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Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: why we use centralised content
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Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: why we use centralised content

Mike explains why we use the concept of centralised content when designing the website editor experience – allowing you to save time and improve accuracy.

Umbraco 8: secrets of the Rich Text Editor
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Umbraco 8: secrets of the Rich Text Editor

The rich text editor allows you to format text and more as you would with any word processor such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages or Google Docs. Mike guides you through all the functions to make you a master text editor.

Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: The Media Section
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Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: The Media Section

The media section is your central library of images and files that can be embedded or linked to from your content pages. Improve your CMS editor skills and learn how to make the most out of this critical section in Umbraco.

Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: The Sorting Function
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Mike's Umbraco 8 Masterclass: The Sorting Function

Discover the magic that is the Sorting function in Umbraco! Putting you in the driving seat of how content is ordered in the front and back end, making it easy to maintain a great site structure.

Mike's Editor Masterclass: How to manage users in Umbraco 8
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Mike's Editor Masterclass: How to manage users in Umbraco 8

In any website content management system, your editors are central to the efficient management of your content. In this article, Mike guides you through how to manage users in Umbraco 8.

Multilingual Websites in Umbraco 8
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Multilingual Websites in Umbraco 8

One of the headline-grabbing features of Umbraco 8 is Language Variants, a big step forward in the management of multilingual websites. In this article, we take you through the new functionality and its benefits.

Umbraco 8 Review
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Umbraco 8 Review

Having now implemented Umbraco 8 on a few websites, our Technical Director Mike Royle provides a review covering features, benefits and challenges.

An introduction to the Umbraco v.7 Content Management System
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An introduction to the Umbraco v.7 Content Management System

This quick guide is intended to help you get started with using your Umbraco Content Management System (CMS). It will also provide a better idea of what the system is like if you have never used it before and think it might be for you.

Great new Umbraco feature: GRIDS
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Great new Umbraco feature: GRIDS

Umbraco Grids is now available on the latest version of Umbraco and we are excited about what this will mean for our clients in terms of future editing capabilities.

Umbraco is 15 years old and this is why we love working with it
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Umbraco is 15 years old and this is why we love working with it

Umbraco is the Content Management System (CMS) we use to build websites. It was started by a Dane, Niels Hartvig, in 2000 and was publicly launched for the first time in 2004. Here are five interesting facts that explain why we think it is so special.

New Umbraco Preview Mode
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New Umbraco Preview Mode

The new preview mode in Umbraco, our Content Management System (CMS) lets you quickly see how your page will look on difference devices and lets you instantly switch between different device previews. It's a great new feature for editors to get an instant look at how their content will display on any device before pushing the publish button.

Umbraco UK Festival 2014
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Umbraco UK Festival 2014

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Umbraco UK Festival at the Skills Matter building in London. The UK Festival is the biggest and (probably) the best Umbraco event outside of Denmark, bringing in all sorts of Umbraco enthusiasts from around the world! It consists of a whole day of talks on various subjects mostly relating to Umbraco such as demoing new features and talking about how to use different bits of technology within Umbraco.

How is Umbraco different to WordPress?
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How is Umbraco different to WordPress?

This is a question we get asked quite a lot. Any discussion about one system vs another will have arguments from its supporters (sometimes heated and even fanatical) so I’ll do my best to give our point of view in a balanced way. We have used both but have chosen to specialise in Umbraco as our Content Management System (CMS) of choice. Hopefully this article will give you a bit more understanding on the big differences.

Umbraco 7 - The first 3 months
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Umbraco 7 - The first 3 months

Umbraco 7 was officially released in November 2013. We’ve had a few months experience and a few sites built and released into the wild so thought it was a good time to let you know what we think! 

Umbraco UK Festival 2013
Umbraco
Umbraco UK Festival 2013

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the annual Umbraco UK Festival in London. Whilst it's called a 'festival' there were no live bands or endless queues for portaloos, but rather a coming together of people passionate about web development to share knowledge and get the inside track on upcoming features of the Umbraco Content Management System.