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Umbraco vs WordPress

Don’t bother Googling ‘Umbraco vs WordPress’.

Seriously, you’ll find loads of articles.

I’ve read an awful lot of them.

A few of them are even unbiased.


I’ll save you some time, right now.

If you’re looking to create a personal or hobby website, use Squarespace.

Or maybe you've started tutoring part-time in the evenings and want a quick website to point people towards?

Still use Squarespace.

If you want anything more than that, then you’re probably going to need a developer to help design, configure, optimise and launch your website.

And if you need a developer, choose one that specialises in Umbraco CMS web design, rather than WordPress.

That's it.

You don't have to read any further.

You might like this comparison of Umbraco and other CMSs though.

And you can see highlights of our portfolio here.



Choose wisely. 

Still there?

OK, so you might be tempted to go the WordPress route – lots of people do – it is a well-known blogging platform after all.

Maybe you’re under the impression it’ll be free or cheap, easy to use, bla bla bla.

It might be, but then again, it might not.

Instead, choose a proper CMS that’s flexible, scalable, secure, easy-to-use and trusted by the likes of Amnesty International, Heinz, Carlsberg and Microsoft.

Choose Umbraco.

It’s better than choosing a blogging platform that’s been shoe-horned and hammered over time into some kind of CMS, i.e. WordPress.

Don’t get me wrong, I read somewhere that 30% of websites are created using WordPress.

So, some people must like it.

Bully for them.

Maybe they don’t know any different.

I find it clunky, messy to use and whatever the opposite of intuitive is.

And it certainly isn’t ‘free’ either.

Far from it.


Easy peasy.

So, there we are.

  • Use Squarespace for a personal/hobby site.
  • Use Umbraco CMS (and us) for anything else that needs to be more sophisticated and business-driven.


Small budget?

Even if you’re on a small budget, we have an Umbraco templated option that we can brand/theme, just for you.



And you can use us for Umbraco hosting too – we have secure servers in London Telehouse, Docklands.


Tell us your innermost secrets.

Or, just tell us about your project, it's up to you.

Give us a call on 01844 888 777 or email for a chat.



P.S OK, so you probably want some more evidence to back up this ‘Umbraco is a better choice than WordPress’-type argument, right?

Well, here’s a link to Exhibit A - a whole bunch of benefits of using Umbraco as your CMS.

And here are a few other vital bits of evidence, m’lud.

In no particular order…

  • WordPress was originally a blogging system and has been jammed into the CMS and website-building world.
  • Umbraco is designed and built from the ground up as a dedicated CMS.
  • WordPress uses loads of plugins and tools. These can become a security risk and may not play nicely with your website each time WordPress gets updated with security patches.
  • Umbraco is built on Microsoft’s .NET – you know it’s going to be secure. That’s why those big companies mentioned further up use it.
  • Umbraco is a blank canvas, so you can shape the CMS and frontend however you like. There’s no starter template with Umbraco, although we’ve already created one for you.
  • Some WordPress themes generate an awful lot of unnecessary code, slowing the site down. Not so with Umbraco. With Umbraco, developers can still code a lot of the website from scratch, so it's more efficient, flexible and scalable.
  • There are no hidden charges, licence fees etc. with Umbraco.
  • Umbraco is easily extendable. It can grow with your business, maintain stability and is easy to update.
  • You can have your website and CMS custom designed from scratch with Umbraco.

Remember, if you’re on a small budget we have an Umbraco templated option that we can brand/theme just for you.

P.P.P.S. And if you need something more bespoke, we can do that too, of course!


Give us a call on
01844 888 777 
or email 
for a chat.