Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS

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Score 5.0 out of 100
Umbraco CMS

Overview

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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Popular Features

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Role-based user permissions (11)

1.0
10%

Code quality / cleanliness (11)

1.0
10%

Admin section (11)

1.0
10%

WYSIWYG editor (11)

1.0
10%

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Pricing

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Umbraco Free

$0

On Premise

Umbraco Cloud Starter

$39

Cloud
per month

Umbraco Heartcore Mini

$49

Cloud
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://umbraco.com/umbraco-cms-pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Security

1.0
10%

Platform & Infrastructure

5.3
53%

Web Content Creation

1.6
16%

Web Content Management

3.6
36%

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

Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Reviews

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May 24, 2021

Umbraco is a No Go

Lori Jerome | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
I didn't like Umbraco at all. It was already in place by someone who didn't have an SEO background. I evaluated an upgrade from Umbraco to Wordpress or Hubspot CMS and definitely beyond a doubt Umbraco couldn't compete. I have been for years easily updating content in CMS including currently working in Ruby on Rails and in my perspective, Umbraco is one of the worst. It would never be a choice for anywhere that cares about SEO and being found on the web for marketing. Maybe it's ok for an internal library or something but I wouldn't waste my time.
Janus Kamp Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Umbraco is well suited if you want to host the website yourself or if our customers want them on their own server. It's easy to get started though our own instance-system were we can spin-up customer sites within 4 minutes.

If you just want to have a borring-wp-a-like site that looks like everything else on the internet, Umbraco is not the best solution. It's more time consuming to get a proper website up and running.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
I like using Umbraco, but the update process is a PIA compared to WordPress. We have clients on WordPress and try to sell them on the idea of switching, but the maintenance to update Umbraco is a road block. Our clients don't have to pay to have their WordPress site updated. There are bugs in every release and the release schedule is mind numbing. Almost every other week there is a new release and with 20 web sites in Umbraco, it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with the maintenance and bill our clients for something that should have worked to begin with. Umbraco is more like a hobbyist CMS and is not quite ready for prime time. I would pay for a CMS to be bug free. The cloud option for Umbraco is not an option for us and honestly I find it impossible for the cloud option to be updated "automatically" while professional developers have issues with simple updates.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Umbraco CMS is well suited for a small and medium size company and organization. The time to market is not long.
  • Umbraco CMS is less appropriate for large scale web site or application, especially if there are a lot of content managers and writers who work simultaneously on the web site.
Jakub Wilk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
As I write, Umbraco is very good in customization, also customization by programmers, but sometimes it needs quite a lot of knowledge to develop something. It is also very scalable and it is the best CMS framework in .net programming. There is not too much competition in this area, though maybe I would like to have a little bigger community
December 06, 2017

Easy to use CMS

Debbie Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Umbraco CMS is the perfect tool for a company that is looking to keep their website updated. The simple to use tools and templates means updating and creating new pages is easy. The WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, however, for accessibility, there should be some more guidance on what is suitable to be used on the CMS.
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Umbraco is well suited for websites that are looking to do a wide range of activities that require complex technoligies. An example of this is a company with several different products or services. Umbraco would be overkill for simple sites that are mostly static. It is also difficult to find developers who have Umbraco experience, as it's market share is not all that high.
Alex Lada | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Umbraco CMD is well suited for users looking for a .NET based CMS system without the high licensing fees that come with a system like Sitecore. It allows the developer to easily get up and running, model data, create front end templates, and get a framework of a site out quickly. It is also easy to extend the built in functionality with your own .NET libraries. For enterprise level users, Umbraco might not have quite enough juice to model and deliver content efficiently.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use Umbraco CMS when clients need design flexibility, more tailored content management, and structured data. Umbraco CMS is not for clients with little to no budget for technical/developer assistance. We don't recommend it for most small companies because they don't have the budget to maintain (read: troubleshoot and work around bugs) a platform like this.
Filip Witkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Umbraco is suitable when you need a clean code website with CMS or something that will work well on mobile devices. It is very scalable, [can even be ] used for a large website (100+ pages). When a company relies on ASP.Net environment, this is the CMS to go with.