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Why You Should Be Using Umbraco

May 2019 3 min read

Umbraco is a CMS that has grown largely and rapidly over the past few years. With more than 400,000 websites now built on Umbraco, it has become one of the most deployed Web CMS’s on the Microsoft .NET platform. When you look at the fact that 33% of all websites on the internet are WordPress sites, this just highlights Umbraco's success. It’s also one of the top-5 most popular server applications and one of the 10 most popular open source tools.

Umbraco is an open source CMS built on the Microsoft .NET stack, so you know it’s reliable. It is also perfect for developers – it’s already being used by several worldwide. What makes Umbraco different is that it is ultimately a blank canvas. Users have total control over their websites from start to end. Umbraco keeps things simple, ensuring that your content is kept up-to-date and that everything runs smoothly. Plus, it’s extremely secure.

Umbraco offers all that you need whether you’re a content manager, designer or developer, in order to create and manage top-quality websites. We're big fans of Umbraco and we want you to be too.

Why should you choose Umbraco?

Umbraco offers a fully flexible and responsive CMS – it’s super easy to use and there are no limitations. The responsive design means your website is optimised for any device, and since we’re nearly all using smartphones these days (a whopping 83% of mobile users said that a seamless web experience across devices is crucial), this is a big bonus. The user-friendly experience on the whole makes for a more intuitive editing experience too. We can host your website ourselves at either of our two secured Data centres based in Manchester and Leeds too, so you won’t need to worry about any of that.

Content Creation

It’s really easy to learn to use Umbraco. There’s a huge range of documentation and training videos readily available to help get you started, but there is also our Customer Success team who will guide you through any obstacles you come across. Cantarus will provide training to your content managers as part of the hand-over process of your website project – there’s no need to go elsewhere to learn a CMS. You can manage all of your media assets from one location and edit images directly. As well as this, you can publish and schedule content automatically whenever you want. It’s intuitive and easy to manage – no prior technical knowledge required!

Designers and Developers

With Umbraco’s flexible architecture, you can easily integrate with business systems and run a mega-fast website thanks to image and content caching already being built in. Umbraco places no restrictions on your front-end, so you can have peace of mind that your website can be designed however you wish.

What do our developers have to say about Umbraco?

Umbraco provides a simple editing experience for content managers. We can create page templates and provide content managers with what is essentially just a form to fill in for each piece of content on a page. This means that creating a page really is as simple as filling in all the details in the back office.”

Reece Bartholomew, Customer Success Lead Engineer

Your Umbraco website will be updated on a 24/7 basis, and with the latest bug and security fixes in place, you won’t need to lift a finger. Sounds ideal, right? Umbraco means you can get back all the time wasted on the smaller tasks and move to a more reliable, versatile website.

If your organisation is interested in anything mentioned above, please check out our dedicated Umbraco page to learn more about how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.

Written by Tabby Duff

The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author unless explicitly stated. Unless of course, the article made you laugh, in which case, all credit should be directed towards our marketing department.