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Why You Should Be Using Umbraco

May 2019 3 min read

Umbraco is a Content Management System (CMS) that has grown rapidly over the past few years thanks to a thriving community and powerful functionality within the platform. With more than 400,000 websites now built on Umbraco, it has become one of the most deployed Web Content Management Systems on the Microsoft .NET platform. 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 - meaning that a community of thousands of developers continually peer-reviews the behind-the-scenes platform making it a solution you can trust. Umbraco provides developers and content managers with a blank canvas which means users have complete control over their websites from start to finish. Umbraco keeps things simple, ensuring that your content is kept up-to-date and that everything runs smoothly. Plus, it’s extremely secure.

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 user-friendly experience on the whole makes for a more intuitive editing experience too. 

Thanks to the fully-responsive element of the platform, you can rest-assured that your websites will be optimised across all devices - something that should be at the heart of every digital strategy.

Finally, as a cloud-optimised platform it's ready for tomorrow's infrastructure (shameless plug: our top-notch hosting infrastructure - kalaniCloud - boasts outstanding solutions for Umbraco websites - talk to us today to find out more.)

Content Creation

Umbraco puts content managers at the heart of the experience. There’s a huge range of documentation and training videos are readily available to help get you started. For the times you need a helping hand - our excellent Customer Success team will be ready to guide you through any obstacles you come across. We also provide bespoke Umbraco training courses - perfect for skilling-up your content team. 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 performant website thanks to built-in image and content caching. 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 Umbraco Aficionado

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.