Umbraco

Introducing Umbraco

Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It is written in C# and deployed on Microsoft based infrastructure.

When getting started with Umbraco there are some key themes to keep in mind:

  • A CMS for developers — Empower web developers
  • Steep learning curve — Straight forward to use once you get over that learning curve
  • Not an out of the box, modular solution — Customized to meet your needs
  • A framework for .NET web developers

Umbraco was not designed to be a plug-and-play solution like Drupal or Joomla. Niels Hartvig, the creator of Umbraco, tried to build a system that didn’t limit him on what he could do and yet still pleased non-technical clients. That was seven years ago.

web content management systems. Downloads of the CMS have grown 100% in the last six months, with over 7,500 downloads happening a week.

The recent event of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WPI) has proven a boon for Umbraco. It’s currently listed as one of the most popular applications in the WPI gallery, with more than 36,000 downloads to date.

With the MS WPI you can easily get the CMS up and running. But once you get there, you’ve got some thinking and planning to do.

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