Umbraco is an open source web content management system based on the Microsoft .NET platform. Because Umbraco is open source, you get all the great functionality you'd expect from a content management system (CMS) without the hefty licence fees.
And what's a CMS, you ask? Simply put, a CMS gives you complete control over the content of your website.
Is open source right for my business?
With more than 350,000 websites worldwide running on Umbraco, this CMS is the most deployed web content management system on the Microsoft stack. One of the main reasons organisations both large and small choose Umbraco is because it provides the same tools as many of its enterprise competitors do, for a fraction of the licence fee.
Plus, since Umbraco powers websites for some of the largest companies in the world (Microsoft, Tesco, Heinz and the BBC, to drop a few names), you'll be in rather good company.
What's the support like?
When you use Umbraco, you're able to tap in to a large and active community of devoted developers worldwide. But, rest assured - Umbraco's creator Niels Hartvig and his team maintain centralised control over this worldwide network, ensuring consistency and quality.
Plus, since The Cogworks is an Umbraco Gold Certified Partner, you'll have enterprise level support at a fraction of the cost of commercial software.
Just how flexible is Umbraco?
In a word…very. Unlike previous generations of content management systems, Umbraco doesn't force you to use pre-defined skins or ready-made templates. You can update your site with your own designs any time you like or tap in to our design team's expertise.
You can even keep your existing design and just move your site onto the Umbraco platform - The Cogworks team excels at merging existing solutions with Umbraco (including existing code). We'll work closely with your development team to ensure we deliver a system that retains all the conventions you already know and love.
How will I use Umbraco?
Umbraco is as powerful as it is flexible. Not only will Umbraco manage all your digital content on one platform, it will also integrate with just about any external system to help you create a seamless publishing experience in multiple languages. And, when you build your website on the Umbraco CMS, you can de-centralise your content management across your organisation.
- Fully flexible responsive grid editing
- Workflow and event tracking
- Multi-language capabilities
- Best of all...it's FREE
- Stunningly simple editing and publishing
- Full version control of all content
- Full control over design and markup
- Ability to scheduling content publishing