For several years, the Umbraco CMS has been at the cutting edge of content management and web development. However, Umbraco has sought to improve its functionality and future-proof its technical features even further with the release of Umbraco 8 this year.
Before we get into some new specific Umbraco 8 features, here are a few existing general Umbraco features you'll continue to love:
As Microsoft’s number-one open-source CMS installation, Umbraco has always been a fantastic piece of software and version 8 only improves upon the success of version 7.
Understanding Umbraco 8
First and foremost, the most noticeable improvement to the Umbraco 8 platform is the CMS interface. It’s now more intuitive and cleaner than ever before, making it more accessible for even the most entry-level user.
There are three key updates to the Umbraco 8 CMS that, according to Umbraco, “strive to make things simpler”:
Umbraco 7 Vs Umbraco 8
While it’s not true that the Umbraco 7 CMS is being phased out or even discontinued, businesses need to keep their CMS platforms up-to-date with the latest security and marketing tools.
At Intuitiv, our Umbraco web developers are well-versed in Umbraco migrations from Version 7 to Version 8. The Umbraco 8 CMS will be the primary version for any new feature functionality in the months and years ahead, so your online business mustn’t get left behind.
The techy bits and bobs…
Although you don’t need to know the techy Umbraco 8 updates, you’ll be pleased to know Intuitiv’s Umbraco web developers are well on top of it.
One of the biggest technical updates between Umbraco 7 Vs Umbraco 8 is the extensive clean-up of the codebase for Umbraco 8.
A lot of legacy V4 code has been tidied up, paving the way for a .NET Core version in the coming years.
What does this mean for our Umbraco web development?
At Intuitiv, we love Umbraco. That’s why we're an Umbraco Certified Partner.
In our opinion, an already great open-source CMS has just got even better with the Umbraco 8 features - it's been worth the wait!
If you like the sound of a super-powerful, mega-flexible CMS that’s focussed on beautiful simplicity for the user, give us a call on 01844 858 858.
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