Giveaway: Kentico CMS License & 1-Year Maintenance

Jan 5 2010 by Jacob Gube | 86 Comments

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Today, we are announcing an awesome giveaway: a full license to Kentico CMS which includes one-year maintenance/support. Read on to see how you can participate and get a chance to win this awesome prize valued at $1,999!

Giveaway: 1-Year Subscription to Kentico CMS

What is Kentico CMS?

Kentico CMS is a web content management system (CMS) solution providing a complete set of features for building websites, community sites, intranets and online stores on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform. It’s currently used by more than 4,000 websites in 83 countries.

Some of the notable companies that use Kentico CMS include Microsoft, McDonald’s, Vodafone, O2, Brussels Airlines, Audi, Mazda, Subaru, Samsung, Gibson, Bayer, ESPN, Guinness, DKNY and more (see more of their big clients here).

Read more about features of Kentico CMS on their site’s Features page.

Try Kentico CMS

If you want to evaluate Kentico CMS, they offer you several options:

Download the Free version of Kentico CMS

The free version of Kentico CMS is free to download, and you can use it for any purpose, including commercial purposes.

Download of Trial version of Kentico CMS

The trial version is fully functional for 30 days and will help you evaluate the Kentico CMS features.

Get a Virtual Lab set-up for you

This will let you evaluate Kentico CMS without having to install anything (they’ll set it up for you on the Kentico CMS servers).

How to participate in the Kentico CMS giveaway

In order to qualify for a chance to win the 1-year subscription to Kentico CMS, just leave a comment below that answers the following question:

What’s a Kentico CMS feature that interests you the most?

You can see the feature list of Kentico CMS on their site:

Kentico CMS giveaway details

This giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. After that date, commenting on this post will be disabled and you’ll no longer be able to participate.

When leaving your answer, make sure to leave a valid email address because this is the only way we’ll be able to notify you if you’ve won. The winner will be selected at random using the same method as previous Six Revisions giveaways (you can see the MySQL random query method that we use in this giveaway).

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About the Author

Jacob Gube is the Founder and Chief Editor of Six Revisions. He’s also a web developer/designer who specializes in front-end development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and PHP development. If you’d like to connect with him, head on over to the contact page and follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.


Kevin Mullins

January 5th, 2010

Friendly SEO and and URL Re-writting are the key features for me.

Martin Meixger

January 5th, 2010

Definitively Custom URLs!
I include a lot of content from external databases using usercontrols and want a nice URL structure similar to the CMS page without querystring parameters.


January 5th, 2010

I really like to easy to use blog features !


January 5th, 2010

wow, Kentico is really rich in features. International support and ecommerce options fit my needs most of all.

Dmitry Chebakov

January 5th, 2010

For me as a SEO specialist, ‘Friendly URLs and SEO’ is most useful feature :)

Gabriel Lacour

January 5th, 2010

Friendly URLs and SEO are the best features for me !

Michael Maley

January 5th, 2010

The integrated Geomapping sounds really cool to me!

Jamie Lovelace

January 5th, 2010

Friendly URLs and SEO is a rare feature! nice

Rick Owens

January 5th, 2010

Customizable designs, since I can only choose one thing. Otherwise, I would say EVERYTHING!

Dennis Stevenson

January 5th, 2010

Easily Rapid Development would be my most important feature.


January 5th, 2010

Friendly URLs and SEO.

Dave Diehl

January 5th, 2010

Why is everyone so hung up on SEO features? That’s the easy part.

How about customizable document relationships, the magnificent multiple culture support, and the huge thoroughly well-documented API?

BTW…I’m already a Kentico Customer…I just want my own copy for consulting purposes. :)

Metin Ucar

January 5th, 2010

There are three features I like the most. These are
Friendly URLs and SEO, image gallery and easy to use editor.

Claudio Aricó

January 5th, 2010

Easy to use for non-technical users!

system dioxide

January 5th, 2010

The best thing is that it is developed on ASP.NET Platform. I am following this technology and it would be easy for me to customize it to suit my requirements. I would be interested in evaluating it in comparison to dotnetnuke


January 5th, 2010

Nice! To me, e-commerce and friendly URLs and SEO are the coolest features.

Chris Anderson

January 5th, 2010

Integrated ecommerce alongside the ability to utilize a user friendly CMS and customizable programming API.


January 5th, 2010

Friendly URL, Kentico is the best in features


January 5th, 2010

This CMS looks really promising. I am interested in the ecommerce feature.


January 5th, 2010

I love the admin panel interface and the ability to set exactly what users can and can’t touch.

Marco Segreto

January 5th, 2010

I haven’t seen to many cms’ that are ASP rather then PHP based. Interested to see how its different

Frank Johnray

January 5th, 2010

I think what interests me the most is that this cms covers pretty much all the features, even the wiki…wow~

Tara Deschenes

January 5th, 2010

I am very interested in the Workflow feature, and how I can customize that to specific content types.


January 5th, 2010

The best thing is Friendly URL


January 5th, 2010

Oooh… sign me up for a potential win! I’m most interested in the Workflow feature for my pay job (redeveloping a site for a financial firm) and the Forums feature for the non-profit site that I administer.

Net Informatica

January 5th, 2010

Reporting, Media Gallery and API extensibility


January 5th, 2010

My favorite features are Blogs, Forums and of course Friendly URLs and SEO.

Kevin Subba @annanta

January 5th, 2010

I am also in . It very unique type of CMS which can be used for many purpose from Blog to eCommerce as well it is having many features like Event Calendar, Booking System, Web Analytics, and the most useful features are Geomapping and API extensibility


January 5th, 2010

Friendly URLs for sure – such a simple feature but means I don’t have to use a third party shortner for my enews!

Richard Schumacher

January 5th, 2010

I like the Custom URLs and URL Aliasing.


January 5th, 2010

Rapid development and plenty of other features that would be useful.


January 5th, 2010


Andrew Kovatch

January 5th, 2010

Easy deployment and content staging. I need something easy to use and update when I want it to.


January 5th, 2010

It looks really great in every way, but the API and Friendly URLs and SEO are especially exciting.


January 5th, 2010

definitely the friendly deployment and content staging.


January 5th, 2010

Lots of features – really like the Event Calendar and Booking System

Jordan Walker

January 5th, 2010

SEO all the way!

Derrick Dedmon

January 5th, 2010

I’m new to CMS and I have clients ask for it. The best feature I think Kentico CMS can offer is it’s ease of use. I think it could make a great addition.

Travis Spencer

January 5th, 2010

Rapid/easy development is my fav.


January 6th, 2010

i think its the Friendly URLs and SEO

Kishore Mylavarapu

January 6th, 2010

I just like the Wiki feature very much.Because,with this feature, we can easily improve the knowledge by taking great people’s support.Anyone can edit the content,so that it is easy to remove mistakes from written content.

Really a great give away of SixRevisions.If i got this,i can do miracles.
Thank you so much for the great giveaway..
I pray MySql random selector to select me..Thanks again.

Alex Flueras

January 6th, 2010

Awesome CMS. I like the e-commerce, seo and full text search features. I really hope I win this time :-)

Tarek Alaaddin

January 6th, 2010

We used Kentico in many of our projects.

It is one of the most sophisticated CMS systems out there..

Trust me guys, it is very customizable,
and easy to use..

One thing I love about Kentico, is there thorough documnetation, along with fantastic support.


January 6th, 2010

Custom URLs if i have to pick up just one.

Rich Cowtan

January 6th, 2010

We’ve worked with Kentico a few times at WebProductive. From a technical point of view, it’s really easy to work with, and from an end-user perspective it’s the simplicity that wins out!


January 6th, 2010

I’m not so sure what i’m dealing about. But if it’s from Six Revision it surely the best.

I’ll be ready to learn.


January 6th, 2010

The Kentico CMS is quite simply the most user friendly system I have ever worked with! Not only that but it is userfriendly whilst ensuring your website abilities and ecommerce opportunities are second to none… an incredible system.


January 6th, 2010

customizable workflow or approval processes

Will Hawkins

January 6th, 2010

We use Kentico for all of our client sites and it is robust, scalable and up to date.

Here’s one of our client sites built using Kentico


January 6th, 2010

user friendly urls :)


January 6th, 2010

I liked the easy to use ecommerce solution the most.


January 6th, 2010

As a developer, my favorite parts of Kentico are the document type system and trasformation system. I wish I could have those foe all my development projects!


January 6th, 2010

My favorite part about Kentico is the whole package!
It”s so easy to get things working that before kentico ment adding allot of code to any existing CMS, but with
Kentico you only a Document Type, Custom Table away :)
Plus the interface is the best for non-tech site editors.
All together a great CMS both for programmers and content editors.


January 6th, 2010

Kentico is the best for quick and easy web development at a great price point! I love the easy to use global CSS controls, quick document type assignment and the simple integration with custom built web parts.

Rob G

January 6th, 2010

Parameters for custom macros.


January 6th, 2010

I’m keen on the friendly URLs and SEO. Thanks for the opportunity!


January 6th, 2010

WOW, if I had to choose just one feature, I would have to say “Rapid Development” – the allows me to be competitive and profitable.

In the competitive world of web development kentico is my edge.


January 6th, 2010

I have built many multi-lingual sites in the past and it has always been a painful process until I started using kentico, the International Language support saves me a huge amount of time and development headache, thanks kentico team


January 6th, 2010

I like having the option of using the Portal Engine or getting my hands dirty with custom ASPX templates and the Kentico API.


January 6th, 2010

I liked the Booking System


January 6th, 2010

IMHO, best features of Kentico CMS:
All-in-one product & Rapid Development – web developer can simply create site for any needs

sorry for poor english (

Tnx for the opportunity

Craig Wann

January 6th, 2010

E-commerce! I also like the fact that some big name companies are using it.

Ahmed Hassan

January 6th, 2010

I like the Easy-to-use editor feature the most. It is really easy to use and navigate through different functions.

Dan Galgozy

January 6th, 2010

Kentico flexibility and customization

Mike Whalen

January 7th, 2010

Having used Kentico a bit, I know that most of its features are highly useful. If I had to pick one from that list, I would say Rapid Development. It is very easy to put together a highly dynamic site in no time at all with Kentico. I especially like the use of document types. There are many useful types built it but custom types can be made in seconds and you can easily customize the transformations to display the data anyway that you desire.


January 7th, 2010

Web-analytics. I want to see if they’ve managed to make analytics understandable and “out-of-reports”.


January 7th, 2010


1) easy to use and implement
2) easy to adapt
3) easy to teach customer how to use it


January 7th, 2010

“SharePoint connector”. I’m gonna try this.

Social networking features like Blogs, Forums, Message Boards, taxonomy, content rating…


January 7th, 2010

I like the forum feature, the event calendar and the newsletter feature.


January 7th, 2010

Will have to go like everyone of that one, just tried it for the last week and SEO and Custom URL’s are simply innovative!

Neil Ulrich

January 7th, 2010

The feature that I like the most is the awesome support staff.

While many packages out there have a lot of great features, Kentico CMS has one of the best features sets for the price, what sets Kentico apart feature-wise is the awesome support they offer. They rock. Period.


January 7th, 2010

reason is I love Asp.Net more than other… ;)

and it contains all feauture forum, blog so many…

Paul Kerr

January 8th, 2010

The feature I like most is the Rapid Development – Getting stuff done with Kentico is so much faster.

Avinash Mudunuri

January 8th, 2010

One of my Best CMS is Kentico. The Features i like in it are
Friendly URLS & SEO,Web Analytics,Reporting,Online Forms,Blogs,Most Important is the E-commerce.


January 8th, 2010

…definitely the Rapid Work-flow & Reporting features. Our corporate app would benefit from not having to do so much custom code for that.


January 8th, 2010

I like the Geomapping feature! Doing it by myself gives me a headache.


January 8th, 2010

Its all about analytics and many will benefit from your post


January 8th, 2010

complete solutions. no need to buy additional software. thats what i really need.

Charles Baldwin

January 8th, 2010

For me, a cms that includes and integrates a variety of community building and promoting functions would be wonderful.


January 8th, 2010

Open API a Extensibility


January 9th, 2010

I would like to built blog and gallery using this cms.


January 11th, 2010

The easy to use editor for beginners like myself. Also the reporting feature would be greatly informative.


January 11th, 2010

Easy to use editor. Gallery using CMS.

Phil C.

January 11th, 2010

I want to use the ecommerce site features with images to create a site with an art gallery for sale.

Santhosh Kumar J

January 12th, 2010

One of the best CMS i have ever come through


January 12th, 2010

I like the rapid e-commerce site development & socialnetworking site