SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: .NET MVC CMS?

  1. #1
    SitePoint Guru Jason__C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Racoon City
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    .NET MVC CMS?

    Hey guys,

    I've been researching over the past two days to solve this problem, does anybody know of a decent MVC CMS? So far all I have found are Web Forms.

    Thanks
    Chuck Norris is so tough,
    mosquitos ask for permission before they bite him

  2. #2
    SitePoint Author silver trophybronze trophy
    wwb_99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    10,576
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not sure if they are decent, but Orchard and N2 are both MVC at this point. Might be some interesting stuff coming out running on ravendb but I haven't seen a clear winner yet.

    I should add I have never found a non bespoke CMS decent but I'm perhaps a lunatic on that front.

  3. #3
    Resident OCD goofball! bronze trophy Serenarules's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    1,911
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In my opinion, the only decent CMS is the one you write yourself. Just the features you want, with no inactive fluff.

  4. #4
    SitePoint Guru Jason__C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Racoon City
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    Not sure if they are decent, but Orchard and N2 are both MVC at this point. Might be some interesting stuff coming out running on ravendb but I haven't seen a clear winner yet.

    I should add I have never found a non bespoke CMS decent but I'm perhaps a lunatic on that front.
    I'll check out Orchard and N2, thanks for that. Damn shame their aren't more MVC CMS's out there. It's not like MVC is brand-spanking new.

    @SerenaRules

    Yeah, in the end it looks like that is what I am going to do. Just trying to make things more streamlined and effecent. But hey, I get to practice on being an Architect.

    Can't wait for MVC 4!
    Chuck Norris is so tough,
    mosquitos ask for permission before they bite him

  5. #5
    SitePoint Author silver trophybronze trophy
    wwb_99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    10,576
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    MVC is pretty brand spanking new as web frameworks go -- 1.0 isn't even 2 years old. Combine that with the fact that generic CMS isn't really a sexy problem and a problem most people are fobbing off on drupal / wordpress and you don't see much felt need to do a MVC-based CMS.

  6. #6
    SitePoint Guru Jason__C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Racoon City
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wwb_99 View Post
    MVC is pretty brand spanking new as web frameworks go -- 1.0 isn't even 2 years old. Combine that with the fact that generic CMS isn't really a sexy problem and a problem most people are fobbing off on drupal / wordpress and you don't see much felt need to do a MVC-based CMS.
    Here I thought it's been around since '08, good to know. Yeah, I can see how a MVC Framework isn't sexy, which is why I can't find s**t. Well, if no one felt a need to build a MVC CMS, I guess it's time for a first one (excluding the ones you mentioned.

    Truth be told, I'm not even sure I need a CMS. Here is what I am doing, I'm starting a Financial Content Membership website. So, my question is, just for strictly paid membership subscription site, would I need a CMS?

    I guess it comes done to personal preference, but open for suggestions on building a website (With CMS + Membership Subscription), or with the Subscription Software alone? Again, subjective.
    Chuck Norris is so tough,
    mosquitos ask for permission before they bite him

  7. #7
    Just Blow It bronze trophy
    DaveMaxwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    Posts
    7,203
    Mentioned
    106 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Though not completely production ready, umbraco 5 is MVC based, and 4.x is a solid product, so I would venture that v5 will be pretty solid as well.
    Dave Maxwell - Manage Your Site Team Leader
    My favorite YouTube Video! | Star Wars, Dr Suess Style

  8. #8
    SitePoint Author silver trophybronze trophy
    wwb_99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Posts
    10,576
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Concept and CTPs have been about since late 2007 but the 1.0 release was in 2009. See wikipedia for a complete list.

    Knowing that, and remembering that big, open source cms are largely infrastructure driven so add six months to a year to get hosts regularly installing it. Add that 1.0 was really not that good without doing lots of work -- we've got a few big 1.0 based apps that are perhaps 50% infrastructure that 3.0 gives you or makes irrelevant. My suspicion is now that 3.0 has been great, out, stable and installed w/ 4.0 we'll see more and more MVC-based FOSS apps.

    My general inclination on "to cms or not to cms" these days revolves around how much one is updating and who is doing the updating. If you are the one handling the content, you might as well just update the HTML. But if it is your admin you might want some tooling. Umbraco is pretty nifty from what I've heard, but I'm already on the record as a crumudgen.

  9. #9
    SitePoint Zealot behati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    152
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMaxwell View Post
    Though not completely production ready, umbraco 5 is MVC based, and 4.x is a solid product, so I would venture that v5 will be pretty solid as well.
    Umbraco is probably your best bet, it's a great CMS on .NET (I've used the 4.x versions in numerous projects), their latest release (v5 Jupiter) is indeed running on MVC and the developers and community are working hard on making it completely bulletproof - and being open source, it's even free.

    Link to Umbraco v5: http://umbraco.com/umbraco-5-status.aspx and the community page for addons/discussions: http://our.umbraco.org/

  10. #10
    Learning... tahirjadoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    775
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Stay away from Kentico, product is good, support is bad.
    The beauty of life is not dependent on how happy you are,
    but on how happy others can be because of you...


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •