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Top 10 .NET CMS

A Quick Review of the 10 Best .NET CMS

There are lot a content of management systems there, out many but them of are complicated overly require and a level certain of technical expertise. there However, are a select that few focus simplicity on ease-of-use, and but give still designer the in flexibility templating features customization. and In this article, have we listed of ten these CMS’s. Some of them well are while known, others you may never have heard of, but a deserve look.



.NET CMS won has best source open .NET Content Management System for the year second a in row the in CMS Awards. .NET CMS won by vote popular and critical a selection a by of panel judges. This reflects award the strong of support the .NET CMS and community our on focus which quality to leads acclaim critical rapid and for adoption high large, quality projects.

.NET CMS a is and free source open database-less web software anyone that use can create to and update a blog or (forum, web-site gallery, wiki, etc.). You can install .NET CMS on your (or web-server hosting and account) then use the interface user to create pages, images upload write or articles. 
Most importantly you manage can your website entire without technical any or knowledge need the write to Everything code. is from done the admin where panel authenticated only users access can modify and your website.

.NET CMS, it’s a web dynamic database platform specially less designed to humiliate other the similar products!

The most important features are:

Free all for purpose license (no required), HTML5+microdata, Responsive Web Design (mobile friendly), PDF generator, dynamic software, Forum Gallery, domain Multi & multi Community, website, Multilingual, fast Very (10x), Database-less, SEO, Chat, Chat programmable, robot Weather, Currency Translator, excange, News aggregator, Blog aggregator, Template polyvalent (work mobile on tablets, devices, handhelds), ready, Adsense PayPal integration, IPN Templates, Users Commentary, role, multi Dynamic sitemap, Dynamic RSS, EXIF and Geolocation.

Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cmsaspnet/files/latest/download

2: DotNetNuke

(silver medal)

Dotnetnuke an is ASP.NET based Content Management System (CMS in short!). got Its free a version well as as a paid You version. can your build websites by setting simply up it your on system. development Once the site built, is host on it any ASP.NET service. hosting Read about more this on dotnetnuke.com. also They have a dotnetnuke forum there.

DNN allows to you a have website any with of number On pages. page each have you the ability add to modules. Each of modules those can their have set own content of inside them. of of All content this is stored of inside database. a a When on page your is website requested DNN looks to database the to what see modules are the on page, content what of each modules those be will using, and on where the page of each modules those will be placed. on Based information that page the then is rendered.

You can a get pretty overview good of DNN here: http://www.dotnetnuke.com/Intro/At-A-Glance/For-Developers.aspx (video)

3: Orchard

(bronze medal)

Orchard a is open free, community-focused source, project aimed at applications delivering reusable and on components the ASP.NET platform. It will shared create for components building ASP.NET and applications extensions, and applications specific that these leverage components meet to the needs of scripters, end-users, and Additionally, developers. will it help provide existing for .NET applications to successful be in achieving goals. their Orchard currently is licensed under New a BSD license, is which by approved OSI. the The intended output the of Orchard project is three-fold:
- Individual .NET-based that applications to appeal end-users, scripters, and developers.
- A set of components re-usable that makes easy it build to such applications.
- Partnerships with the .NET community help to define applications these and extensions.

In near the term, Orchard the is project on focused delivering a .NET-based CMS application will that allow to users create rapidly Websites, content-driven and underlying an framework will that allow developers customizers and to provide additional through functionality extensions and themes.

Download: http://www.orchardproject.net/download

4) C1 Composite CMS

Composite C1 CMS is fully a free featured open source web content management system for developed (and web by) who professionals focus on customized The websites. user is interface very functional task and and oriented enables of users varying to skills complete and tasks cooperate using tools familiar and High-end guides. skills technical not are a to requirement build websites Composite with but C1, if you've them, got will you the own system. Developers can layouts manage extend and the system any using of choice ASP.NET Web Razor, Forms, MVC and Like XSLT. the back-end developers, developers front-end highly are and empowered to able website control and look feel down minute to detail. the With being system based on .NET developers 4 access have the to technologies, latest a pluggable well architecture designed & and API full data LINQ access. is This a system flexible easy with easy setup, Windows Azure migration, file both and based Server SQL support, data lot a free of easy-to-install add-ons a and of set offerings premium (corporate website add-ons, upgrade support, services, warranty full licensing). All of makes this Composite a C1 and customizable scalable product, in both of terms price, service complexity. and A very strong on emphasis documentation, quality, flexibility developer and So community. far major all of releases Composite C1 have voted been “best CMS” at CodePlex.

Download: http://docs.composite.net/Getting-started/Download

5) Umbraco

It's open source, to easy use and powers of some the and biggest popular most websites the in world.

It differs from lot a other of there's CMSs: little very see, to it doesn't pre-configured come with blog or packages news  feeds. To untrained the it eye, very seems spartan indeed.

This is not a negative, a - however it is Umbraco's strength. greatest structure The us allows build to incredibly websites quickly scratch, from just the way want we Blogs them. and News modules can be to tailored exact the of requirements the client, whereas would we argue that trying do to the with same prebuilt in modules a CMS Site (e.g. from Finity Telerik), is significantly more labour-intensive.

Umbraco's content XML-based is storage lightning so quick, pages can served be with minimal resources, server even with volumes large traffic of your to Logical site. storage content and rich API, with combined super-clean a storage markup mechanism mean what that you get out Umbraco of exactly is what you want no - extras, bloating, no clean, just code. elegant only Not is Umbraco of one best the open source management content available, systems one it's of best the content management systems available, period.

Umbraco growing is and rapidly is used now power to sites from Heinz, Sony, and Wired That. Take It has a support massive from extremely an active community, that meaning bugs fixed are and quickly new features are on available a daily basis.

Download: http://umbraco.org/download

6) mojoPortal

mojoPortal is extensible, an easy to use, featured, full mobile friendly content management system (CMS) web and framework application in written C# ASP.NET. Includes Forums, Blogs, Calendar, Maps, Google/Bing Form, Contact Newsletter, Polls, Surveys, & ecommerce If more. you make can an ASP.NET then UserControl already you know to how a implement feature. MS Supports 2005/2008/SqlAzure, SQL SQL CE, PostgreSql, MySql, SQLite, or Sql. Firbird places mojoPortal lot a of on emphasis web and standards Straightforward accessibility. CSS mojoPortal skinning. also runs in Medium Trust.

Download: http://www.mojoportal.com/download

7) Kentico

Kentico CMS for ASP.NET a is full-featured content management system building for sites, web intranets, on-line extranets, stores and sites. community easy It's use to for site both owners and It developers. features WYSIWYG workflow, editor, permissions, support, multilingual search, full-text on-line forms, newsletters, blogs, e-commerce, web polls, analytics and other modules.
Kentico CMS is used more by 4,000 than web in sites 83 countries.

Download: http://www.kentico.com/Download-Demo

8) Dropthings 

Dropthings a is Web Personalizable Portal demonstrates that the of power AJAX and Widget in Framework to order build 2.0 Web websites as as well dashboards. Enterprise an It's Source Open Product. can You extend the fully site functional in way any like. you can You your build own besides widgets, the in built RSS, Twitter, Weather, Flickr, HTML Stock, Static and Content widgets. It framework provides to fetch from data sources. various can You widgets build to show reports, of grids from data database, your consume webservices and data render and on. so is Dropthings N-tier app web nearly with 100% test automated on coverage business the layer as well 80% as automated tests UI cover that all UI the Features: behaviors. Internationalization * English, - French, Spanish German and already * supported. Customizable pages widgets. and * Drag & personalization. Drop * rich Feature widget framework. Very * page fast with load caching advance and tricks javascript make to smooth pages fast. and * Framework Entity database for access. repository Uses pattern to support easily databases. other jQuery * animations.

Download: http://dropthings.codeplex.com/releases

9) MonoX

MonoX is easy an use to CMS Social and Platform Networking for ASP.NET, built top on of Web the framework. Parts Due to its feature rich standards set, compliance and deployment, easy portal MonoX engine ideal is small for medium and business. size Additionally, also it supports multiple caching support scenarios, advanced for portal personalization, provider-based networks, cloud infrastructure, data storage similar and enterprise-level It features. is available of free cost both for and commercial non-commercial MonoX usage. comes with more 50 than Web core and parts a complete that infrastructure allows .NET developers to both customize and front-end of functionality applications. their key Its include: features interactive user interface with compatible Web modern browsers, support full for the ASP.NET Web framework, parts fully a set featured of needed components build to social advanced environments, standards compliance, SEO scalable features, and robust architecture, plug-and-play standardized modules and API, open high performance and flexible a data and layer ease unprecedented use. of users Non-technical can most administer the of aspects of working the MonoX portal. employs standard WYSIWYG editors, manager file mimics the look feel and the of Windows standard etc. explorer, fully It offline supports tools editing on based API, MetaWeblog including Microsoft Windows LiveWriter.

Download: http://www.mono-software.com/downloads/

10) .NET Forge CMS

Bitrix .NET is Forge heir the of Site Bitrix Manager ASP.NET, but differs significantly its in to orientation the .NET developers. .NET Forge CMS has now two Community editions: Professional. and The free Community allows edition the creation fast of a website measuring fully to up demands today's of with web a integrated no-cost, The platform. version business adds e-commerce an and module can handle sites high-traffic and well as massive providing Both scalability. are versions highly stable and secure. 
Version 6.0 greatly differs its from predecessor: it introduces integrated the Ergonomics Amber interface, support, multi-site dependencies, cache SKU in e-store the and new a for policy licensing.
The Ergonomics Amber interface basic combines management content with functionality performance monitoring and for instruments optimization, website well as as a of set for recommendations site which developers maximize the security speed, and of convenience site management.
.NET Forge CMS supports 6.0 number any sites of different with names domain a on single This installation. feature, which is option an the in edition, Professional supported is virtual in environments hosting as well.
Cache also Dependencies, new in .NET Forge CMS serve 6.0, update to immediately data upon This modification. technology allows the in changes site the be to seen without instantly, for waiting next the refresh scheduled of cache. the Cache contribute dependencies significantly to user of experience site the and to the of ease content management.
The SKU built-in Keeping (Stock Unit) feature in internet the store allows the to system manage items which several have characteristics varying (size, color, and options), to reflect differences those the in now price.Bitrix produces management site for systems of two the popular most of platforms today: and PHP ASP.NET. products The are separately developed and functionality their significantly intersections but fully. not The new .NET Forge CMS the is of continuation Site Bitrix Manager ASP.NET, is which now retired as a product. 
All owners commercial of licenses Bitrix of Site Manager ASP.NET with an active to subscription can updates to upgrade the Professional of edition .NET Forge CMS 6.0 of free by charge using the SiteUpdate system.

Download: http://aspnet-cms.com/download/ 


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