The core Umbraco CMS is free to download and use for any website, it is free and Open Source. There are also many hundreds of add-on packages that have been written by the community which extend the functionality of Umbraco.
Umbraco are completely committed to the Open Source model for the core Content Management System, and have always maintain that the CMS will remain free forever.
This means that a large proportion of the Total Cost of Ownership of a website is substantially reduced, making it a tool well suited to business, academia and the not-for-profit sector.
Alongside the free core CMS, Umbraco also sell a number of paid-for plug-ins for Umbraco including Umbraco Forms and Courier. Umbraco also draws revenue from services such as hosting on Umbraco Cloud and Training and Support Services, and their paid-for Partner Programmes including the Gold Partner Programme which we are members of.
If you'd like to understand how much your next Umbraco project may cost then contact us for a quote.
This is a real "piece of string" question. There are many factors that influence the cost of building a website, and the fact that the project is built using Umbraco makes little difference.
The key factors that we aim to understand during the early Discovery phase of a project are the size and complexity of the proposed website. The complexity of functionality and volume of work have the greatest influence on project cost.
The key questions we use to understand this complexity factor are:
How many types of pages will be in the final site; and
How complex is the…