How to choose the best .Net CRM: Umbraco vs. Dotnetnuke: Which Content Management System is Best for Your Business?


DNN and Umbraco are both enterprise content management systems. What is the best solution for  your business? The proper answer would be: "Well, that depends on how the organization is structured as well as the overall objectives." However, the internet isn't the proper place to ask questions. Our goal is to  get answers as soon as possible. Additionally, we would be more than happy to assist you with quick CMS-related questions. There are three key categories we will examine: editing features, community support, and analytics integration - so that we can work together and choose the best CMS for your needs.

Procedures can improve a company's performance.'s CMS organizes and represents data in accordance with this CMS. This CMS can be customized according to your needs; they are fully customizable. Also, CMS are easily manageable and editable by non-technical users.

DotNetNuke is a .NET-based Web and application development framework from Microsoft. Menus simplify the updating and creation of websites without requiring specialized  skills. 

Many talented programmers support DNN. Businesses can easily manage their websites with this software. The framework offers the best user experience. Your website can easily be filled with new pages, the layout can be easily changed including some of the main features without requiring extensive technical skills. Additionally, DNN provides more than 8000 modules that can be used to customize the look, feel, and functionality of a  website. DotNetNuke's scalability allows even small sites to grow into much larger ones. 


In fact, there is no limit to growth. Though the site is not easy to extend, its behavior can be changed. More than 400,000 websites, including websites and intranets, have been built with DotNetNuke CMS. Up till now, more than 700,000 users are registered on this platform. Over 7 million copies of DotNetNuke have been downloaded, and one is downloaded every  five  seconds. This statistic is very persuasive. 

Also, Umbraco, which is built on Microsoft's .NET Framework, is trusted by more than 155,000 sites. A cloud-based CMS can be installed on multiple sites at the same time. There are over 85000 Umbraco installations online. Umbraco ecommerce solutions include out-of-the-box solutions like access to Google Analytics statistics, the ability to create custom reports, and XSLT/Rasp, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript support. When there is a lot of traffic or extensive usage, internet-based solutions perform better. It allows you to view larger sites. It is more likely that commercial organizations will support this CMS. 

In the CMS world, Umbraco CMS development is the buzzword. In fact, Umbraco and DotNetNuke are two of the most popular options for ASP.NET CMS. When choosing the right option, several factors need to be considered. First, Umbraco has very high requirements for hosting, so finding a "shared" environment that meets these requirements can be a challenge. A number of browsers are supported by the program in its newer versions,  including Chrome and Firefox. In addition to the management system, Umbraco offers plugins. DotNetNuke is no different. It is based on Microsoft's ASP.NET technology and is currently the most popular technology for the Web.

With this tool, you can reduce your total development costs and you won't have to pay an ongoing license fee. Organizations can adapt the source code to suit their needs because it is accessible. Aside from managing text and images, you can manage documents, links, upcoming events, banner ads,  and threaded information. It is possible to create websites in multiple languages. DotNetNuke also has an intuitive user interface that manages content, security, web design, and membership. The CMS is quite popular and widely used due to its numerous features. DotNetNuke and Umbraco are both well suited to different businesses, so it can be challenging to choose between them. 

Editing Experience

The ability of a CMS to edit content may be the most crucial component in  determining how it should be used. Content editing is a basic function of every CMS - it would be pointless otherwise - but every CMS has different features for editing  content.  

Because of its WYSIWYG editing interface, DNN is probably going to be your preferred option if you're not a technical user. With WYSIWYG, you get online editing with real-time previews, along with the phrase "What You See Is What You Get." 

Umbraco, by contrast, provides a separate interface and is tailored toward users who are more comfortable with  front-end code. Here, you will most likely need to consider the skillset of your content editors and whether you plan to source content collectively or from a limited number of sources.

Community Support One important consideration when it comes to choosing a content management system is the community that develops around it. Remember that your CMS will be your companion for a long time, and the community's support will make all the difference to you. Umbraco is largely driven by its worldwide user community, made up of developers from all over the world.


Having a role of such importance within the product obviously benefits the  community. Even though DNN is managed by DNN Corporation, it is still popular with a loyal community of users. Using this approach, the leader can keep all developers informed about future plans.

Analytics Integration Editors are picky. Companies no longer expect to guess whether their content is engaging visitors and bringing in traffic based on blogs, press releases, and new web pages; instead, they demand hard evidence to back up their claims. It's madness.

Both DNN and Umbraco support Google Analytics integration. When integrating DNN with Umbraco, the user must edit the code on the back-end of the website while DNN integrates with an intuitive user interface.

               Umbraco vs Dotnetnuke & Points of Comparison 

  • Organizations of any size that wish to have a robust CMS can benefit from the Dotnetnuke (DNN) platform. An easy-to-use interface such as Wix is better suited for a small site than DNN. The Dotnetnuke Platform is strong enough for enterprises and large organizations.

  • A company that wants to keep its website up to date will find that Umbraco CMS is the right tool for the job. Tools and templates make updating and creating pages easy. While the WYSIWYG editor is a nice feature, there should be some more guidance on what is appropriate to be used on the CMS for accessibility.

                                Pros of using DNN Platform 

  • CMS is very intuitive, which helps keep support calls to a minimum. Additionally, the template structure of pages ensures that content editors cannot inadvertently change the layout of a page.

  • Framework for developing powerful applications - APIs for every CMS feature allow developers to build bespoke applications within the CMS.

  • Provided as a commercially supported option - For larger clients, the comfort factor of being able to speak directly to the developers of the application is a huge selling point.

                         Pros of using Umbraco CMS 

  • Easy to learn. Developers need to know coding in most cases.

  • It does not require back-end programming.

  • The site has built-in user management (developers, content managers) and member management consoles (users).

  • The administration tool is clear

  • Writing code from scratch makes it easier to write clean code.


DotNetNuke allows you to purchase and install many third-party modules. Designed as a modular system, it can be installed instantly. You and developers can extend Umbraco's features because it starts leaner than most content management systems.


Umbraco is significantly faster (although there is a steep learning curve at first, which may hinder adoption), and it has superior performance. In addition, it is easier to edit content. In comparison to DotNetNuke, Umbraco offers developers greater customization options.

             Final Comparison 


* Better performance

XSLTM, razor scripts, and .Net User Controls are common methods for extending and displaying dynamic data

* Intuitive U.I

A number of .NET controls and masterpages are employed, offering flexible  triggering

* In the backend, content is organized hierarchically

* The primary focus is on the content, which means all the elements of the system are concerned with it

* Easy and clean installation process

A clean HTML layout with no css, js, and CSS bloat

* Content can be created and edited independently of the design, so that the presentation is separate from the content

Umbraco V5 is based on ASP.NET MVC3. Using an intuitive administrator interface, a whole new architecture for the website has been implemented.

* Flexible design


* Access to a large number of third-party modules

* The importance of modules and pages is higher than that of content.

* Editing is always done in-page, as is the entire administration

* DNN automatically generates its own JS and CSS files.

Content modules are modules placed on a page to create/edit content, so the layout affects the content.

* Multi-Portal sites run on default.aspx pages, which are cumbersome to customize. 

DotNetNuke is a good choice for developing simple websites, but it is not too flexible. On the contrary, Umbraco provides a solid CMS, but it leaves it up to the developers and designers to design well.

Bitsorchesra has a whole list of potential clients asking about Umbraco CMS and DotNetNuke CMS.  Not all of our customers know about the pros and cons of using this or that platform. We work with both platforms and know the pros and cons of each platform and are ready to work on these aspects. For example, Umbraco is a very different sort of CMS system to DNN. It is very XSLT centric with its concept of modules and can be considerably more complex to configure. 

Popularity is the most important factor in CMS. Keeping track of measurements and analytics is crucial for improving your websites, which is very important to BitsOrchestra company. Along with serving multiple audiences, we want your website to become something like a large organization with a lot of content, as well as being managed flawlessly. We also want to distribute your content through these channels in addition to social media. 

Bitsorchestra can assist you with Umbraco and CMS development. For more information, please, contact our support team.  


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