Certified Umbraco Developer

Certified Umbraco Developer | Simon Antony Website Design in Stockport Greater Manchester

Certified Umbraco Developers

When it comes to building websites on the .NET framework, Umbraco is the open-source publishing platform of choice. Fast, flexible, and incredibly powerful, Umbraco is the CMS platform used by some of the world's biggest brands, including Heinz, Sony, and Warner Brothers. With Umbraco, you can create websites that are simple enough to power the smallest of businesses, yet powerful and flexible enough to drive some of the world's biggest brands.

As a Certified Umbraco Developer and Umbraco Master, I have years of real-world experience using Umbraco to create websites that meet the unique needs of my clients. And because Umbraco is an open-source platform, you can invest more of your budget into the features that matter most to your business. With a vast and unrivaled support community, Umbraco is the perfect choice for any business looking to build a powerful and flexible website.

So why settle for a developer with only a couple of years of experience, even if they are certified? Trust in the expertise and real-world experience of a Certified Umbraco Developer like me to create a website that stands out from the crowd.

Umbraco Registered Partner

As an Umbraco Registered Partner agency, our team at Simon Antony is recognized as a trusted and experienced provider of Umbraco development services. We're often called upon by other digital agencies across the country to lend our expertise in this area. Umbraco is our platform of choice for all development work, which means you can trust us to create high-quality, scalable, and flexible websites that meet your unique needs.

You can view many of the sites that we have been involved with by clicking here

Why Certified?

Why It Matters

If you're looking to build a powerful, scalable, and flexible website, Umbraco is the perfect platform for you. As an open-source CMS built on the .NET framework, Umbraco provides a modular and extensible framework for building web applications. As a Certified Umbraco Developer, we have the skills and expertise you need to create a website that stands out from the crowd.

But what does it mean to be a Certified Umbraco Developer? And why does it matter when it comes to building your website? Let's take a closer look.

What is a Certified Umbraco Developer?

To become a Certified Umbraco Developer, you must pass a rigorous set of exams and prove your proficiency in using Umbraco to create high-quality websites. This certification demonstrates that I have a deep understanding of the Umbraco platform and its capabilities, as well as the skills and expertise needed to build custom websites that meet the unique needs of my clients.

Why Choose a Certified Umbraco Developer?

When it comes to building your website, you want to work with a developer who has the skills and expertise needed to create a website that meets your unique needs. And that's where a Certified Umbraco Developer comes in.

As a Certified Umbraco Developer, I have the knowledge and experience needed to create powerful, scalable, and flexible websites using the Umbraco platform. Whether you're looking to create a simple microsite or a complex online shop, I have the skills and expertise needed to create a website that stands out from the crowd.

And because I'm a Certified Umbraco Developer, you can be sure that I have the skills and expertise needed to create a website that's fast, flexible, and incredibly powerful. From the easy-to-use interface to the wide range of templates and workflows, Umbraco offers a wealth of features that make it the perfect choice for creating professional websites and applications.

The Benefits of Working with a Certified Umbraco Developer

When you work with a Certified Umbraco Developer, you can be sure that you're getting the skills and expertise needed to create a website that meets your unique needs. From the initial design to the final launch, I'll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your website meets your goals and exceeds your expectations.

So if you're looking to create a powerful, scalable, and flexible website using the Umbraco platform, be sure to work with a Certified Umbraco Developer. With the skills and expertise needed to create high-quality websites, I'm the perfect choice for all your Umbraco development needs.

If you are looking for Umbraco development resource for new or existing Umbraco websites, large or small - feel free to get in touch to discuss availability and rates. We can offer hourly, daily or project based rates to suit your Umbraco development needs

What is the Umbraco CMS?

Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) platform for publishing content on both websites and intranets with ease.

We have been using it since 2009 now, having built well over 200 Umbraco websites in that time. We have also been trained by Umbraco to use their CMS in the most effective way possible that allows us to cut the time to market for new websites quite considerably. As only Umbraco themselves provide the training courses, you can be sure that they ensure that Certified Umbraco Developers get the support and recognition they deserve to support their clients.

So what does it do?

"For the first time on the Microsoft platform a free user and developer friendly cms (Content Management System) that makes it quick and easy to create websites - or a breeze to build complex web applications. Umbraco got award-winning integration capabilities and supports your ASP.NET User and Custom Controls out of the box. It's a developers dream and your users will love it too. Used by more than 70,000 active websites including Heinz.com, Peugeot.com, NAIAS.com and Microsoft's documentinteropinitiative.org website you can be sure that the technology is proven, stable and scales."
And here is what Umbraco say themselves (technophobes be aware!)..

"Who would believe that there would be an open source CMS based on Microsoft's ASP.NET? A CMS that can support any modern browser and that even allows editing with Microsoft Word. One where designers can create accessible and valid xhtml with their mark-up left intact. Where developers can integrate any .NET based control right out of the box. If someone tells you "won't happen", then they have never used umbraco..."

So in short:

  • Over 731,438 sites now running the Umbraco CMS (as of Feb 2023)!
  • A mixture of websites (heinz.com, takethat.com, simonantony.net, avecto.com, redcrosstraining.co.uk) and intranets / internal sites utilise Umbraco to serve their users with relevant content.
  • It allows the end user, i.e. you the client to easily manage your content without getting a developer involved once the site is running
  • You can if you wish use Microsoft Word to publish content to your site
  • You can do in browser editing or you can log into the Umbraco CMS backend and edit from there

Some cool features not mentioned above:

  • It supports multi-lingual websites. Even if your original site was only written in English, it's a straight forwards process to add another language to it i.e. German for instance
  • It's free, it's Open Source. Now runs on the new Microsoft Azure - it's Cloud Ready!
  • The editor section is stunningly simple to use
  • There is version control so you can rollback to previous versions of a page - out of the box
  • You can schedule your content to appear at specific times/dates with ease - why not pre-load your site with blog articles and allow Umbraco to automatically publish them at times you set?
  • It has workflow and event tracking built in - this allows for complex tasks to be easily integrated with your site

Simple Editor

The Umbraco editor has been designed to be as simple as possible to use. You will instantly feel familiar with the toolbars and buttons. The intention when it was written was to remove the complexities associated with many other CMS out there.

You are focussing upon your content rather than how it will be displayed. You can choose to show the same content in different ways by the use of templates.


How many times have you found content being overwritten, and wished you could undo the recent changes? Well with Umbraco, it's just a simple case of right click on the page you wish to restore, select the previous content and publish it - job done, Simple, just like it should be!

Scheduling of content

Wouldn't it be nice for you to tell Umbraco when to publish your content? Well using the built in Scheduler, you can do exactly this. Set a time/date when you save your content and when the time comes, Umbraco will automatically publish your content for you.

Hey we could even ask it to email you when this happens so you know! Simple and Efficient.

Umbraco Community - link http://our.umbraco.org

The Umbraco community is immense and just a hive of buzzing activity. One of the benefits this gives clients is a continuous innovation this brings along with the collective knowledge base which is expanding all the time. No matter what the problem, there is always a solution that can be bolted onto Umbraco to provide the functionality the client needs.

Umbraco Packages - link http://our.umbraco.org/projects

Umbraco Packages (or modules to others) are simply bolt on goodies of pre-written logic and code that provide specific functionality. Here are a selection of some key Umbraco Packages:

  • FAQ Module
  • SEO
  • Image manipulation
  • Complete site starter kits
  • Text searches
  • Workflow Managers
  • Secure file downloads
  • Synchronisation utilities
  • Blog Engines
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • + many many more


As you can see, with Umbraco, you get a lot of bang for your buck. Interested in finding out more? Speak to Simon Antony to see how we can help your website visions become a reality.

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