You are planning to launch a new website and you want to use a CMS but there seem to be so many options to choose from - Sitecore, Drupal, Sitefinity, Umbraco.
And everyone seems to be talking about WordPress, a blogging platform, which makes you think this must be the best choice. However, you may want to spend a bit more time comparing it to other platforms before you make your decision.
Don't get us wrong, we do use WordPress - it offers a cost-effective solution for small businesses that need a digital presence, but perhaps don't require a tailored design, bespoke functionality, or integrations with existing systems.
If you are looking for this level of customisability, then the perfect solution is Umbraco.
At CSI Media, we use Umbraco to create stunning, feature-rich websites. We love it, and we think you will love it too. Here are some of the main reasons you should give it a go...
One of the best features of Umbraco is that it makes it easier than ever to manage your content.
Content is so important for any website because it allows you to connect with your visitors and boost engagement. It is also essential for any SEO that you carry out.
Umbraco has a number of features that makes managing your content a breeze, including:
Users of Umbraco websites can download a huge number of packages that provide a wide range of features for websites.
For example, if you need to insert a stylish contact form, you can just choose a package you want, download it and install it – all without requiring any design skills.
This ability to add features to your site gives you more control over its functionality and avoids the need to pay a designer whenever you want to make a change.
When you have a question about your website or you need some advice, the large and helpful Umbraco community is there to assist you.
Simply post your question and the community of users and developers will be there to help you out.
If you want to ensure your site gets found in the search engines, you'll need to focus on SEO. Forbes has some good advice on why it is so important to invest in SEO that is worth reading.
With Umbraco, your site will be ready to start optimising from the day it launches, giving you a head start over other websites that do not boast the same level of optimisation.
Umbraco is completely free to use. It is open source, so you only pay for any design work that we do for you, or if you want to download a package because some of these charge a fee to use.
In addition, the open-source nature of Umbraco means you are never tied into anything. While some designers make sure you use their own platforms, which makes it harder to change designers in the future, there are many designers familiar with Umbraco should you want to change.
Umbraco is, in our opinion, the best option when it comes to creating beautiful, functional websites. If you would like us to create a site for you on the platform, just let us know. Then you too can take advantage of all the benefits, of which there are many.