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Contensis for developers

Anything that’s possible on the web is possible through Contensis. It’s built on the .NET framework, and we provide flexible APIs, developer tools, and can train you to code against the CMS. Fill in the form below to request a personalised demo with one of our team.

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Content types 

Content types allow you to store content as easily reusable pieces. Our content type builder makes it easy to quickly build rich content models and create relationships between content types. You can use the built-in validation settings to ensure that any content editors create meets your requirements. 

Delivery API 

Our RESTful Delivery API is designed to get content and data into your web pages and applications as quickly and easily as possible. You can use the HTTP API to access resources as JSON using the language of your choice. Alternatively, save time by using our .NET and JavaScript API wrappers.

Razor views 

Contensis supports Razor views, so you can write simple code to get dynamic data and content to display on pages. We’ve gone further, and integrated Razor into Contensis so you can easily create custom features for your site by adding custom properties and using the Contensis WebAPI.


Templates define the layout of your site, and Contensis’ templating is class-leading in its flexibility.  You can create both page and sub-templates (which can be dragged and dropped by authors to layout their own content). You can even use sub-templates as partials, giving you reusable elements like headers, footers, and the rest.

Custom code

You can create your own C# code to use in your page templates. Make use of the Contensis API to get at your data and create custom controls. You can chain queries through Contensis Search – basically anything your website uses can be coded against.

Desktop and developer tools

The Desktop tool lets you interact with Contensis from your own code environment. You can use it for all supported versions of the CMS, and it can be installed on Microsoft Windows 7 and above. Developer tools extend the desktop, integrate with Visual Studio, and give you easy Razor debugging, and more.

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