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I have been away from Umbraco for a while, and have not worked with the newer versions (from 4.5 up).
I just installed (after MANY problems) 4.7 on windows 7 / sql svr 2008.
The first thing that strikes me is this whole webmatrix thing, my site is not in Inetpub where it used to be and it looks like i can only acces via webmatrix. Sorry to sound like an idiot, but can anyone please explain the what's and why's of this?
Next problem, i installed the uComponents package, but now i can not create new data types. If i create a new data type it appear in the list, but the right side window where you set rendercontrol and other settings just remains blank. This is also true if i just select one of the existing data types.
Is there something i can read about the newer versions that would make life easier for me?
Webmatrix runs its own webserver, i.e, IIS Express.
Try the manual install following the steps mentioned in the URL.
Hope this will help.
4.7 is an fantastic release so it's a shame you're having problems.
You can always install Umbraco without WebMatrix as Rajeev as suggested, the easiest way is via the Web Platform Installer, you get the option to use IIS Express or the full version.
What version of uComponents did you install? It's the most popular package for Umbraco so obviously not every is having this issue, can you post a screen shot of your issue?
I have no doubts that 4.7 is amazing, i'm just totally confused about all the new stuff.
And i can not get my head around webmatrix, i simply don't understand why i wold want it. What does it give me that Umbraco doesent have?
Why would i want yet another web development tool just to acces my Umbraco site?
I think i fixed the uComponents problem by uninstalling and reinstalling the package. It does look like it has a million cool things.
I did use the platform installer but i did not get any choise to not use webmatrix. The only thing i could choose was sql server or sqlserver CE.
You can choose not to use Webmatrix by clicking 'Options' which gives you the following screen
WebMatrix is just a different way to develop with Umbraco, some devs work only in the browser, some in Web Matrix, some in Visual Studio and I'm sure plently of other environments too, it's just down to preference.
There's a quick overview of developing Umbraco withing WebMatrix here if you're interested http://umbraco.com/help-and-support/video-tutorials/getting-started/working-with-webmatrix
Best of luck
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