• 3.0.5
  • Date Added
    (to site)

    April 19th, 2008
  • Author

    Niels Hartvig
  • License

    MIT License (?)
  • Description


    Umbraco is an Open Source CMS based on the ASP.NET framework with cross browser support and a rich feature set for developers, editors and designers.

    Features of interest for editors:

    * Beautiful, user-friendly interface
    * Integrated WYSIWYG Editor
    * Support for editing in Microsoft Word
    * Versioned and scheduled publishing

    Features of interest for developers:

    * Full support for own .NET Controls
    * Documented API
    * Use any .NET Language like c# or VB.NET
    * Full source code available (open source)

    Features of interest for designers:

    * No limits to design
    * Super simple template engine
    * Full support for web standards
    * Full support for accessibility standards

    Further Reading & Resources

    If you’re new to Umbraco and you’re looking for a comprehensive user guide, you might consider John Sterling’s Umbraco User’s Guide


    Alternatively, if you’re new to Content Management Systems (CMS) then take a look at Bob Boiko’s excellent Content Management Bible.

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Tim Geyssens
Apr 21st, 2008, 5:36 am | #


Have been implementing umbraco since march 2007, from small websites to large multilingual web applications and community sites.

Using umbraco, development is faster and more fun!

For me, the greatest advantage of umbraco is it’s flexibility.

Umbraco rocks !


Installation ★★★★★
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Lars Buur
Apr 21st, 2008, 6:17 am | #


Umbraco just works and is very flexible regarding integrating with other sources


Installation ★★★★★
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Ove Andersen
Apr 21st, 2008, 11:52 am | #


Very easy to set up and use.

Could have more built-in/available packages.

The best community support in history!


Installation ★★★★☆
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Karl Kopp
Apr 22nd, 2008, 5:48 am | #


Done almost 60 Umbraco builds, and the platform goes from strength to strength. Takes a little bit to get up to speed, but after your first build, you’ll see the power of Umbraco :)

Getting quality training is a must!


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Ismail Mayat
Apr 23rd, 2008, 4:31 am | #


I have been using umbraco since 2006 over 18 websites live and counting.

I stumbled across Umbraco while reviewing numerous opensource CMS’s (typo3, Mambo, plone). IAS as a company were looking for an opensource CMS for a particular target audience.

The winner for me was its easy of use and the active community support. Training courses with certification were available to quick start our Umbraco journey.

Its not called the friendly CMS for nothing!


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Oct 29th, 2008, 6:47 am | #


Great software for 99% of whay we do. As a website design company we can concentrate on the creative and marketing side of matters without having to concern ourselves with bespoke CMS development


Installation ★★★★☆
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Kevin Macdonell
May 20th, 2009, 2:24 am | #


Selecting a CMS system is a daunting prospect for many developers. The desire to simplify systems development is there but the need to control every little detail often results in the decision to build yet another bespoke system.

At first glance Umbraco doesn’t make life any easier by heavily employing XML and XSLT, two technologies that may be less familiar to a .net developer than their standard Visual Studio toolkit. When most developers are looking for a CMS they are doing so to speed-up a project and a new learning curve may seem counter-intuitive, fear not.

Umbraco has created the perfect blend of technologies for a page or content-block based system model and they encourage a definitive split between design and content. Once you become familiar with Umbraco you can almost develop at the speed of thought.

Over the past six months I have persevered with Umbraco and can assure any developer that it was, without any doubt, the right decision to make. Umbraco isn’t so much a content management system as a content management framework. This is the key to the endless flexibility that it offers. When you master it, which you inevitably will, the development process will become significantly more rewarding.

The Umbraco community is also very responsive and friendly and the tutorial videos are well worth the small fee.

I can’t recommend Umbraco enough.


Installation ★★★★★
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