Umbraco is a fully-featured open source content management
system with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or
brochure sites right through to complex applications for Fortune
500's and some of the largest media sites in the world.
...Oh, and did we mention that it's free?
Umbraco is easy to learn and use, making it perfect for web
designers, developers and content creators alike.
You can be up and running in just a few minutes with our simple
installer. Either apply one of the included starter kits or
seamlessly integrate your own design.
Umbraco is strongly supported by both an active and welcoming
community of users around the world, and backed up by a rock-solid
commercial organization providing professional support and tools.
Umbraco can be used in its free, open-source format with the
additional option of professional tools and support if
With Umbraco it's incredibly easy to manage your site and focus on producing great content.
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Don't fear Umbraco, as it won't interfere with your beautiful CSS & HTML markup.
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Rapidly build your website using Umbraco with powerful API's and easy extensibility.
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Powerful yet simple to use
With simple and customisable editing and content creation tools, it's easy to manage and maintain your website exactly how you want it. Umbraco doesn't dictate how you should work - that should be up to you, not your content management system.
Editors have as little or as much freedom as they need. And if you don't like the changes you've made? Simply rollback to a previous version. It's that easy!
Support for all
At Umbraco, support is paramount. We offer professional support
regardless of the options you choose. From our dedicated core
support team through to our friendly and helpful community at
our.umbraco.org, we've got you covered.
Confidence Support Solution Providers
Hello, Bonjour, Hej, Ciao
Not only can you publish great multilingual websites using Umbraco out of the box, you can also build in your chosen language with our multilingual back office tools.
Plenty of ready to use packages
Our very active community site is full of handy packages for all kinds of tasks. With a range of free and commercial packages, it's easy to enhance your productivity and save time too!
Microsoft Word Support
Using familiar tools such as Microsoft Word™ or Windows LiveWriter™, you can write or edit your blog or news pages without even opening the browser.
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You're in great company. Who's running Umbraco?
CondéNast International selected Umbraco in 2009 for the
relaunch of Wired UK. The team at CondéNast Digital UK have
recently completed a design refresh, and have also rolled out
Umbraco to a number of their other sites including GQ, Glamour
Magazine and CondéNast Traveller.
The IT team at Heinz wished to implement a new CMS for easier
maintenance of their new site. Based on past success, Agency 1903
recommended that Heinz use Umbraco. After a test run, Heinz
determined that Umbraco was the most accessible and ultimately the
best choice for the site. Umbraco's UI allowed employees of all
backgrounds to easily enter the CMS and make changes, more than
validating its implementation.
A few years ago, Sandisk had moved their 27 localized sites in
13 different languages from a house-built CMS to Umbraco.
They chose Umbraco because of its flexibility to accommodate
each locale's unique requirements while keeping a central store of
shared information, and the ability to deploy targeted-campaign
TakeThat.com is the offical website for Take That, one of the
UK's biggest acts. The site is 'socially connected', allowing its
users to comment on the site using Facebook Connect. During
ticket sales for their most recent concert (summer 2011) the site
peaked at 250,000 unique views per hour and Umbraco was able to
reliably deal with such a high demand of requests.
Universal Music Group International had this to say about
"Any platform that allows you to get from zero to launch in 4
weeks, with such ease and confidence and then manages to hold up
and deliver in excess of 6M page views in a single day, has got to
be worth a closer look."
Henri Lloyd is based in Manchester, UK. They are a global
brand who specialise in marine clothing and who sponsor the
Mercedes Formula One Team.
The Henri Llyod site is highly intergrated with their stock
management systems allowing them to have a seamless e-commerce
solution with localised sites for their brand.
Graham Allen Commercial Director of Henri Lloyd says:
"The HenriLloyd.com site captures the essence of our brand
online. Umbraco has enabled us to have a strong global e-commerce
and content managed site for all areas of our business."
Visit Henri Lloyd
Love Beverly Hills is the official website of the Beverly Hills
Conference and Visitors Bureau. The site provides visitors
information about personalised & specialised stores and events
around Beverly Hills depending on what option (eg. shopping, food,
culture) the visitor selects from "What do you love?"
Jessica O'Brien from Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors
"The way Umbraco was set up to store business listings for
over 1000 partner merchants makes it simple and easy for me to
quickly make updates and see the results across multiple pages
of our site. The ability to enter a partner's address and have
all the back-end 'magic' automatically occur and appear on a
Google map, saves me a ton of time"
Visit Love Beverly Hills
This is Central Station is a creative social network where
artists, designers and filmmakers can showcase their work, promote
events and find work opportunities.
Genny Cotroneo of Central Station Community says:
"Sometimes working on the Central Station site can feel like
traffic controlling a busy urban main train line - with the amount
of traffic from users and updating required, we'd be lost without a
CMS that is easy to use. Umbraco makes managing the site quick and
simple, giving the team time to focus on content rather than
Visit This Is Central Station
The world's leading swimwear brand Speedo, has created their
campaign site using Umbraco. The Speedo website allows user
generated content about customer's personal stories about swimming
and the Speedo brand to increase brand awareness.
Using Umbraco means Speedo can moderate the user generated
content of this campaign site very easily, whilst also allowing
them to provide localised international content.
Visit Unforgetable Swims (Speedo)
Home.dk is the biggest and most famous chain of real estate
agents in Denmark, generating annual sales of real estate to a
value of 20-30 billion Danish kroner, and allowing visitors to
easily find the house of their dreams.
Home.dk is tightly intergrated with 12 different external
systems including the real estate backend, making Umbraco the hub
for data distribution between the website, email marketing and
Hollandtoer is an interactive travel guide showcasing the
tourist highlights of the Netherlands. The site features 360 degree
panorama pictures, allowing the visitor to see street views of the
historical city centres. It also displays many shops,
restaurants, hotels, churches and museums from the inside through
high quality panoramic images.
The photographers & content editors have a great
experience with Umbraco updating the website, as EXIF
information is pulled from the photographs automatically to place
on the map. Currently there are 15,000 panoramic pictures
divided over 35 city websites, accumulated in a single Umbraco
instance that contains around 45,000 nodes.
Henning Larsen Architects is an international architecture
company with strong Scandinavian roots. Their goal is to create
vibrant sustainable buildings that reach beyond themselves and
become of durable value to the user and to the society and culture
that they are built into.
One of the key features of the Henning Larsen Architects website
is the ability to allow visitors to pick and chose articles from
the website to build their own magazine of articles as a PDF. For
the content editors in Umbraco that means simply writing one
article which is then optimised for the website and for the article
for the magazine PDF automatically.
Visit Henning Larsen
NL Engenharia designs intellectual capital such as management
systems and business processes. They also design physical
structures such as offices and buildings. Whatever they design they
apply the same passion and creativity combined with rigorous
NL Engenharia wanted a site that looked and felt like a
traditional Flash site, however they were able to build a pure HTML
Visit NL Engenharia
The Danish Distance Selling and E-business Association
(Foreningen for Distance og Internet Handel - FDIH)
provides resources, events, workshops and information assuring
your business success on the Web.
With a new website based on Umbraco, FDIH has made it easier for
their members to sign up for events and gain access
to information such as slides and webcasts. Through dashboards
in the Umbraco backoffice FDIH has easy access to
attendee information and incoming orders, and through the
content section the editors can easily add the resources which
should be available to their growing user database.
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Full control over Design and Markup
There is nothing worse than a CMS deciding what markup you should use. That's why we give you 100% control over templating and output, with no limitations to your design.
We think editors are happier focusing on producing great content, not worrying about layout. Adding design guidelines for your editors to follow will allow you to specify which CSS rules your editors can use in the built-in wysiwyg editor, with human-friendly names you control. "Big Old Headline" makes a lot more sense to an editor than H1 right? And you can rest easy, knowing they're not destroying your design.
Starter Kits & Skins
Our starter kits take you from 0-to-done in minutes. These simple website starter kits let you install a site with great markup and apply a skin with great design. You can even change the default if you're feeling a bit creative.
Use your Favourite Editor
Using your editor of choice is easy, be it Visual Studio, WebMatrix, Notepad++, DreamWeaver or any other to modify your website. Or, if you prefer you can use our integrated web-based editor.
To get you up to speed quickly, we've created a series of free video tutorials. For more in depth how-to videos, you can sign up to Umbraco.TV for just 19EUR / 25USD per month.
Free Videos Umbraco.TV
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Integrate .NET Controls
CTRL+C. CRTL+V = Umbraco Integration. We love .NET and we know you do too. But we also love working with .NET in ways we're familiar with. With this in mind, you can use .NET Custom Controls and User Controls without having to jump through hoops.
Easy to use API's
The Umbraco API gives you programmatic access to everything in
the Umbraco CMS, plus the API is easy to use from Visual Studio or
any other development tool.
Our fully customizable, built-in search feature can accommodate
nearly any search requirement. This means your users and
website visitors can find exactly what they're looking for.
Utilising an extensive and well documented API, you can import
content from a legacy application/website, create and edit advanced
user profiles or run scheduled maintenance.
The friendliest community
With a very active forum, wiki, collaborative projects area, and
"meet up" suggestion area, Umbraco truly is "the friendly CMS".
This is thanks to the helpful and active community of users and