Kentico has slowly been phasing out the antiquated ASP.NET Web Forms framework used on Portal Engine since 2020. They will cut ties completely at the end of 2023 as they move to the future-proof ASP.NET Core Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework.
Don’t let your website become vulnerable by running software that is no longer supported.
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Upgrading to Kentico v13 Benefits:
- ASP.Net Core MVC
- Easier maintenance
- Easier upgrades
- Faster performance
- Superior UX for drag & drop
- Open-source components and widgets
- Kentico Toolkit for third-party platforms
- Integrations with voice assistants
- Dynamic routing
- New selector components
- New page type features
- Search and web analytics
- Zapier integration
- Improved marketing automation
- Marketing automation analytics
- Reusable content
- … and more
A Decision Must Be Made
With just about a year until technical support stops entirely, now is the time to start thinking through what you and your company should do if you’re on Kentico version 12 or below. There are two routes here:
Option 1: Stay on Kentico’s unsupported and outdated Portal Engine. Hotfixes for Kentico 12 have already ceased and finding developers in the future could prove to be difficult as the framework this version uses becomes more obsolete. This opens your site up to security vulnerabilities.
Option 2: Migrate to MVC and take advantage of all the benefits that come with it when you upgrade to Kentico v13. Not only is the new framework used here faster, but it is also future-proof.
Let’s look at some common questions people have before committing to an upgrade like this:
What Does Upgrading Mean For You?
Upgrading to Kentico v13 and their new framework means that you will get the most up-to-date features offered, your website will be supported for hotfixes/security updates, etc.
Will Your Website Need to Be Re-Coded?
Your existing website will unfortunately need to be re-coded to support MVC and to be upgraded to Kentico 13. Luckily, we have upgraded numerous sites and are ready to support you.
Will You Need to Re-Enter Your Website Content?
All structured content can be migrated to the upgraded platform so there is no need to re-enter all of your content!
Will You Need to Re-Code Again in the Future?
Kentico has committed to the ASP.NET Core MVC framework and has continued to state how it is built for the future.
Need Help Upgrading?
As an award-winning Kentico Gold Partner and having built 100+ websites on the platform, we are well versed in all aspects of Kentico. We have completed numerous version upgrades and are always looking for those that need our assistance on the technical side.
Get in contact with us via email or give us a call to see how we can help!