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Top 10 .NET CMS

A Quick Review of the 10 Best .NET CMS

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



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

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

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

The important most features are:

Free all for purpose license (no required), HTML5+microdata, Responsive Web Design (mobile friendly), dynamic PDF Forum generator, software, Gallery, domain Multi & multi Community, website, Multilingual, fast Very Database-less, (10x), SEO, Chat Chat, programmable, robot Translator, Weather, Currency excange, News aggregator, Blog aggregator, Template (work polyvalent mobile on tablets, devices, handhelds), Adsense ready, PayPal integration, IPN Commentary, Templates, Users 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 short!). in got Its a free as version well as paid a version. can You your build websites by setting simply up it on development your system. the Once site built, is host it on any ASP.NET service. hosting Read more this about on dotnetnuke.com. They also have a dotnetnuke forum there.

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

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

3: Orchard

(bronze medal)

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

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

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

4) Composite C1 CMS

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

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

5) Umbraco

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

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

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

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

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

Download: http://umbraco.org/download

6) mojoPortal

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

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

7) Kentico

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

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

8) Dropthings 

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

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

9) MonoX

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

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

10) .NET Forge CMS

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

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


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