Any Umbraco developers out there?
October 11, 2007 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Has anyone used Umbraco?

Microsoft Content Management Server is going away and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is too expensive. I'm currently wrestling with Ektron CMS400.NET, and due to numerous issues I'm starting to think about trying a different CMS.

So I'm looking at Umbraco, and was curious if any Mefites have used it. If you have, please let me know. I'm especially curious about any hurdles you've encountered.
posted by joshjs to Computers & Internet (1 answer total)
I've used it on a few projects. It's a very useful XML framework once you get the hang of it.

It doesn't have the prettiest customer-facing content management interface I've seen but, it has very decent (and extensible) user management capabilities, which of course you can use to limit what your users see.

Umbraco is really developer-oriented. You should be up on your XSLT if you plan to use Umbraco. It stores all of its info arch and content as XML. You can create XSLT to transform this data into menus, galleries, etc. Of course, you can integrate custom controls all you want, but for the most part, that isn't necessary.

A bit of a steep learning curve compared to other open source CMS projects out there, but very powerful once you get the hang of it.
posted by thejimp at 2:38 PM on October 11, 2007 [1 favorite]

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