Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS

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Umbraco CMS


Recent Reviews

Umbraco is a No Go

1 out of 10
May 24, 2021
Umbraco is used as the main website for one of the business units. With that being said, it was used for the whole organization as a core …
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Easy to use CMS

8 out of 10
December 06, 2017
We currently use Umbraco to build our company company website. It's a great tool and very easy to use, it allows me to [have] different …
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Role-based user permissions (11)


Code quality / cleanliness (11)


Admin section (11)


WYSIWYG editor (11)


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Platform & Infrastructure


Web Content Creation


Web Content Management


Product Details

What is Umbraco CMS?

Umbraco CMS is an Open Source ASP.NET CMS boasting over 500,000 active installs worldwide. The source code is free and available under the MIT License, so it can be downloaded for free.

Umbraco is based on C#, JavaScript, and Razor with MVC and Visual Studio supported.

The CMS is designed to provide a simple installation which users can build upon. This entails a built-in cache, Razor templating, C# APIs, customizable backoffice, support for multilingual and search features right out of the box.

With documented open APIs, users can make 3rd party integrations and are not limited to a set number of tools. Umbraco also offers a set of Umbraco Apps, as well as a selection of community Packages.

Umbraco CMS Features

Web Content Creation Features

  • Supported: WYSIWYG editor
  • Supported: Code quality / cleanliness
  • Supported: Content versioning
  • Supported: Admin section
  • Supported: Page templates
  • Supported: Library of website themes
  • Supported: Mobile optimization / responsive design
  • Supported: Publishing workflow
  • Supported: Form generator
  • Supported: Content scheduling

Web Content Management Features

  • Supported: Internal content search
  • Supported: Content taxonomy
  • Supported: SEO support
  • Supported: Browser compatibility
  • Supported: Bulk management
  • Supported: Page caching
  • Supported: Availability / breadth of extensions
  • Supported: E-commerce / shopping cart extension
  • Supported: Community / comment management
  • Supported: Import / export
  • Supported: Website analytics

Platform & Infrastructure Features

  • Supported: API
  • Supported: Internationalization / multi-language

Security Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions
  • Supported: Multi-factor authentication
  • Supported: User-level audit trail
  • Supported: Version history
  • Supported: Simple roll-back capabilities

CMS programming language or framework Features

  • Supported: .NET

Umbraco CMS Screenshots

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Umbraco CMS Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesWorldwide
Supported LanguagesEnglish


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What is Umbraco CMS's best feature?

Reviewers rate Form generator and Community / comment management highest, with a score of 5.9.

Who uses Umbraco CMS?

The most common users of Umbraco CMS are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.


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Score 10 out of 10
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The performance of Umbraco is as good as Episerver. The back office in Umbraco is cleaner and more intuitive than Episerver. Sitecore is a good CMS for large projects, but the learning curve for developers and editors is steep.
Score 5 out of 10
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Umbraco's templating is far superior than WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, but it's update process is WAY behind those platforms. The release schedule of Umbraco is way to often and most releases are to fix something missed in the previous release and not an improvement or new feature of the CMS.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • The learning curve to develop a web application is very short. The time to market is then insignificant.
  • Umbraco is free and open source.
  • The community behind Umbraco CMS is large. If you need help, the forum is very active and there are several places where you will be able to ask for help.
  • If required, a professional and enterprise supports also is available.
Jakub Wilk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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We chose Umbraco because of their technology, and it was better than our previous CMS, Orchard, which was too complicated even for programmers. Orchard was very good but to develop something it required a really strong knowledge of this framework. In Umbraco it seems to be easier, and on top of that our marketing team like it more
December 06, 2017

Easy to use CMS

Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We previously used WordPress, however this was not easy to use, it was a complicated system and was limited in what we could achieve, there was a big outlay in buying bolts on and ensuring the system was safe. We found we where spammed loads, we tried to make it work however after a year we decided to leave WordPress behind. The company did evaluated Adobe but the dev team decided that Umbraco was the best tool to meet our own needs.
Alex Lada | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Umbraco provides the best bang-for-the-buck CMS option on a .NET platform for those that cannot afford Sitecore. It is much friendlier to use than Ektron, is free to use, has commercial grade plugins that are not overly expensive, and provides the functionality that most clients would need. If you have a need or affinity for .NET, it is a great product for websites smaller than the enterprise level. I found it to be easier to work with than WordPress and have more out of the box than Drupal.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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Umbraco vs WordPress
Umbraco has more flexibility and customization options, but less features, reliability/stability, and community support.
WordPress offers less customization for data and content, but it is immensely more stable, has better features /plugins, and includes an enormous amount of community support & documentation.

Umbraco vs Kentico
Both are intended to be customized after installation (flexible design and data management)
Kentico is more robust, reliable, and feature rich. But, it requires more effort to get a site up and running.
Umbraco is less stable than Kentico. But, it is often easier to get a site up and running.

Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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There is not really an alternative when it comes to CMS based on ASP.Net (MVC4 with Razor). There are a few frameworks, like Booststrap; however framework is not content management system.
I will compare it to Drupal, because the second one is well known. Against Drupal, Umbraco is very clean and fast framework/CMS. It does not have as much of big community, support or range of plugins as Drupal.