It does what it is supposed to do but not the easiest to set up and administer
Updated June 14, 2021

It does what it is supposed to do but not the easiest to set up and administer

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Progress Sitefinity

It is being used for our entire website. Each department has its own web manager, but I manage the overall website design and coding. Everything runs through my team before anything gets published.
  • Organize pages
  • Create lists
  • Blogs
  • News articles
  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Help documentation and support
  • Easy updating for each department
  • Annual license is very cheap compared to other paid CMSs
  • Not sure that its value is much better than an open source CMS though
This was already implemented when I arrived here but have looked into moving it to another platform. The time involved in doing that is just not worth the time right now. Sitefinity does what it is supposed to but it's not the most user friendly and support is not very good.
Once set up it works pretty well. Administrative side of things is a little harder to use than other CMSs.

Progress Sitefinity Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Using Progress Sitefinity

30 - Department administrative roles. Our users are in sitefinity on a daily basis updating all of their content. They are the content experts for each department. We have a development team of one who handles the design and backend coding behind the scenes.
2 - Web developers with HTML, CSS, and JS knowledge. Server administrators who take care of server related issues. Database admins.
  • Permission control
  • Everything in one place
  • Nothing out of the ordinary
  • Maybe e-commerce
Pricing makes this a no brainer. Not the best CMS, but with work arounds and some fumbling around we are able to make it do what we want it to do.

Using Progress Sitefinity

No real mobile interface. Drag and drop works in theory but I've never seen a CMS actually do it well.
Technical support not required
Unnecessarily complex
Difficult to use
Not well integrated
  • updating existing pages
  • uploading images
  • syncing specific assets
  • updating documents
  • removing excessive code
  • creating new widgets