Getting Started with Umbraco

    All the basics of using Umbraco. From making a local installation to extending the backend.

    The newest major version of Umbraco comes with a lot of new big features, as well as a long list of general improvements to the CMS in general.

    What's new in Umbraco 8?

    Learn more about the new features in Umbraco 8.

    Umbraco Documentation


    Covers how to install and configure your Umbraco installation
    What is needed to run Umbraco?
    How to install Umbraco
    Server Setup
    Setting up a Web and SQL servers for your installation
    How to upgrade your copy of Umbraco to a newer version
    Information about all of the different configuration files that control Umbraco

    Backoffice overview

    Details of all the common terms and concepts that are used throughout the Umbraco backoffice
    Log viewer
    Learn more about how to use the Log viewer in the backoffice, to view log entries.
    Language Variants
    Learn how to vary your content based on several languages.


    Using the backoffice to create data
    Defining content
    Setting up content types, defining fields and creating your first content
    Creating media
    Uploading files to media library, using upload fields and image cropper
    Creating Members
    Defining Member Types and creating members for authentication and user profiles
    Customizing Data Types
    Creating and editing Data Types


    Create templates and views with your own markup and use Razor to render content
    Creating and managing templates
    Rendering content
    Render the values of the current page or the result of a query against the content cache.
    Rendering media
    How to query and render media
    Stylesheets and JavaScript
    Working with css and JavaScript in Umbraco's templates


    Understanding how logging works, and learn to setup custom logging.
    Using Umbraco's service APIs
    Create and update entities in Umbraco from code
    Subscribing to events
    Using events to modify content or run custom code
    Using the tools included with Umbraco to debug issues with your project


    Using the backoffice to create data
    Content Apps
    Learn how to develop content apps / tools for your editors.


    Porting packages to V8
    Learn how to convert your Umbraco 7 packages to Umbraco 8.
    Create a basic Umbraco site
    This tutorial will take you through the steps of building a basic website with Umbraco.