Umbraco CMS

I need to help appraise an Umbraco project. Here are some  links I find useful.

  1. Their site, umbraco.com
  2. What Wikipedia says! What they say includes the statement, “It is written in C# and deployed on Microsoft based infrastructure. Since version 4.5, the whole system has been available under an MIT License.”
  3. How to Move Umbraco to WordPress. 6 Steps to Success, written by a migration (to wordpress) as a service offering, to evaluate the cost of exit. They have implemented this as a wordpress plugin.  They make interesting comments on strengths and weaknesses.

Cloud

  1. Umbraco offer a cloud service, need to check what the platform is.
  2. Here is an azure template for Umbracco stored on github
  3. There seems to be at least one AMI on AWS.

Installing Umbraco

It seems to need Visual Studio. 😋 Obviously not a killer, but it’s illustrative of the skill level needed to administer the system.

Look & Feel/Themes

There’s a lot of flexibility in the look and feel via themes.

  1. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/uskinned/responsive-umbraco-theme-designs/
  2. https://themeforest.net/tags/responsive, the equivalent of the wordpress theme library.

These were found for me, the hyperlinks go to preview sites

  1. machli, beautiful and very visual, maybe to so for a web 1.0 audience
  2. extra clean, good, nearly reached its end of life date in terms of look and feel
  3. buildpro, good, maybe too visual

And I found this,

  1. smart start

All these need a slight re-purposing, our calls to action become blog articles, our longer term initiatives become projects and web features become services.

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