Czech Republic-based Kentico just released Kentico CMS 2.0, an updated version of their existing web content management system that enables the creation of dynamic websites through a browser interface, without having to write custom code. Kentico focuses primarily on ASP.NET developers and on making it easy to develop ASP.NET websites quickly and without significant coding.Users on Kentico CMS 2.0 will be able to put sites together from portlets, or web parts such as menus, listings, or search boxes. These will provide sufficient custom flexibility that developers will hardly need to write custom code elsewhere. In fact, according to the company, it is quite possible to build an entire website without having to write a single line of code.
Additionally, developers will be happy to find a cleaner, friendlier user interface as well as multi-website support. And administrators can now handle production migration tasks by exporting development websites into archives and restoring them on the production server without much trouble and only basic .NET skills.
Petr Palas, Kentico's founder, reports listening to the feedback from the Kentico 1.0 users. Smooth migration paths were a top priority item. "However, we went further and provided them with same flexibility of design, navigation and web part configuration as if they were developing the web site in Visual Studio, in a friendly browser-based interface which improves developerâ€™s productivity and requires less expertise in .NET programming," he said.
The product now offers workflow, permission management, multi-language support, full-text search, SEO tools, on-line forms, image galleries, and more 30 web parts ready to integrate.
The new Web CMS offering is priced from $299 to $999 per site and is available at for free trials from Kentico's company site.