Umbraco CMS Software

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About Umbraco CMS

Umbraco is a cloud-based content management system that helps marketers, developers and businesses create, modify, update and publish newsletters, logos, images, text and other content. The platform lets organizations define custom workflows to handle operations related to website designing, development, content editing and more on a unified portal. Umbraco includes customizable web forms, which enable marketing professionals to create and embed personalized forms and define validation conditions, instances and data input rules to collect information from customers. It offers a variety of features such as custom domains, integrated development environment, authentication management, custom certificates, and more. Additionally, editors and developers can collaborate...

Umbraco CMS Pricing

Umbraco is available for free and on monthly subscriptions, details of which are outlined below- Starter - $39 per month Standard - $209 per month Professional - $569 per month Enterprise - Contact Umbraco for details.

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Umbraco CMS User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4

Showing 1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Georgina

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

November 2020

Umbraco review

We used Umbraco as a system to build the Scouts website. It is extremely well labeled, clear and intuitive. I have found that members of my team who need to use the software for their role are able to pick it up and use it easily.

Pros

Umbraco is an easy to use system which I use daily in my role to build website pages, sharing information with members. Main features which I like the most are that the templates and content blocks are easy to build on for administrators with basic understanding of website building. The labelling is clear and there are a wide variety of content blocks available to add. I find that Umbraco helps to create content which can be accessed by everyone. Using F12 and the ability to see how the information is viewed by users on different devices extremely useful, as well as the ability to caption images on the site, to allow users with screen readers to understand the information. In the search facility, it's extremely useful for a membership Organisation like the Scouts to be able to use the SEO hide from searches function. This helps to ensure that the right information reaches the right group of volunteers.

Cons

A feature which I think could be improved would be the ability to select and copy entire blocks from one website page to the next. It would also be useful to have more built in analytics of pages, rather than having to use additional add-ons like HotJar. An improvement to the software could be to use AI to improve the search function. When tagging in codex and the SEO, I spend time adding incorrect spellings of words in order for the webpage content to appear in the search bar if a incorrect spelling is made. It would be helpful if the system could identify regular incorrect spellings and add these as TAGs, so this doesn't have to completed manually.

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Ali

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or your servers

We have been using this CMS for many years and have used it for many of our clients' projects. There is also a two-week trial version that I think you should try and see how simple it is. It's Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or installing on a local or custom web hosting server.

Pros

It is completely open-source, dot NET-based, and works very fast and smooth. I like the form builder section which is very simple and various forms can be easily created and used. The file and image management section is also very simple. Files and images can be easily categorized and named in custom folders. Also, it has a professional community and support team.

Cons

The online Photo editor is not professional enough and must upgrade. CMS has good facilities and performance on the windows servers and Microsoft Azure, but Umbraco developers must think about the Linux version because most projects are managed by Linux servers.

Reasons for choosing Umbraco CMS

It has great features and fair price, good community and professional support team.

Reasons for switching to Umbraco CMS

For a web project on Microsoft Azure, we needed a simple and open source CMS, it has all we need.

Sunaina

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Education Management

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
3

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

Not my first choice when it comes to CMSs

Overall, if you have in-house devs ready to roll up their sleeves and custom code stuff, Umbraco should work out just fine. But if you are looking for a CMS that 'just works' out of the box, you may want to keep looking. At least that has been my experience thus far.

Pros

When you find your way around things, it is fairly easy to use. The pages can be updated fairly quickly and the WYSIWYG page editor is straightforward. What I liked the most was how quickly a page can be saved and published. But my list of gripes is probably longer than the stuff that I like.

Cons

Basic stuff that should come out of the box like rel canonical tags etc. have to be custom coded - at least for the sites I have encountered. The search functionality within the CMS is horrible. While carrying out some image optimisation, it was impossible to find the images with their URLs. I had to put in the exact filename to find those images. Even then it was a hit or a miss which was not ideal. And even with a CDN in use, it was hard to get good PageSpeed scores with Umbraco.

Reasons for choosing Umbraco CMS

It was not my call!

Brian

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

August 2021

Umbraco - a great CMS option for .NET

Pros

Umbraco can be built and extended with C# (using Visual Studio), utilizes MVC framework, and is simple to setup. The newest version of Umbraco is being built with .NET Core, so it will likely get faster and continue to stay relevant in today's Microsoft .NET tech stack.

Cons

Occasional hiccups when starting are not uncommon. The errors provide less than ideal guidance on how to address them. Building your own property editor is done with Angular JS (older and less used as time goes on).

Reasons for choosing Umbraco CMS

Orchard I struggled to get working. It was slow and the content editing experience was not as good as Umbraco's. ButterCMS was looking like a good candidate and will likely be one that I try in the future for true headless CMS. Overall, Umbraco had the features I wanted, a fairly easy to customize backend, and the price (open source version) was right.

Jeremiah

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

July 2021

Umbraco is a great CMS

We have over 300 websites based on the umbraco CMS. They are currently continually evolving and developing it. Umbraco 9 will be .net core to add even more flexability

Pros

Umbraco provides a lot of flexibility in setting up your website to give end users exactly how much or how little control and power over the content as you would like to provide them. It is very extendable with the ability to create about every type of web site you can imagine. It is built on microsoft .net currently which allows many developers to be able to dive in quickly to create solutions.

Cons

The learning curve is higher than some other CMS's out there but with that comes the extra ability to customize it more than other sites as well. The back end admin side is also light on Accessibility features at least up until version 8.14 or so.

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