Open Architecture

Develop and Extend Your Site to Suit Your Needs

Want to reach right into the core of the CMS and develop your own extensions? With Sitecore, it’s all open to you. Sitecore CMS lets you:

  • Take advantage of our open, public APIs with 1300 classes and 5000 methods to easily extend capabilities and create innovative new features  
  • Modify and adjust every aspect of your site and even the Sitecore user interface
  • Easily integrate any and all of your line of business applications using open standards supported by Sitecore

Gain Flexibility and Extensibility with an Open Architecture

The point of a standard like XML from the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) is to promote and enable interoperability – allowing even totally disparate systems to communicate. Not only does Sitecore CMS support open standards like XML, it’s built on an open architecture that gives you unprecedented flexibility and extensibility.

Sitecore believes in giving you choices. Sitecore provides a rich layer of APIs that number more than 1,300. Our own product is based on these APIs, and it's one of the most robust and feature-rich API sets in the industry. Sitecore exposes every facet of our CMS to you as a developer, and even allows you to reach into the core configuration and develop your own extension and modifications.

Keep Your Options Open

Shape your site and your working environment to perfectly meet your organization’s and your developers’ needs. With Sitecore CMS, you can:

  • Future-proof your investment: With the richest, deepest set of APIs of any CMS vendor, Sitecore’s open architecture expands and flexes with you, protecting your investment        
  • Give your developers freedom of choice: Sitecore lets you work the way you want to work, letting you modify even the very behavior of the CMS application       
  • Integrate with third-party systems: Sitecore CMS provides a full data integration and abstraction layer that allows you to connect to any database, web service or other external systems
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We have all the complexity we need behind the scenes, yet Sitecore makes this transparent to our users. The site will continue to grow – in a managed and controlled manner.

- Denise Taylor, Ogden City