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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Published by Aristotelis Pitaridis

Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) which allows a web developer to create and manage a dynamic web site. Umbraco developed by Niels Hartvig in 2000 and first version released in 2003. Umbraco released as an open source project in 2004. Currently Umbraco is one of the best CMS worldwide with thousands of developers using Umbraco in order to create a web site.

Umbraco allows the developer to extend the functionality of the CMS and it allows the developer to spend very little time on setting up the framework and more time on writing code.

The contents and the code of a web site created using Umbraco can be done using an IDE like Visual studio or It can be done on an online site using the Umbraco’s back office.

Umbraco is based on ASP.NET. In order to use an Umbraco web site we need IIS and SQL Server which will host the contents and the data of our web site. Instead of SQL Server we can use SQL CE embedded database which is simple to use and suitable for small web sites.