Umbraco is the User Friendly Open Source .NET CMS you hoped existed.
Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management system with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or brochure sites right through to complex applications for Fortune 500’s and some of the largest media sites in the world.
Powerful yet simple to use
With simple and customisable editing and content creation tools, it’s easy to manage and maintain your website exactly how you want it. Umbraco doesn’t dictate how you should work – that should be up to you, not your content management system. Editors have as little or as much freedom as they need. And if you don’t like the changes you’ve made? Simply rollback to a previous version. It’s that easy!
Hello, Bonjour, Hej, Ciao
Not only can you publish great multilingual websites using Umbraco out of the box, you can also build in your chosen language with our multilingual back office tools.
Plenty of ready to use packages
Our very active community site is full of handy packages for all kinds of tasks. With a range of free and commercial packages, it’s easy to enhance your productivity and save time too!
Microsoft Word Support
Using familiar tools such as Microsoft Word or Windows LiveWriter, you can write or edit your blog or news pages without even opening the browser.
Full control over Design and Markup
There is nothing worse than a CMS deciding what markup you should use. That’s why we give you 100% control over templating and output, with no limitations to your design.
We think editors are happier focusing on producing great content, not worrying about layout. Adding design guidelines for your editors to follow will allow you to specify which CSS rules your editors can use in the built-in wysiwyg editor, with human-friendly names you control. “Big Old Headline” makes a lot more sense to an editor than H1 right? And you can rest easy, knowing they’re not destroying your design.
Flash? Silverlight? No problem!
Umbraco is a master at delivering content such as xml, which makes it a perfect match for delivering dynamic content to Flash, Silverlight, and other tools without altering your markup.
Starter Kits & Skins
Our starter kits take you from 0-to-done in minutes. These simple website starter kits let you install a site with great markup and apply a skin with great design. You can even change the default if you’re feeling a bit creative.
Use your Favourite Editor
Using your editor of choice is easy, be it Visual Studio, WebMatrix, Notepad++, DreamWeaver or any other to modify your website. Or, if you prefer you can use our integrated web-based editor.
Integrate .NET Controls
CTRL+C. CRTL+V = Umbraco Integration. We love .NET and we know you do too. But we also love working with .NET in ways we’re familiar with. With this in mind, you can use .NET Custom Controls and User Controls without having to jump through hoops.
Easy to use API’s
The Umbraco API gives you programmatic access to everything in the Umbraco CMS, plus the API is easy to use from Visual Studio or any other development tool.
Umbraco has several things going for it. It is built on solid technology and it is customizable enough to do whatever you need it to do. Umbraco.tv has incredibly helpful video tutorials about how to get the most out of the CMS and is so it worth the subscription price. Once you have a handle on how the system works, Umbraco is not difficult to use and really gives you a lot of flexibility. It can be used for small and large websites. Great overall CMS platform.