If, like many people, you’re struggling to keep up with the latest releases of the Umbraco platform, (easy tiger), then hopefully I’ll be able to share my experience with you on the upgrade process between versions, some of the gotchas, and a few little hints along the way.
There’s no doubt that upgrading to the latest Umbraco platform has huge benefits like better editor experience (a whole new media Library… party on Umbraco), full MVC support, performance improvements (we found that there seemed to be some performance issues with 4.8.x and 4.9.x and this got resolved in 4.10.x, phew, now lightning!), a myriad of bug fixes and more. Just check out the Umbraco blogs and see for yourself.
The ability to categorise content is something many of our clients have a use for when managing their site. Whether it's to categorise blog posts, news articles or used to define pages that are related to each other, it's a common requirement to allow content editors to assign categories to pages and content items within the CMS.
There are some packages for tagging pages, but these are often service-based or a free-text tagging which some clients feel is a bit too informal or open to mistakes and accidental duplication. Having the ability to create a fully bespoke hierarchical tree of categories for assigning to content within their website is often just what they need.
Enter Categorisation for Umbraco. This simple package integrates the functionality which allows website administrators to define a tree of categories to be available to editors when editing their content.
We have just completed an exciting project for the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. Their website which used to run on Alterian CMC (formerly Immediacy), now is powered by Umbraco!
This was an absolutely perfect candidate for an Umbraco website migration. Other than being a great CMS for Immediacy customers to migrate too, the project gave us the opportunity to use some of the great add-ons from the Umbraco Community. Here is just a few that really made the job much easier for us.
We are pleased to announce the successful launch of the new website for North East Ambulance Service.
The website coincides with the announcement that NEAS have achieved NHS Foundation Trust status.
The new Umbraco website replaces an old Frontpage built and managed website. With its new design, and choice of CMS, NEAS can quickly publish content for users across their supported districts.