoke CMS projects within a Microsoft environment.

The platform can be a cost-effective solution thanks to its open source license.

Having been through a number of revisions to maintain best practices and optimise code, the platform is extremely stable.

Pros
  • Open Source
  • Active community
  • Multilingual
  • Very structured
Cons
  • Previously abandoned versions
  • Keep up-to-date

Rating

8
Ease of Use
8
Ease of Use
8
Ease of Use
8
Ease of Use
8
Ease of Use
6
Overall

Summary

Umbraco is a solid platform for delivering medium-scale websites that require more than just a single content placeholder within the templates. Its template building system using XML and configuration files allows detailed layouts to be created and used by content administrators. Its .NET backings means that web-service integration can be achieved with ease and used to populate content items within the platform.

Our Impressions

Umbraco is an excellent CMS for medium-sized websites that require custom functionality in addition to content editing features. Umbraco is a multilingual-supported platform that allows for multisite instances. It has an active community, producing plugins and extensions that can be easily added to the platform through its package manager. Modifications and extensions are enabled by Umbraco’s strong template system, while an integrated caching system is another of its assets.