Sitefinity Features

Sitefinity

Digital experience management for marketers

3.42/5 (24 reviews)

Sitefinity Feature Summary

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Automated Navigation
  • E-forms
  • Membership Management
  • Modular Data Management
  • Multi-site Content
  • Personalization
  • Templates
  • Text Editor
  • User Access Controls
  • Video Content
  • Web Content Publishing

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A/B Testing
API
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Collaboration Tools
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Customer Experience Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Format Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Image Library
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Language
Performance Reports
Predictive Analytics
Rules-Based Workflow
SEO Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
Version Control
Website Management
Workflow Management
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A/B Testing
API
Activity Tracking
Approval Process Control
Collaboration Tools
Content Filter
Content Library
Content Management
Customer Experience Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Format Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Full Text Search
Image Editing
Image Library
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Language
Performance Reports
Predictive Analytics
Rules-Based Workflow
SEO Management
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
Version Control
Website Management
Workflow Management
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Sitefinity Feature Reviews

21 reviewers had the following to say about Sitefinity's features:

Jerry van Dalen Jr.

Sitefinity is a strong CMS with very scaleable capabilities.

2018-02-14

It manages our site content very well, and provides the level of analytics we need.

Pros

Sitefinity has strengths surrounding template management, document management, and page creation. The drag-and-drop capabilities are very useful, and are easy to brand with HTML and CSS.

Cons

Publishing pages, and making significant changes to the website can often slow it down for a couple of minutes, or take some time to initialize.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tanner Luxner, CSCA

Great, easy to use landing page platform

2018-03-05

Pros

Easy to create and maintain templates. Editor is easy for anyone to use, even if they have no experience in HTML.

Cons

Image and media management structure could be refined - lots of manual work to organize and sort through file trees if you have lots of media that you're hosting.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 1001-5000 employees)

Progress Sitefinity Review

2020-06-25

I would definitely recommend this product to my colleagues.

Pros

Workflows make content approval possible before it goes live.

Cons

More third-party integrations would definitely help but its not really a drawback.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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John Danza

Security problems which you pay to correct.

2018-02-01

Pros

Better Content Management System than we used to have, but that wasn't a high bar.

Cons

They found severe security problems recently and "the highest levels of management" decided that their customers must bear the cost of upgrading to a more secure version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Will Browning

Enterprise Level CMS

2019-06-27

Great out of box starting point with an intuitive drag and drop page and template designer.

Pros

Many built in integrations for third party systems.

Cons

Upgrades in the past could be difficult but with the newer releases this has become much easier.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Naden Almeida

World Class Product Sitefinity 9.*

2017-02-04

It's modularity is one of the best features, a lot of mobile responsive capabilities, builtin web api that exposes your services without an extra line of code. very user friendly and well documented, customer support is the best I ever had if you have a license, and okay if you don't have a license.

Pros

Ease of use, developer friendly, admin friendly, user friendly, modularity, mobile ready, scalable, builtin multilanguage support, secury, user management, quick development.

Cons

not the best price for small budget

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin Wu

An excellent CMS choice using .Net and Windows based system

2020-02-07

It is a great CMS tool using .Net technology; Great performance, especially now having the option of PaaS in Azure; Lightweight in terms of setup and running it;

Pros

An entirely web-based authoring interface with rich features/functionalities; Drag-and-drop capabilities for managing complex layouts; Ability to provide predefined templates for pages - Master and secondary levels, etc.; Support for page templates sharing between websites;

Cons

The toolboxes for customized components sometimes very trick for trouble shouting; Adding new templates/layouts with drop in components are not easy

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 51-200 employees)

Content and Website hosting with lots of features but very expensive

2018-11-03

Pros

The transition was seamless and it offers a lot of features including ecommerce and check-out purchasing.

Cons

Their content block features make it difficult for non-web developers to build webpages.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

One that I recommend trying out

2019-03-24

Being a new user, I was looking for a way to better organize, personalize and dynamically edit content within a new platform, and I have been able to accomplish many of these goals in this program.

Pros

The features inside the program make it simple to organize folders, map out all sections of my website, and organize published content according to name and when content was last modified.

Cons

I haven't been able to get many thorough answers to some questions I've had about integrating web templates; after looking over some content on their help site I wasn't satisfied with the information that was made available.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 201-500 employees)

Drag, Drop and Build Your New Site

2019-04-26

I'm satisfied with my experience with Sitefinity. The support team has always been very useful and responds within a reasonable amount of time.

Pros

There are plenty of page templates to get you started and the drag and drop feature makes it easy to build the structure of your pages.

Cons

There are so many issues with getting logged out and pages being unintentionally locked. It's a real pain if you don't have admin permissioning and are unable to unlock pages on demand. While the locked page issue can be annoying, it does help prevent unwanted changes from being saved or pushed live.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Dipali Dey

I have used Sitefinity in the past and it's a good web content management system. It's user-friendly

2017-09-20

Pros

- If you are good at HTML, you can code on your own to make your site customizable - Good tool for SEO - Pricing is not mentioned on the website so if I have to go back to using it, I'd have to request a quote - Found it extremely easy to create new pages, add images etc

Cons

- If you mess up the HTML by a simple copy+paste action, you have to fix it before you can continue adding content - There were a few issues with image naming convention (images would get replaced) which later had to be fixed manually by our tech team.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Source: Capterra
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Dave Johnson

Excellent value for the money

2018-08-07

We switched to the Sitefinity platform in 2012 and really like this very affordable proprietary solution that is simple to maintain.

Pros

I went from being the only person inputting content onto our website to an admin that was able to show product managers how to easily input their own content.

Cons

A few weird little glitches with their "MVC" content widgets.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Hyacinth Rucker

Sitefinity Review

2018-09-11

I wish it offered more opportunities to cater content just for mobile users.

Pros

The CMS is pretty easy to navigate and use.

Cons

I wish the software was more mobile friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 51-200 employees)

Sitefinity, as CMSs go, doesn't really offer anything that makes it worth the cost of a license

2019-07-23

Sitefinity is not necessarily "the worst CMS ever" but it definitely doesn't make my top 3. If this were an open-source CMS and, therefore, had more community support I think it could really go far. The jab on it being based on Microsoft languages is mostly just a personal schtick.

Pros

While I'm not really a fan of most of Sitefinity I do rather enjoy that most of the time it is pretty easy to use with straight forward drag and drop style editing.

Cons

Sitefinity is lacking a strong community with actual helpful/timely answers, their documentation on their site is very difficult to find anything unless you are a power user, some of the options/settings are nowhere near where you would expect them to be, there is a license fee for a CMS that is easily free/open-source from other names out there, and the whole thing is written on Microsoft technologies which I guess you could say is a pro to some. When I've come across a bug or issue using the editor I have no clue how to resolve it because of these cons and it results in simple tasks taking way longer than needed.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 10001+ employees)

Full Featured Mature CMS

2019-09-17

Sitefinity is a fairly lightweight .NET based CMS which means that you can customize it just about however you need. That is for better or worse.

Pros

Compared to other .NET based CMS we looked at: Very low learning curve, able to get up and running quickly. Updates come quickly and with features and fixes from the community. Able to handle thousands of pages.

Cons

Backend interface isn't yet consistent, but that is improving.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ann DeLaRosa

An ok CMS - best to look elsewhere

2017-04-20

I wind up doing a lot of content changes for them in the CMS since it is so complicated.

Pros

It fulfills our need for a CMS.

Cons

- Terrible customer support - Lots of issues with bugs - Non-intuitive backend

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

2/10

Recommendations to others considering Sitefinity

I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for a CMS platform to fit your needs.

Source: Capterra
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Linda Stacy

Best CMS software available

2017-01-05

I have used Sitefinity for two large corporate websites, for B2B and B2C.

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

none

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Hyacinth Rucker

While it is easy to use, the functionality of it is not very good and hard to change.

2018-03-05

It's been a pretty easy CMS to navigate so that is definitely a benefit.

Pros

I like that it is pretty easy to use the CMS.

Cons

I don't like that the functionality of the software is so strict.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 501-1000 employees)

I would check into other opportunities

2017-10-06

Pros

The software allows you to set up various user levels and access. It is also easy to clone pages and edit text.

Cons

The site structure is very limiting. There is little to no support. Once the site is setup, you better like it because to change it is very difficult. It's outdated and not nearly as good as other options out there.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul d'Aoust

Complex, confusing, old-fashioned

2017-04-12

This complexity comes at a cost; it's hard to manage and develop for a Sitefinity site. Large design firms can afford to become experts in Sitefinity, I'm sure, and create a justification for their continued involvement in a website project by continuing to manage the application's complexity for their clients.

Cons

Complexity, complexity, complexity.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Recommendations to others considering Sitefinity

Consider your client's business needs before you rush out and buy a CMS. Try the free trial of Sitefinity first. Do your client's unique needs justify the high licensing and development costs of your favourite solution? Could you get by with an unglamourous-but-functional WordPress install, or even a statically-generated (e.g., Jekyll) website?

Source: Capterra
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Massimo Satira

Stuck in 1999

2019-03-25

Plagued with bugs. I wish we used other software but our other apps are too tied into Sitefinity to currently change.

Pros

The best thing about Sitefinity is that it works well with all of the other applications we use. It is secure between applications as well.

Cons

Built for developers. Not easy to use for non-developer users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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