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Umbraco Development

Umbraco Registered Partner

Umbraco is an open-source .NET CMS that's used by more than 500,000 sites. Companies both large and small use Umbraco and love its simplicity and ease of use.

Everything in Umbraco is based around ease of use and flexibility. The experience of the person creating the content is central in Umbraco and a good Umbraco implementation is always a pleasure to use. Built-in tools such as the WYSIWYG page editor or Umbraco Forms further enhance the editing experience. A large selection of free and commercial plugins developed by the Umbraco community covers many common requirements that can be easily added to improve sites further. Umbraco is also backed by a profitable company that offers commercial support and a collection of professional tools.

Umbraco isn't only used for websites, although it can be used to produce, fast and powerful websites. Umbraco is also great at backing cloud solutions. Our clients have used Umbraco for mobile apps, sales catalogues and much more.

Umbraco vs Wordpress

In many way Umbraco is very similar to Wordpess, they are both open source CMS platforms. The are both free to download and use and are both great for producing content-led sites. 

But as Umbraco is built as a pure CMS rather than a blogging platform it's more flexible and considered more of an enterprise level product. Umbraco has fewer restrictions than Wordpress. Out of the box Umbraco is a bare system that needs to be built, some may see this as a disadvantage. But developers have complete control over how the site is created and as a consequence its more efficient and can be whatever we want it to be. Hence it's flexibility.

Why Choose Umbraco

Here are a couple of reasons why you should choose Umbraco as your next CMS.

  • It’s free: No need to pay for the basic version, add features like forms for a low price.
  • Easy to learn and use: Umbraco is simple to use and made for everyone; marketers, content editors, designers and developers.
  • Flexible: Umbraco can be whatever you want it to be; intranets, eCommerce, mobile apps
  • Simple to use: Built-in tools like the page editor make it simple to create content
  • Forms: easily create and manage multi-page forms
  • Multilingual sites: Umbraco 8 includes side by side multilingual editing
  • Integrate with other systems: Easily add functionality and content from other services; comment, payment providers, email marketing.
  • Best of breed enterprise commerical pakages: uMarketingSuite, Vendr, uSync

Registered Umbraco Partner

HiFi are a professional and experienced digital agency in Manchester specialising in content and commerce sites developed using Umbraco. We have years of experience building Umbraco sites, from smaller brochure sites to full corporate sites and e-commerce solutions. We know what works and what doesn't and can use our experience to help you get the most out of Umbraco.

We are an active member of the Umbraco community. We help to run several Umbraco meetups in Manchester and Leeds and have given talks about how we work with Umbraco at conferences around the UK.

How We Use Umbraco

We have built a framework around Umbraco called Yuzu which automates the process of creating and integrating design systems into Umbraco. We find that this is a far quicker and more standardised approach compared to other methods of creating Umbraco sites. Go to the how we work page to learn more.

Our Umbraco Services

Our aim is to create and deliver digital solutions for your business with the versatility to evolve and adapt as your company grows.

  • Installation
  • Updates and maintenance
  • Plugin selection and configuration
  • Bespoke customization
  • Hosting and support
  • Training