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About Umbraco

Umbraco CMS is free

It means that you are not bound and locked to the licensing rules about the number of content items / processors / web / domains, etc. Many products are very expensive as the license cost escalates with the number of websites. In many cases, one is soon up in the 500' before one can even start to implement the solution.

Umbraco is Open Source

In an Open Source product one has at any time full access to source code. This provides insight and leads to better quality, as "shortcuts" and bad code can easily be penetrated. Moreover, one has the ability to influence and further develop the product.

Umbraco is based on open source and is therefore not lisence-plated or subject to an enterprise's ownership. The Umbraco publishing tool places great emphasis on simplicity, standards, flexibility and integration. Umbraco was launched in 2005 and has had a tremendous growth since that time. Umbraco is today among the most popular systems based on open source for Microsoft. NET platform.

100% Microsoft .NET

Umbraco is built 100% on the Microsoft. NET 2.0. This means that you can use 3rd party .NET components directly in Umbraco. Moreover, integration with other .NET-based solutions is well adapted from Umbracos part. Umbraco won an award for the Integration possibilities on BNP Awards 2006.

Fast results

Umbraco is a powerful tool with a focus on core functionality and openness. This efficiently allows you to achieve exactly what you want - rather than be restricted to a "finished" module, which makes only half of what you really wanted.


Umbraco has a focus on content and facilitate rapid and intuitive content management. The system strives to be elegant, usable and effective.

Based on standards

Umbraco is based on standards from the W3C as XHTML, CSS, XML and XSLT. This gives a greater flexibility and independence, which in turn provides more value for the money.


Umbraco is known to be among the best CMS on integration. Much of the reason for this is the way to expose Microsoft ASP.NET components as elements of, or so-called "macro's" for use in templates, as well as in the WYSIWYG editor that writers and editors use. Elements is also possible to "cache" on several levels and is based on standard Microsoft .NET technology. Below are some examples:

  • External XML sources (ex RSS) can be directly implemented via XSLT elements (macros).
  • ASP.NET controls that retrieve data from external or internal posterior systems via standard Web Services.