The friendliest, most flexible and fastest growing open-source .NET CMS

With Umbraco, you get a highly flexible content management system (CMS) that supports simple campaign websites and complex website architectures. It provides you with the freedom to manage your website the way you desire. 

As an Umbraco Gold Partner, The Reference offers you a full range of Umbraco services. We develop exceptional (multilingual) websites and digital platforms, provide hosting (Umbraco Cloud), integration with third-party systems, and guarantee a high  level of support.  

Discover a growing open-source CMS that fits perfectly in a best-of-breed approach.



100 % open-source without licensing costs | Excellent for personalization | Full freedom on design or layout | Easy to set up multi-lingual websites |  User Friendly Microsoft .NET framework | Full hosting on a scalable Microsoft Azure Cloud platform


Umbraco is built upon Microsoft's .NET Framework and is open-source. On top of that, Umbraco is freely available. The benefit? The freedom to do things your way, as there are no licensing or copyright requirements. 


The strength of Umbraco is its flexibility. Every Umbraco project is unique and can be fully adapted to your wishes. You decide. Our Umbraco certified programmers can build the Umbraco website you desire. Even more, they can extend the CMS indefinitely with additional functionality and link external systems such as CRM or ERP packages.


Umbraco is powerful, yet simple to use for marketers, editors, developers and designers. You get a user-friendly customer experience platform through which you can easily set up and manage campaign pages, landing pages or respons forms. This enables you to deliver the right content and functionality to your visitors, creating a unique customer experience.



The Reference as Umbraco Gold Partner

The Reference supports you throughout every phase of your customer journey. Updates to Umbraco are released continuously, so your website stays up to date. If you already have an Umbraco website, we provide you with upgrade services to ensure you are always getting the most from the platform. 

Are you looking for an online partner to create a performant website or a user-friendly digital platform?  The Reference stands by your side in growing your business online, quickly and securely. We give you a high support level thanks to our proven Umbraco integrations and the continuous training of our web developers. That is what made us an Umbraco Gold Partner after all.

In need of a stunning website and .NET CMS or are you considering a move to Umbraco?




SKYN®, the highly innovative non-latex condom brand from LifeStyles Healthcare, has been collaborating with The Reference to migrate its existing website to the future proof content management system Umbraco.

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Benefits of Umbraco

Create converting content with ease

Content managers and editors work with the CMS every day.
The Reference therefore builds your digital project with an editing experience tailored to their needs. This makes sure your content managers and editors launch even better content, a lot faster and easier.

  • Preview your content for multiple devices before your digital project goes live
  • Manage multilingual content
  • Keep a simple overview of your content with the Umbraco Media Library
  • Automatically publish and unpublish content whenever you want

Integrate your digital project with anything

You can extend your digital project with systems such as your CRM, email or e-commerce platform. Umbraco also comes with a wide array of plugins to scale your business, such as a SEO plugin. It makes this CMS the perfect fit in a best-of-breed digital landscape.

  • Integrate with business systems and third party tools
  • Choose from a suite of Umbraco plugins
  • Extend your website thanks to the scalable framework 

Focus on the marketing of your website with Umbraco Cloud

With Umbraco Cloud, you use one of the most recent updated and most secure platform - Microsoft Azure. Your website automatically receives the latest bug fixes and security features. This means you can focus even more on creating unique and personalized customer experiences.



  • Deploy new features in a true agile manner
  • Overview all your projects in detail
  • Continue to improve your website as content freeze belongs to the past
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Blog Creation and implementation
June 3 2019
Custom data in the Umbraco backend

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Umbraco is a great Content Management System to create pages and data items. But sometimes you want to go a step further with your data. You might want to be able to display, modify or remove rows from it and putting the data as nodes inside the Umbraco content tree is not always an option. This is where the free Umbraco package Fluidity comes in the picture. It allows developers to rapidly create a simple custom user interface for a database table. Why? Because the displaying and editing preferably all happens inside the trusted Umbraco backend environment with easy field editors like date pickers and dropdown lists. Let's take a look at the possibilities and how to use them.
Blog Creation and implementation
May 31 2019
Why we attended codegarden

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Codegarden is the largest Umbraco conference in the world, and you can take that quite literally. This year, we were with over 700 participants! It is the place to be if you are working with Umbraco or interested in working with the friendliest Content Management System (CMS) ever! As we are big fans of this CMS here at The Reference, we prepared ourselves for 3 days filled with inspiration on a tech level,  complemented by business and creative talks. 
It's more than digital, it's your business
The Reference is nothing without its customers. Melexis is the stock market-listed global player in the semi-conductor and sensors industry for whom we facilitated future company growth by updating the brand, building the completely new corporate website and giving shape to the use of online channels. Read more about this client.