Umbraco for developers
Are you looking for a fully flexible CMS that doesn’t get in the way of things but instead lets you unfold your talent and ideas?
With Umbraco, you get a clean slate, open-source ASP.NET CMS so you can build and extend your website exactly the way you need to.
We’ve got over 225,000 active developers in our worldwide Umbraco community - why do they all love working with Umbraco? We have gathered the main reasons Umbraco is a great fit for you as a developer!
Do things your way with a flexible CMS
Need to build a site with multiple 3rd party extensions and customized add-ons? No problem. Need to build a simple site with a straightforward contact form? No problem. Whatever type or scale of your project, the open-source Umbraco will be able to handle it.
Take Umbraco for a spin with a free, 14-day trial - or let us take you on a tour with a live, personalized demo!
Neat and clean to provide you with power
Our aim with Umbraco is to always make it simpler - simpler meaning faster, more intuitive, and perhaps most importantly, ensure that it doesn’t get in the way of your code. With a neat and clean start, you are able to configure your site just the way you want to. No extra, unnecessary code and no limitation as to where you want to take it.
That doesn’t mean Umbraco is without nice features. With things like the built-in caching as well as Razor templating, Open APIs, customizable backoffice, support for multilingual and powerful search features, you get efficient and helpful tools and great performance right out of the box.
And with regular updates to the software provided by Umbraco HQ, you are sure to always be using an up-to-date and modern piece of software. You can even follow our Product Roadmap to see what we currently have in the works and what to look forward to in the future.
Discover all the Umbraco Features.
Take a look at Umbraco's Integrations and Extensibility Features and discover the possibilities.
Integrate and extend as much as you want
Do you need to make integrations to 3rd party tools? Whether it’s your e-commerce platform, your CRM, a 3rd party personalization engine, or your on-premise legacy business systems - you can add it to your Umbraco project due to our easy-to-use, well-documented open APIs.
If you are looking for a specific feature that’s not part of the Umbraco core package, not to worry, chances are that it’s already out there for you to implement to your site. With Umbraco Marketplace and the more than hundreds of community Packages, you have ready-to-use Umbraco plug-in features and functionalities right at your fingertips, without you having to build it from scratch.
And if something is missing, you’re never stuck - our open-source code means you’re able to customize features and fixes to fit your site’s exact needs.
How to become an Umbraco developer
If you’re brand new to the system, it will require a bit of good old training, researching, and, of course, practice to fully master all the great features of Umbraco. With that being said, if you are familiar with .NET and get off on the right foot, the learning curve won’t be that steep and soon you’ll be able to take full advantage of Umbraco's delightful flexibility. Here are our top 3 recommendations to get off to a good start:
1. Official online Umbraco Training and Certification
We offer 10 different Umbraco training courses that’ll each teach you best practices when it comes to various features and functionalities in Umbraco. With each course you complete, you’ll earn official Certification Points that’ll go towards your official Umbraco Certification status: Umbraco Certified Professional, Expert, or Master.
Best place to start? Umbraco Fundamentals. A 1-day live online course that’ll give you the skills to build a basic Umbraco website from scratch and will give you the official status of Umbraco Certified Professional.
2. Step-by-step video tutorials on Umbraco Learning Base
On our YouTube channel: Umbraco Learning Base, you’ll find a video library full of friendly step-by-step tutorials, made by us, Umbraco HQ, to ensure you’re shown best practice approaches. Take your Umbraco skills to the next level whenever and wherever it suits you.
3. Written documentation
On the dedicated Umbraco community site Our.Umbraco.com, you’ll find written technical documentation, how to get started guides, and other helpful resources to get you going with Umbraco as well as help expand your knowledge.
Our friendly developer community
What keeps Umbraco developers coming back? It’s not just the CMS and the flexibility and freedom it provides them with in order to make their day-to-day job simpler and more delightful. There's also the friendly Umbraco community, currently consisting of over 225,000 talented developers worldwide.
They are the ones building those awesome Umbraco Packages - and if you ever have an Umbraco-related question, ask it in the "Our Umbraco" Forum and one (or more) people from the community will get back to you with a helpful answer.
How can you become a part of the community?
Because Umbraco is open source, we owe a lot of credit to our talented and helpful community when it comes to the evolvement of the CMS. We get helpful pull requests fixing bugs and suggestions for suitable features, amd valuable feedback from the people who use Umbraco every day.
And you can become part of it. You can contribute with PRs or Packages, ask or answer questions or maybe even join Umbraco meetups, festivals or conferences happening around the world - the absolute best way to “feel” what Umbraco is and discover why Umbraco developers say it’s much more than a piece of software.
How to become “a member” of the community? It’s simple - just participate and contribute in a way you’re able and soon you’ll discover why we call our community the friendliest on this planet.
The page all Umbraco developers have bookmarked 📌
On our community site Our.Umbraco.com, we have gathered everything you need as an Umbraco developer:
✔️ Technical documentation
✔️ A dedicated Umbraco developer forum
✔️ Overview of available Packages and add-ons for Umbraco
✔️ How to contribute
✔️ How to get started
✔️ Community-related resources - meetups, festivals, MVPs, and more
✔️ Download Umbraco
Access to Umbraco HQ Support
If you’re working on a business-critical site, it can be reassuring - or even a requirement - to have access to professional and timely technical support. That’s why we offer the Umbraco CMS in three different ways: Free (no support), Professional, or Enterprise. The latter two both include access to our Umbraco HQ support team - highly skilled specialists who are able to provide you with guidance and answers in a timely manner. Read all about our Support Features for paid plans.
With a support agreement, you also get access to Umbraco resources such as Umbraco Learning Base, Umbraco Forms, and training. With Enterprise, you get the unique option to get a Senior Developer from Umbraco HQ to look at your code through the use of Architectural Advising or Code Review. Umbraco support starts from €6.000/year.
The perfect home for Umbraco: Umbraco Cloud
You know those necessary, but tedious and time-consuming admin tasks: installation, site set-up, https registration, regular bug and security upgrades, deployments… You’d rather spend your time building great websites, right? This is where Umbraco Cloud comes in.
Based on the best and most innovative Cloud platform on the market - Microsoft Azure - we have built Umbraco Cloud as not just the perfect hosting for your Umbraco site, but also packed it with features specially designed to take those tedious tasks off your hands.
Umbraco Cloud provides you with safe and easy one-click deployment and upgrades as well as a better workflow for your entire team, making it simpler to get an overview of the progress as well as work alongside each other - say “goodbye content freeze!”. It’s all you love about the Umbraco CMS in its most perfect “home” in the Cloud.
Take a look at our Hosting Features for paid plans and explore the benefits of Umbraco Cloud.
Umbraco Cloud is amazing - but don't just take our word for it...
Discover more about Umbraco Cloud
How much does this helping hand/home cost? Umbraco Cloud pricing starts from just €32/month. Comparing that with costly developer hours, that’s quite a bargain if we may say so 😉
Intrigued? Why not have one of our Umbraco HQ developers show you some of the main features of Umbraco Cloud in our free live webinar - the best way for you to get a feel of what Umbraco Cloud is able to do for you and your team.
Or if you want to play around yourself, a free 14-day, no strings attached, Umbraco Cloud trial is just 2 mins away.
Take a trial
If you prefer to do your own, hands-on research, we have just the thing for you - a free 14-day trial of Umbraco Cloud! Play around in your own sandbox and get to know the features of Umbraco.
Reach out to us
If after reading this section you still find yourself questioning whether Umbraco will be the right fit for you - or perhaps where to go next? No worries - fill out the form with your details and questions and one of our Umbraco HQ specialists will be sure to get back to you with some helpful guidance.