What is WebMatrix?

WebMatrix is a free tool that allows you to create, customise and publish websites. To get started you can select an application from the built-in gallery such as DotNetNuke, Umbraco, WordPress and Joomla or you can create your own master piece from scratch.

Below is the video from the CodeMash launch back in January.

WebMatrix handles the downloading and installation leaving you to work on whats really important: the content. You can download WebMatrix here and it’s completely free.


“Webmatrix makes it easy to install and develop for Drupal on Windows, bringing open source applications to a whole new audience. As Drupal is as much a framework as it is a CMS, including it in the package makes it possible for any kind of web application to be developed on Webmatrix.

Microsoft has been active in the Drupal community for a few years, and the community is proud that Drupal has been recognised as one of the best CMS and development frameworks available and selected by Microsoft for inclusion in Webmatrix.” - Robert Castelo, Drupal Core contributor and managing director, CodePositive

“Webmatrix is one of the best ways to set up and build an Umbraco website. With strong industry partners supporting WebMatrix, Microsoft’s holistic approach is truly breaking down the entry barrier for Web developers” - Niels Hartvig, founder, Umbraco

Get started now

If you want to get up and running quickly then it’s best to use one of the built in Web Application as a base. There are many to choose from but below we’ve listed our favourites: