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 required.
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.
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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?
Northmill is a Stockholm-based fintech-company who operates in several European countries applying a multibrand-strategy that has generated over 150 000 customers. Credway, one of the strongest brands offers an innovative credit service without the physical card. Instead customers use their mobile devices to access the credit.
When Northmill decided to drop the house-built CMS a team from different departments was put together. After comparing different CMS they chose Umbraco because the engineers loved the architecture, the marketers loved the intuitive graphical profile and everyone loved the flexibility.
Northmill has been growing together with Umbraco for many years and the development is stunning. Our goal is to become a leading European fintech bank and we will reach our goals with Umbraco as a partner.
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.
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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
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.
Salin Group is a Danish company specialising in importing quality wine from small US producers, selected for the care, sustainability and quality in their wines. The website had to allow for clear presentation of each winery due to their carefully selected and small nature. Umbraco allowed non-technical content editors to create content without any training, inside a fully customized editing interface. Using the collaborative Umbraco as a Service portal, developers, designers and editors were able to work alongside each other and seamlessly merge their work. The result was a beautiful website in only 5 days.
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Carlsberg Group has more than 500 brands in 160 markets. It uses Umbraco as a central platform to unify the different brands online, optimized for mobile devices and to bring content, product and branding together in one format while staying loyal to individual brand DNA. Umbraco caters for local needs of the brands but allows maintenance of one platform only rather than 100+ sites. You can read more about the brand platform here.
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
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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.
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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