Picking the right CMS for your business can be a tough decision. Do you go with WordPress? Or Joomla? What about Drupal or Magento? There are many great choices out there, but in this blog, we are here to tell you why Umbraco should be your next choice of CMS.
We’ve been using the Umbraco CMS platform since 2007 and we are proud to be an official Registered Umbraco Partner. Over the years, we have created hundreds of fantastic Umbraco websites and web apps for clients such as The University of Edinburgh, The Halo Trust, British Curling and Children 1st to name but a few.
With Umbraco, it's easy to customise templates and content types so that your marketing site will look just how you want it to. It also offers excellent SEO tools that will give your website an edge in Google search rankings over other content management systems that don't have these features built-in.
Here are just some reasons why Umbraco should be your next CMS.
When it comes to web creation and using a content management system, one thing it must be is reliable. And Umbraco is. It is a fully featured enterprise-level content management system (CMS) with the flexibility to run anything from small campaign or brochure sites right through to complex applications.
To summarise, Umbraco is well-supported, runs quickly and is a robust CMS. Essential for any digital business.
Being open sourced means you do not need to pay a licence fee to use, as well as giving you complete control over what you can create. One of the main reasons organisations both large and small choose Umbraco is because of its no-cost, open-source licensing; this means you can get the same tools as many of its enterprise competitors for a fraction of the cost.
Umbraco has a growing community of over 200,000 Umbraco developers who are constantly developing new applications and contributing to Umbraco’s source code. This means that the developers who work with the software every day contribute to it and improve it.
It's Ease of Use
The CMS interface is simple and easy to navigate and the famously helpful Umbraco community means there is extensive training and support available. Our clients often comment on how easy Umbraco is to maintain and update. The user face is extremely intuitive interface and has many content management controls, including WYSIWYG text editors and media/content pickers. It is also super easy to embed videos, galleries, lightboxes and any form of media you want on your pages through the media library.
Ability to Upscale
Choosing Umbraco is future-proofing your business's website as you continue to grow. The Umbraco CMS allows you to create as many pages as you need on your website as your content needs grow. It also allows you to integrate 3rd party APIs easily and display content from other providers or share information between systems. From eCommerce applications to live data feeds, we have helped many clients upscale their website as the business develops.
Multiple Websites from One System
One of the coolest things about the Umbraco CMS is that you can run and manage multiple websites from a single Umbraco installation. We recently had a client who had 11 company sites that they can now manage from the one CMS which has saved a huge amount of time and effort when it comes to content population and updating.
Umbraco CMS has been used by over 600,000 websites worldwide since 2006, helping businesses big and small reach more customers than ever before using its powerful yet easy-to-use features. If you want to learn more about how we build our Umbraco websites, we'd love to have a chat!