Umbraco CMS is great for publishing sites that want to use a .NET code base
Jason Kelly | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 29, 2017

Umbraco CMS is great for publishing sites that want to use a .NET code base

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Umbraco CMS

Umbraco CMS is the content management system for our entire website. It is used by the whole organization, but mostly the Content team, which uses it for publishing, and the Technology and Events teams. It addresses the need for a powerful, yet customizable management system that can host a wide range of content and media types.
  • Plugins - as an open source CMS, Umbraco is very customizable and flexible to the needs of the organization
  • Publishing - Umbraco has powerful tools for publishing
  • Media hosting
  • Speed for older sites - Umbraco content can load slowly if you have thousands of pages of content. Of course, this would not be a problem for simpler websites
  • Complexity - since the product is free out-of-the-box, it will take technical expertise to get Umbraco setup properly
  • Positive: as a free product out-of-the-box and having a .NET technical expert on staff, Umbraco has had a tremendously positive ROI for us
  • Negative: some pluggins have failed to update during Umbraco upgrades
Both are comparable. We selected Umbraco CMS because it used .NET instead of PHP. I would recommend choosing the CMS that your staff and technical people will be the most comfortable with.
Content Author / Administrator
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.

Umbraco CMS Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
9
Code quality / cleanliness
7
Admin section
8
Page templates
8
Library of website themes
6
Mobile optimization / responsive design
3
Publishing workflow
9
Form generator
5
Content taxonomy
8
SEO support
8
Bulk management
6
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
8
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
7
Role-based user permissions
10