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6 Best Open Source ASP.NET based CMS

6 Best Open Source ASP.NET based CMS

Hello readers, hope you all are good. Here I am with another piece of information that I want to share with you all. This time it is open source ASP.NET content management systems, I would be writing on. Seems like I’m writing a whole lot on the CMS lately, but that’s the beauty of having information and we at Yourtechdiet believe in sharing as much as we know and can. So, let us move forward and explore a few best open source ASP.NET CMSs.

We all know that in order to excel or even survive in present times, every brand must deliver impeccable digital experiences and that too across channels. And for that, what do we need? Yes, a CMS which suits and abides by the organizational goals and budget of course.

In PHP, there are many options to go to for developers but unfortunately on the other side, ASP.NET doesn’t come with the luxury of many options. Having said that, even with less options .net core is one of the most power packed and protean framework to work with. It comes with some amazing tools for expeditious application development like Entity Framework.

A few major websites that use ASP.NET

  • Lego
  • Dell
  • Bestbuy
  • Xbox
  • Costco
  • JCPenny
  • Bing
  • Plenty of Fish

Here are 6 best open source ASP.NET CMS

DotNetNuke (DNN)

Powering over 800,000 websites, DNN aka DotNetNuke is an open source CMS based on ASP.NET. Extensibility and security being the highlights, it provides developmental framework for .Net developers. It comes with built-in tools, custom developed extensions and a fully committed backend support.

Highlights

  • Easy to install
  • Strong community
  • Large pool of themes and plugins

Latest Version: 9.3.2

Kentico CMS

Second in my list comes Kentico CMS. Present across 100 countries and 25,000 websites, this CMS provides an amazing set of features for website building. According to Kentico’s official website, they possess some excellent out-of-the-box functionalities which give them a competitive edge over its competitors.

For example, multiple language support, ready-to-use web parts and more. Also, to deliver consistent and exceptional performance it has full integration support of Kentico’s Online Marketing solution.

Highlights

  • Easy page management
  • Mobile ready websites
  • Active communities
  • Integrated with Kentico online marketing solution
  • 7-day bug-fix policy
  • 24/7 support

Latest Version: Kentico 12 SP

Umbraco

Next in our directory is a popular open source ASP.NET based CMS. It is basically free but comes with an option of paid training and support services. The best thing about this, which I personally feel, is its flexibility because of which this CMS can run anything from as big as complex applications for Fortune 500’s to running small campaigns.

It comes with an elegant UI and a pure .NET architecture. This CMS offers some significant functionalities like clean markup storage, logical content storage and clean APIs to build sumptuous websites from scratch.

Highlights

  • Open API
  • Tremendous flexibility
  • Stability
  • Strong community
  • Plugin options

Latest Version: v8.1.4

Sitefinity

Another in the list is a next-gen web CMS. It has won Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice for
Web CMS two years in a row for 2018 and 2019. It’s developed by Telerik, same team which produced some great solutions like RadControl. Do I need to say more?

Highlights

  • Master Page
  • Controls for template management
  • Supports responsive design and mobile website development
  • Documentation and support

Latest Version: 12.1.7100

mojoPortal

mojoportal is a relatively lesser known or used CMS but packs a bunch of features. It is one of the most extensible and mobile friendly .net based CMS. This CMS consists of a number of features like Contact Forms, Blogs, Forums, Google/Bing Maps, Newsletter, Calendar, Polls, E-commerce & more. It also has a support for MS SQL 2005/2008/SqlAzure, MySQL, SQL CE, Firbird Sql.

Many people prefer to use this CMS for developing their own applications. Being one of the most powerful standalone CMS, it is easy to learn and use.

Highlights

  • Versatile
  • Mobile friendly
  • Developer friendly
  • Roles & security
  • Content workflow

Latest Version: 2.7.0.0

Sitecore

Suitable for mid to large-scale websites, Sitecore is an enterprise ready CMS with support for multiple sites. It provides a powerful load-balancing functionality. Some features which make this content management system a favorite is its support for A/B testing and an integrated SEO module.

Highlights

  • End-to-end content management
  • Always-on personalization
  • Connections that drive commerce

Latest Version: Sitecore Experience Platform 9.2 Initial Release

Conclusion

The only sure-shot way of selecting a best-fit for your enterprise is narrowing down platforms which match your technology needs and budgetary concerns. After you’re convinced with a solution, you can download a trial version, or even better, request a personalized demo.

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