Install Umbraco with .NET CLI
We have made custom Umbraco templates that are available for use with
dotnet new. The steps below will demonstrate the minimum amount of actions required to get you going and set up an Umbraco project from the command line using .NET templates.
Install the template
Install the latest .NET SDK.
dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates::*to install the project templates.
The solution is packaged up into the NuGet package Umbraco.Templates and can be installed into the dotnet CLI.
Once that is complete, you can see that Umbraco was added to the list of available projects types by running
dotnet new -all:
Templates Short Name Language Tags ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Umbraco Solution umbraco [C#] Web/CMS/Umbraco Umbraco Package umbracopackage [C#] Web/CMS/Umbraco/Package/Plugin
In some cases the templates may silently fail to install (usually this is an issue with NuGet sources). If this occurs you can try specifying the NuGet source in the command by running
dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates::* --nuget-source "https://api.nuget.org/v3/index.json".
To get help on a project template with
dotnet new run the following command:
dotnet new umbraco -h
From that command's output, you will get a better understanding of what are the default template options, as well as those command-line flags specific to Umbraco that you can use (as seen below):
Umbraco Project (C#) Author: Umbraco HQ Description: An empty Umbraco Project ready to get started Options: -v|--version The version of Umbraco to load using NuGet string - Optional Default: 9.0.0 -p|--PackageTestSiteName The name of the package this should be a test site for (Default: '') text - Optional -ce|--SqlCe Adds the required dependencies to use SqlCE (Windows only) (Default: false) bool - Optional Default: false -F|--Framework The target framework for the project net5.0 - Target net5.0 net6.0 - Target net6.0 Default: net5.0 --no-restore If specified, skips the automatic restore of the project on create bool - Optional Default: false --friendly-name The friendly name of the user for Umbraco login when using Unattended install (Without installer wizard UI) text - Optional --email Email to use for Umbraco login when using Unattended install (Without installer wizard UI) text - Optional --password Password to use for Umbraco login when using Unattended install (Without installer wizard UI) text - Optional --connection-string Database connection string when using Unattended install (Without installer wizard UI) text - Optional --no-nodes-view-path Path to a custom view presented with the Umbraco installation contains no published content text - Optional --use-https-redirect Adds code to Startup.cs to redirect HTTP to HTTPS and enables the UseHttps setting (Default: false) bool - Optional Default: false
Create an Umbraco project
Create a new empty Umbraco solution using MS SQL Azure/Server:
dotnet new umbraco -n MyCustomUmbracoProject
Or if you prefer to using SQL CE:
dotnet new umbraco --SqlCe -n MyCustomUmbracoProject
You will now have a new project with the name MyCustomUmbracoProject, or the name you chose to use. The new project can be opened and run using your favorite IDE or you can continue using the CLI commands.
If you want to create a solution file as well you can run the commands below.
dotnet new sln
dotnet sln add MyCustomUmbracoProject
Navigate to the newly created project folder:
Build and run the new Umbraco .Net Core project:
The project is now running on the Kestrel server and has assigned a free available port to run it on. Look in the terminal window after the
dotnet run command to see the URLs.
The next step is to run through the Umbraco CMS installation. If you chose to use MS SQL Server/Azure you will need to add your connection string during this setup process to get access to the Umbraco backoffice.