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Choosing Your CMS: What is Umbraco?

Here at Verkeer, we understand that choosing a content management system (CMS) can be overwhelming. With any new website build, our main priorities for our clients are our three core principles: Fast, Functional, Usable. Whether you’re looking for a website that provides information or you’re driving sales activity, each of our websites are built bespoke to suit your needs as a business, without the use of ‘off the shelf’ themes and templates.

One of our preferred content management systems is Umbraco, and here are some of the benefits of Umbraco for you as a client:

Umbraco is a flexible solution

One of the key benefits of the Umbraco CMS is its flexibility. Whether you need a small brochure site with a handful of pages or a large-scale multimedia platform, Umbraco’s flexible nature can work for you. Umbraco gives you a clean slate to work with, without the limitations that come with many other content management systems on the market. What’s more, is you’ll be in good company, with over 100,000 other websites globally using Umbraco CMS including Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft and McDonalds.

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It’s cloud-based

Umbraco is the leading ‘cloud-based open-source content management system’, which means no regular reminders to install the latest version. As well as this, Umbraco is also free, so you won’t ever be billed for updates to the software. The best part of its cloud-based nature is that you won’t have to spend time (or pay a developer!) to fix bugs or update the CMS, as Umbraco does this itself via the cloud.

Another little-known fact about Umbraco is that they have around 220,000+ active users who help them with their platform. As an open-source CMS with a global reach, Umbraco’s community support with bug fixes, beta testing and providing feedback. With over 220,000 skilled developers (and us at Verkeer!) behind you, your website is in safe hands!

It has its own support community

As they say on their website, “with Umbraco you’re never left on your own”. They have 3 different types of learning materials to support you on your journey with them, from step-by-step video tutorials and written documentation to training courses and hands-on training from Umbraco specialists.

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It gives you control

The content management system is the heart of any website, allowing you to control, create, pause, publish and post your content yourself. You can even make use of Microsoft Word using Umbraco, so there’s no need to get to grips with yet another solution, or awkward WYSIWYG editors. The media library (for your documents, images and video content) is also very easy to use, giving you more time to concentrate on running your business.

If you want to go a step further, you can even self-customise your pages, with easy-to-install features such as contact forms or newsletter subscription boxes.

At Verkeer, we understand what a difference a really good website can make to a business. With a team of user experience (UX) technicians, web designers and experienced web developers, we can get involved with your web project at any stage; whether you need a new website from scratch, you already have the designs, or if your current website isn’t quite where it needs to be. Reach out today to find out how we can help transform the online presence of your business.

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