Why We Choose Umbraco?

Umbraco is the choice of many organizations because of its no-cost, open-source licensing, its simplicity, and its unlimited potential. Umbraco provides a full-featured web content management system that is easy to use, simple to customize, and robust enough to run sites from Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest media sites in the world.

We've been using Umbraco to create all our sites (on web, mobile and tablet) for years. It's still the most flexible open source CMS on the Microsoft platform and  And because it's open source there's NO LICENSE FEE.

Umbraco is a full-featured content management system that is easy to use, simple to customize and robust enough to run the largest sites such as wired.co.uk and asp.net. Vogue uses it and so does Heinz, Yell, Hershey's and Take That. In fact 150,000 websites worldwide from global brands to corner shops and anything in between use it too. This makes it one of the most deployed web content management systems on the Microsoft stack.

If you don't use Umbraco to manage your digital content yet, here's our 8 reasons for recommending it:

1. It's open source

This means no license and you're not tied in to one particular company or agency) for ongoing support and development.

2. Simple but powerful

This means it's intuitive and easy to use despite the fact that it has a powerful and feature-rich core.

3. Intuitive Interface

Umbraco presents a very intuitive interface compared to other CMSs. Data is organised in the tree that represents the website structure. In drupal the entire content is presented in the single list. It takes a great deal of time to find the parent or child nodes. Umbraco CMS framework also provides a more convenient way of controlling what documents can be created under a specific content. When there are hundreds of pages published on the site, it becomes almost impossible to track the pages that either appear in the wrong place or should not be published anymore. And obviously, in umbraco there is a proper backend admin panel!

4. Extensible and expandable

It uses plug-ins so that we, as developers, can enhance the core functionality of Umbraco. E.g. Google Analytics integration, Map API's or Blogs or many others

5. Intuitive content creation

Umbraco simplifies the creation of new content by maintaining minimal, simplistic, and context-sensitive functionality throughout the content publishing process. Users are only presented with relevant and useful options when creating or editing content.

6. Media library

Images, docs, videos and flash files stored in the media library, are instantly available everywhere in Umbraco. Upload once use many times.

7. Multiuser support

Both systems support multiuser access. Although, in umbraco that feature is initially split into members and users.

8. Performance

Both CMS systems are large web platforms. .Net solutions perform better when it comes to high volume of traffic/extensive use.