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Mentor Web Blocks for Umbraco v6

What is Mentor Web Blocks

Mentor Web Blocks is a ground breaking free and open source Umbraco package that further enhances the already fantastic Umbraco CMS. Mentor Web Blocks adds drag and drop website building functionality for content editors, and excellent code encapsulation for developers.

Developed by certified Umbraco developers at Mentor Digital, the Mentor Web Blocks project is the culmination of 12 months of front and back end development work. The Web Blocks system is already in use by 4 major NHS websites, FTSE 250 companies, charities and large scale membership organisations.

Want to see it in action?

Backoffice editing video demo: http://www.screenr.com/mEwH

Frontend editing video demo: http://www.screenr.com/yzwH

For Developers

The Web Blocks system has been developed to encapsulate code for each block in a re-usable and loosely coupled way. Blocks can now makes use of Partial Views, neatly organising your scripts into re-usable and shareable snippets. Templates can be developed to be pre-populated with blocks and also blocks can be added retrospectively to templates populating all pages using this template with the new block that has been added. For interface developers the Web Blocks system is very flexible and can adapted to work with any interface framework.
Read the Getting started guide for developers at www.mentorwebblocks.com/.../

For Content Editors

The Web Blocks system provides the ability to drag blocks of content into defined areas on a preview canvas, directly from the content tree. Users can create blocks in the content tree in the same way as creating normal pages i.e. from pre-defined block/content types.  Content editors can also update their content live from the front end of the web site.  Blocks behave just like any other node in the content tree and can have parameters just like normal content pages. Once created blocks can be dragged into the preview panel and re-ordered by dragging around the canvas. Once on the canvas, a block can be double-clicked to pop-up an overlay showing the parameters of that block including WYSISYG editor, media pickers etc.
Read the Getting started guide for content editors at www.mentorwebblocks.com/.../

Download the package, or alternatively, download the Web Blocks runway site at the link below.

Download the runway site from http://coderamblings.co.uk/webblocks3_runway_site.zip

Simply unzip it, open the Visual Studio solution and run it!

The Umbraco username for the runway site is:

Username: admin

Password: webblocks


Want more support or have a question?

We have provided a 'Get Started' guide as a downloadable document below.

If you have a question or you require some assistance, please go to http://www.mentorwebblocks.com/support/forum/

Additionally, tweet us on: @mentorwebblocks or @craignoble1989


Found a bug?

You can report issues at:



Want to contribute?

Feel free to fork the project at https://github.com/base33/Mentor-Web-Blocks


Package owner

Mentor Digital

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Previously reported to work on versions:

Package Information

  • Package owner: Mentor Digital
  • Contributors: Craig Noble
  • Created: 10/12/2013
  • Current version 3.0.2
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1.6K