Umbraco CMS

Content management system for marketers and businesses

About Umbraco CMS

Umbraco is a content management system (CMS) designed to help businesses, marketers, and developers create, edit, publish, and manage text, images, logos, newsletters, web forms, and other content on a unified portal. The platform includes content flow functionality, which enables teams to collaborate on projects and simultaneously make modifications.

Umbraco allows administrators to manage preferences and provide role-based permissions to external or internal stakeholders, facilitating reviewing, testing, and feedback activities. It offers a host of features such as an integrated development environment, user authentication, custom certificates, cloud computing, database performance management, custom domains, and more. Marketers can design and launch a variety of personalized forms and define custom data input conditions, validation rules, and instances to gather information from clients.

Umbraco lets managers implement personalized workflows to streamline development, designing, editing, review, publishing, and other operations. It also supports integrations with various third-party applications including uSkinned, Storm Commerce, Raptor, uCommerce, Cludo, Terratype, and more.


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Overall rating

4,1 /5
(21)
Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
Customer Support
4/5

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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best CMS for .NET Developers

Reviewed on 2022/07/30

I love using Umbraco CMS to build customer's and my personal websites. Umbraco is open-source, free...

I love using Umbraco CMS to build customer's and my personal websites. Umbraco is open-source, free and written in .NET. Now, with Umbraco 9, it also support ASP.NET Core, which is cross platform. Now I can deploy my Umbraco website on Linux as well. Which is pretty cool. Umbraco is mature and has wide community support.

Pros

Umbraco setup is very easy, all you need is SQL Server database. I also like Umbraco's media management. I can store my media either on Azure Storage or in AWS S3 bucket. This way I can scale my website horizontally. And the last thing which I like most is this is completely written in .NET, that's a blessing for .NET Developers.

Cons

Would love to see Umbraco supporting multiple database such as PostgreSQL and MySQL as they are open-source and free.

Alternatives Considered

Kentico

Reasons for Switching to Umbraco CMS

I built few POC projects using Umbraco CMS. It was solving all of our needs. It was easy to used and fast to operate. That's all were the reason, we went with this.
Ali
Ali
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or your servers

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

We have been using this CMS for many years and have used it for many of our clients' projects. ...

We have been using this CMS for many years and have used it for many of our clients' projects. There is also a two-week trial version that I think you should try and see how simple it is. It's Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or installing on a local or custom web hosting server.

Pros

It is completely open-source, dot NET-based, and works very fast and smooth. I like the form builder section which is very simple and various forms can be easily created and used. The file and image management section is also very simple. Files and images can be easily categorized and named in custom folders. Also, it has a professional community and support team.

Cons

The online Photo editor is not professional enough and must upgrade. CMS has good facilities and performance on the windows servers and Microsoft Azure, but Umbraco developers must think about the Linux version because most projects are managed by Linux servers.

Sunaina
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Not my first choice when it comes to CMSs

Reviewed on 2021/04/29

Overall, if you have in-house devs ready to roll up their sleeves and custom code stuff, Umbraco...

Overall, if you have in-house devs ready to roll up their sleeves and custom code stuff, Umbraco should work out just fine. But if you are looking for a CMS that 'just works' out of the box, you may want to keep looking. At least that has been my experience thus far.

Pros

When you find your way around things, it is fairly easy to use. The pages can be updated fairly quickly and the WYSIWYG page editor is straightforward. What I liked the most was how quickly a page can be saved and published. But my list of gripes is probably longer than the stuff that I like.

Cons

Basic stuff that should come out of the box like rel canonical tags etc. have to be custom coded - at least for the sites I have encountered. The search functionality within the CMS is horrible. While carrying out some image optimisation, it was impossible to find the images with their URLs. I had to put in the exact filename to find those images. Even then it was a hit or a miss which was not ideal. And even with a CDN in use, it was hard to get good PageSpeed scores with Umbraco.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress and Silverstripe CMS

Reasons for Switching to Umbraco CMS

It was not my call!
Brian
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Umbraco - a great CMS option for .NET

Reviewed on 2021/08/31

Pros

Umbraco can be built and extended with C# (using Visual Studio), utilizes MVC framework, and is simple to setup. The newest version of Umbraco is being built with .NET Core, so it will likely get faster and continue to stay relevant in today's Microsoft .NET tech stack.

Cons

Occasional hiccups when starting are not uncommon. The errors provide less than ideal guidance on how to address them. Building your own property editor is done with Angular JS (older and less used as time goes on).

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Butter CMS

Reasons for Switching to Umbraco CMS

Orchard I struggled to get working. It was slow and the content editing experience was not as good as Umbraco's. ButterCMS was looking like a good candidate and will likely be one that I try in the future for true headless CMS. Overall, Umbraco had the features I wanted, a fairly easy to customize backend, and the price (open source version) was right.
Georgina
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Umbraco review

Reviewed on 2020/11/17

We used Umbraco as a system to build the Scouts website. It is extremely well labeled, clear and...

We used Umbraco as a system to build the Scouts website. It is extremely well labeled, clear and intuitive. I have found that members of my team who need to use the software for their role are able to pick it up and use it easily.

Pros

Umbraco is an easy to use system which I use daily in my role to build website pages, sharing information with members. Main features which I like the most are that the templates and content blocks are easy to build on for administrators with basic understanding of website building. The labelling is clear and there are a wide variety of content blocks available to add.

I find that Umbraco helps to create content which can be accessed by everyone. Using F12 and the ability to see how the information is viewed by users on different devices extremely useful, as well as the ability to caption images on the site, to allow users with screen readers to understand the information.

In the search facility, it's extremely useful for a membership Organisation like the Scouts to be able to use the SEO hide from searches function. This helps to ensure that the right information reaches the right group of volunteers.

Cons

A feature which I think could be improved would be the ability to select and copy entire blocks from one website page to the next.

It would also be useful to have more built in analytics of pages, rather than having to use additional add-ons like HotJar.

An improvement to the software could be to use AI to improve the search function. When tagging in codex and the SEO, I spend time adding incorrect spellings of words in order for the webpage content to appear in the search bar if a incorrect spelling is made. It would be helpful if the system could identify regular incorrect spellings and add these as TAGs, so this doesn't have to completed manually.

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Umbraco CMS FAQs

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Umbraco CMS offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$50,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Umbraco offers 3 different products: Umbraco CMS, Umbraco Cloud, and Umbraco Heartcore. Umbraco CMS is the core open-source product which is free to download and use. It also comes in 2 paid tiers which include support and add-on products. Umbraco CMS: Free Umbraco Professional: Contact us for a quote Umbraco Enterprise: Contact us for a quote Umbraco Cloud is the Umbraco CMS hosted in the cloud on Microsoft Azure and the recommended version for new Umbraco websites. Umbraco Cloud Starter: $50/month Umbraco Cloud Standard: $300/month Umbraco Cloud Professional: $800/month Umbraco Cloud Enterprise: Contact us for a quote Umbraco Heartcore - the managed Headless CMS - has the following plans: Umbraco Heartcore Starter: $70/month Umbraco Heartcore Standard: $300/month Umbraco Heartcore Professional: $1,200/month Umbraco Heartcore Enterprise: Contact us for a quote

Umbraco CMS has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Umbraco CMS supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Umbraco CMS supports the following devices:

Umbraco CMS integrates with the following applications:

BigCommerce, Cookiebot, Digioh, HR-ON, HubSpot CRM, Konstrukt, LanguageWire, Perfion PIM, Pimberly PIM, QBank, Recombee, Semrush, Vendr, Zapier, commercetools, iLangL Cloud, uCommerce

Umbraco CMS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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