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.
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!
Well, with over 20 years of experience building bespoke CMS, Intuitiv Digital is a web design agency that can give you an Umbraco CMS specific to your needs, with a simple-to-use interface.
And we provide all the required Umbraco web development agency services in-house, which allows us to offer a cohesive, end-to-end, bespoke service for our clients.
Did we mention we're a Certified Umbraco Partner?