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Multiple Start Nodes


Umbraco 7.7+ now support multiple start nodes. It is recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of Umbraco rather than relying on this package. Note: Umbraco 7.7+ does NOT yet support seperate start nodes for pickers. If that is a feature you would like please vote for it at http://issues.umbraco.org/issue/U4-10147.



This package gives you the ability to set multiple content/media start nodes for users.

Note: This package is still in development and has not been tested on a production site. Use at your own risk.

What it does

  • Limits the main content/media trees to specific start nodes
  • Removes inaccessible nodes from back-office search results
  • Removes inaccessible ancestors from breadcrumbs
  • Removes Create, Sort, and Republish entire site from the root nodes for non-admins
  • Hides or disables upload buttons and dropzones in the media picker and list view when a user is in a folder they do not have access to
  • Prevents users from accessing a node they shouldn't have access to (if they somehow knew the node id)
  • Optionally limits pickers to the user's start nodes
  • Optionally removes the copy, move, and delete actions on the user's start nodes


Package configurations are available in Config/MultipleStartNodes.config.

  • LimitPickersToStartNodes Determines whether or not users should be able to pick content/media nodes that are outside of their start node trees. Setting to false will allow all users to pick any content/media node on the site. Default: true.
  • RemoveActionsForStartNodes Right-click context menu actions to remove on start nodes. The default prevents editors from copying, moving, or deleteing their start node. Default: copy,move,delete.


Please contribute or submit issues at https://github.com/danwhite85/Umbraco.MultipleStartNodes.


Release Notes


  • Fix issue: Cannot create media items using MediaService.CreateMediaWithIdentity.


  • Fix issue with users not being able to create media items in 7.5.5+
  • Fix issue with users being able to move media nodes into the root or folder they shouldn't have access to
  • Refactor front-end to be more compatible with different Umbraco versions
  • Refactor back-end to use already existing UmbracoContext instead of using UmbracoContext.Current


  • Fix issue with the list view hiding options from admins
  • Prevent users from editing a node they shouldn't have access to
  • Add support for old media dialog picker (still used in RTE)
  • Fix compatibility issue with Analytics plugin



Package owner

Dan White

Dan White

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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: 7.6.x, 7.5.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Dan White
  • Created: 04/12/2016
  • Current version 0.2.1
  • .NET version 4.5.1
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1.6K

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