Umbraco CMS Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Umbraco CMS

Content management system for marketers and businesses

3.9/5 (10 reviews)

Umbraco CMS overview

What is Umbraco CMS?

Umbraco is a content management system (CMS) designed to help businesses, marketers, and developers create, edit, publish, and manage text, images, logos, newsletters, web forms, and other content on a unified portal. The platform includes content flow functionality, which enables teams to collaborate on projects and simultaneously make modifications.

Umbraco allows administrators to manage preferences and provide role-based permissions to external or internal stakeholders, facilitating reviewing, testing, and feedback activities. It offers a host of features such as an integrated development environment, user authentication, custom certificates, cloud computing, database performance management, custom domains, and more. Marketers can design and launch a variety of personalized forms and define custom data input conditions, validation rules, and instances to gather information from clients.

Umbraco lets managers implement personalized workflows to streamline development, designing, editing, review, publishing, and other operations. It also supports integrations with various third-party applications including uSkinned, Storm Commerce, Raptor, uCommerce, Cludo, Terratype, and more.
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Pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
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Free trial
Open source
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Umbraco CMS user reviews

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Georgina M.

Umbraco review

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-17
Review Source: Capterra

We used Umbraco as a system to build the Scouts website. It is extremely well labeled, clear and intuitive. I have found that members of my team who need to use the software for their role are able to pick it up and use it easily.

Pros
Umbraco is an easy to use system which I use daily in my role to build website pages, sharing information with members. Main features which I like the most are that the templates and content blocks are easy to build on for administrators with basic understanding of website building. The labelling is clear and there are a wide variety of content blocks available to add. I find that Umbraco helps to create content which can be accessed by everyone. Using F12 and the ability to see how the information is viewed by users on different devices extremely useful, as well as the ability to caption images on the site, to allow users with screen readers to understand the information. In the search facility, it's extremely useful for a membership Organisation like the Scouts to be able to use the SEO hide from searches function. This helps to ensure that the right information reaches the right group of volunteers.

Cons
A feature which I think could be improved would be the ability to select and copy entire blocks from one website page to the next. It would also be useful to have more built in analytics of pages, rather than having to use additional add-ons like HotJar. An improvement to the software could be to use AI to improve the search function. When tagging in codex and the SEO, I spend time adding incorrect spellings of words in order for the webpage content to appear in the search bar if a incorrect spelling is made. It would be helpful if the system could identify regular incorrect spellings and add these as TAGs, so this doesn't have to completed manually.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ali K.

Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or your servers

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using this CMS for many years and have used it for many of our clients' projects. There is also a two-week trial version that I think you should try and see how simple it is. It's Powerful .NET-based CMS with the possibility of using the cloud or installing on a local or custom web hosting server.

Pros
It is completely open-source, dot NET-based, and works very fast and smooth. I like the form builder section which is very simple and various forms can be easily created and used. The file and image management section is also very simple. Files and images can be easily categorized and named in custom folders. Also, it has a professional community and support team.

Cons
The online Photo editor is not professional enough and must upgrade. CMS has good facilities and performance on the windows servers and Microsoft Azure, but Umbraco developers must think about the Linux version because most projects are managed by Linux servers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Philipp W.

Katastrophe

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-02-18
Review Source: Capterra

Nicht zu empfehlen!

Pros
Ich kann wirklich keine Vorteile erkennen. Es gibt andere viel bessere CMS

Cons
Das CMS ist wirklich nichts für alle die sich ein bisschen Benutzerfreundlichkeit wünschen. Der Aufbau ist absolut wirr und macht teilweise keinen Sinn. Wenn man ein Problem hat sucht man lange nach Lösungen, oft ohne dafür eine Antwort zu kriegen oder man muss sich wieder an den Entwickler wenden. Dieses CMS kann ich nicht empfehlen. Vielleicht wenn man sich gerne viel mit Entwicklung auseinandersetzt aber dann muss man sagen, ist der Ertrag den man für die Zeit und die Leistung reinsteckt jämmerlich. Von mir aus gesehen fehlen auch die absoluten Basics die ein "Freundliches" CMS haben muss. Überlegt es euch gut. Ich nerv mich schon seit Monaten weil ich für einen Kunden der Umbraco benutzt das Online Marketing machen darf.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Charlotte B.

Umbraco

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-24
Review Source: Capterra

Generally good. Easy to use, and quick. Sometimes experience errors and deployment failures when too many users are in at the same time. Syncing issues from prep to prod cause problems.

Pros
Easy to use and easier to train other colleagues to use

Cons
Basic functionality at times. Content pages could offer more features. Least thing i like is when you deploy to courier a set of pages, Umbraco isn't clever enough to understand what needs to be deployed in a certain order. Therefore links become broken and you have to re-link post courier and then courier again.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kelly C.

Built our new site using Umbraco and it was easy

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, learning Umbraco from scratch six months ago to using it constantly now has been actually quite easy. I'm sure there's lots more to learn, but I think it's been a good upgrade for us.

Pros
What I liked the most was how intuitive it is. For the most part it was very straight forward to building our new public website using widgets and how it is structured. It is a much better CMS than our previous site.

Cons
It does have some interesting quirks, as most do. If you've made too many changes in a row things slow down and you need to refresh to keep it from randomly autofilling places you've already typed, but once you know what you need to do, it's not too bad.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Umbraco CMS pricing

Starting from
$39/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Open source
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Umbraco is available for free and on monthly subscriptions, details of which are outlined below-
Starter - $39 per month
Standard - $209 per month
Professional - $569 per month
Enterprise - Contact Umbraco for details.

Umbraco CMS features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Content Management
Customizable Templates
SEO Management
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
Website Management

Alerts/Notifications (192 other apps)
Cataloging/Categorization (187 other apps)
Customizable Branding (235 other apps)
Data Import/Export (251 other apps)
Drag & Drop (208 other apps)
Inventory Management (194 other apps)
Order Management (213 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (195 other apps)
Reporting/Analytics (292 other apps)
Shopping Cart (173 other apps)
eCommerce Management (191 other apps)

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Additional information for Umbraco CMS

Key features of Umbraco CMS

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • E-forms
  • Image Editor
  • Text Editor
  • Web Content Publishing
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