At thunder::tech, our team always leads with the solution that will best fit our clients’ needs. When it comes to finding a content management system (CMS), or an effective platform to meet our solution requirements, we often utilize the capabilities and benefits of our partner’s platforms.
We do not have a hard and fast rule when it comes to recommending CMS platforms to our clients. In fact, our team of developers recommend, implement and support a variety of platforms, such as Wordpress, Drupal, Umbraco and Sitecore. Kentico is one platform our developers recommend due to its quality suite of features built for any website, no matter the size or scope. In fact, we have launched over 80 Kentico websites in the last five years.
For the past 14 years, Kentico has focused on providing marketers with the best content strategy, allowing them to tell stories that change the world. So in true form, Kentico 12
, the latest release of Kentico’s flagship product, focuses on providing marketers with tools to design and deliver unique cross-channel experiences and developers with a platform built on modern MVC technology.
If you are deciding whether or not to upgrade CMS or redesign your website, check out some of these notable features from Kentico 12.
Widget Sections allow content editors and marketers to be fully in charge of content adjustments on a website. With native support in editable areas, users can extend areas with as many sections as necessary to fit layout needs without the risk of breaking the website.
MVC Form Builder
MVC Form Builder gives marketers the ability to create ideal MVC online forms
in minutes. With MVC Form Builder’s native drag-and-drop functionality and a predefined set of form components, form creation becomes less complicated in this release. Every form component supports various validation rules to ensure the website visitor enters only the right type of information into the form field.
Inline Editors make it fast and easy for content editors to configure MVC Widgets in MVC Page Builder. Each widget can assign its own unique inline editor so widget properties can be updated in seconds.
With all of the disruption in the e-commerce and channel landscape lately, it is hard to find a platform that satisfies all of the unique needs of a business. That is why a flexible, powerful, and yet intuitive API is so important. Kentico has reduced methods and has refactored them to be more straightforward and faster.
So what exactly is this MVC thing and why should marketers care?
Kentico has published the transition guide and future roadmap
for their product where it notes the end of support for portal engine and its plans to make MVC the best practice for Kentico projects. Therefore, it is important that either your developers understand this timing and chart a course to upskill, or you find another development partner.
In our humble opinion, these empowering features imake the jump to Kentico 12 and MVC an initiative worth the investment.
If you have questions about Kentico 12, MVC and/or upgrading your CMS, please reach out to us at 888.321.8422 or leave us a note here.