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April 3, 2021 12:04

UmbracoCMS (edit)

Flexible Content Management | No fuss, no limitations (umbraco.com)

Publish Blogs Or Content To Umbraco From Your Mobile Phone - ProWorks Web Design, Development, and Umbraco Blog

All the Latest Customer Experience Marketing News and Information (cmswire.com)

Umbraco Cms in Asp.Net MVC 5

October 2, 2020 04:49

Umbraco Cms in Asp.Net MVC 5 (edit)






How to make a website in 5 steps using Umbraco CMS

June 7, 2020 08:33

How to make a website in 5 steps using Umbraco CMS (edit)


How to make a small business website in 5 simple steps through Umbraco CMS

Umbraco is an easy installation CMS, which is available with multiple features. It is rather possible to create websites for small businesses without getting into code use and by just using pre-built templates and back-end CMS. However, with this simple CMS tool, creating smaller websites will turn out to be rather fun than complex. Just follow the steps from the core.

Step 1: Setting up a website and installing Umbraco:

Here, first, you have to open VWD and click “New Web Site” from side-bar at the left of the start page. Later, you need to select Visual C# from “Installed Templates” in the left column of “New Site” Dialog.



After that, you have to select “asp.net empty site” from central section and choose a location on the machine. After creating the website and opening it in VMD window, you need to change the virtual path in properties from “/umbracosite” to”/”.

You need a database full of Umbraco information to make the back-end work really well. There are multiple data sources to use but WPI will install SQL Server Express automatically to use. Later, you have to create a new one with the help of “SQL Server Management Studio”. You have to connect to a server with the help of SQL Authentication with “sa” as username and your created password during installation.

The first screen is license one and here you need to accept to continue to reach to next page. Here, enter the name of SQL server with the name of a created database, username and password for accessing SQL server. In the next screen, choose the password for access Umbraco. Next, you have to select the site to create and receive a tailor-made kit for that site type.

Step 2: Defining the document types:

It is an important part and hard to modify later. Document types mainly define visible site pages, like content, home, new pages and more. It further determines the editable parts or administration fields for a site in back up CMS.

Each different area will map various regions in the back end. Even the various panels in the content slider will map to specified document type not related to the whole page specifically.

Step 3: Choosing the templates:

While creating a document type, you need to create a matching template. Try expanding “templates” folder in node tree to check on existing ones. You need to nest templates just like Document Types. For nesting templates, you have to select each one and choose which should be nested.

The Homepage, Content and News List ones should be under “Base Page.” It is time to start with coding by adding code to each template. The Base Page should have elements common to all the pages to the site. Open the master file in VWD, where you will find existing ASPX code in a file.

You can add codes to master pages through Umbraco backend. When you select “templates” in “setting” areas, it will automatically load a copy of the file into a right panel for editing. It is useful for making changes and updates to “master pages”. It is also used for inserting items or macros.

Step 4: adding “Newlist” macro:

Now, it is time to create new XSLT file in back-end and name it “newslist.” Here, you have to use non-standard entity under HTML and then define it in entity list in XSLT doctype declaration. To add mdash entity, you have to add <!ENTITY mdash “—”> code, within the bracket available directory just after defining the current non-breaking space entity.

Step 5: getting started with Hero panel:

At first, you need to learn the number of panels in Hero panel and then create navigation model. You already know the number of panels existing as you have created those on the back end. But for adding some more, let someone else maintain and add it for you. For that, you have to create new “.js” file. Save it in “Scripts” folder as “hero.js.” For styling the Hero panel, there are some codes available and to be added as the bottom of site.css panel.

For details on ways to create a small business website using Umbraco, you need to head for the experts. The procedures are too lengthy and should only be handled by experts out there. So, let them work on it on your behalf.

Umbraco Cms

June 5, 2020 08:48

Umbraco Cms (edit)

My blog: Umbraco version 7.5.13 assembly: 1.0.6309.16496

UmbracoCMS site sample: http://www.doctor-premium.com/

UmbracoCMS V8: https://codeshare.co.uk/blog/how-to-start-working-with-umbraco-v8/

UmbracoCMS V7: https://www.jondjones.com/learn-umbraco-cms/umbraco-7-tutorials/ (HAY HAY HAY)








https://www.hirist.com/j/goalreify-net-umbraco-developer-c-mvc-git-4-13-yrs-325686.html (Umbraco developer)

https://github.com/jondjones/JonDJones.Umbraco.MegaMenu (Mega Menu)

Getting Started


Hangfire with Umbraco


Client Dependency Framework

A library for managing CSS & JavaScript dependencies and optimization in ASP.NET

CDF is a framework for managing CSS & JavaScript dependencies and optimizations for your web application.







Starter Kit Lessons





Getting Started

Tutorials - Creating-Basic-Site











Tutorials - Editors-Manual












Logging In and Out


Umbraco Interface


Creating, Saving and Publishing Content


Finding Content


Editing Existing Content


The sample content includes:

  • Home - The home (or frontpage) of the site.
  • Text pages - Generic text page with multi-column layout options.
  • Blog - Blog section for the site, with blog overview and blog posts.
  • Products - Product section, with featured products ready for shop integration.
  • People - People section, with people profiles. Can be used for an employee section, for example.
  • Contact page - The contact page contains a customizable map and contact form.


Umbraco is an information platform that allows you to quickly and easily publish information onto a website without the need for any prior knowledge of web page editing. It is designed to be simple to use yet powerful and flexible enough to enable users full control of their website content.

No special skills are required in order to create, publish and manage web pages and related content with Umbraco. Any prior web page editing experience you may have will of course prove useful in terms of understanding what you want your website to do. Anything you can do using HTML can also be done in Umbraco – the functionality is not reduced just because Umbraco is easy to use.

The Umbraco platform can be utilized for all types of websites – from public websites to intranets and extranets, whether password protected or not. It can even be used to manage multiple websites from a single Umbraco instance. Regardless of the type, authorization to edit them can be given to anybody you choose and as editing is done via a web browser, it can be done at any time and in any place.

Umbraco is designed to be intuitive and straight-forward so the aim of this manual is to explain each step with clear instructions and help get you editing your website with ease.

Happy editing!

Rich Text Editor

https://our.umbraco.com/Documentation/Tutorials/Editors-Manual/Working-with-Content/Rich-Text-Editor/index-v7 (HAY)

  • Link to a Page on Another Website
  • Link to a Page in Umbraco
  • Link to a Media File in Umbraco
  • Link to an email address in Umbraco
  • Link to an Anchor on the Same Page
    • Creating an anchor
    • Linking to an anchor
  • Create a Link from an Image

Media (Video)


Umbraco ships with configuration to embed media from the following third-party providers:

  • Flickr
  • SlideShare
  • Kickstarter
  • Getty Images
  • Poll Everywhere
  • PollDaddy
  • Instagram
  • Rdio
  • SoundCloud
  • YouTube
  • StreamUmbraco
  • Dailymotion
  • Hulu
  • Vimeo
  • TedTalks
  • Screenr
  • Twitgoo
  • Twitter



Umbraco 7 Editors Manual






Open Source


  • Nuget UmbracoCms
  • Show all files > Include in Project
  • Build solution
  • F5 > Confirm to Modify the Web.config > OK
  • Enter the Name, Email, Password
  • Select Customize
  • Enter the SQL Server information
  • Configure an ASP.NET Machine Key > No
  • Umbraco Forms

Configure an ASP.NET Machine Key

By default the installer will generate a custom ASP.Net Machine Key for your site and install it into your web.config file. A Machine Key is used for hashing and encryption and it is recommended that you install a custom one into your site. This ensures that your site is fully portable between environments that might have different Machine Key settings and that your site by default will work with load balancing when installed between various server environments.

Getting Started

1/12: Welcome to Umbraco - The Friendly CMS

Thank you for choosing Umbraco - we think this could be the beginning of something beautiful. While it may feel overwhelming at first, we've done a lot to make the learning curve as smooth and fast as possible.

In this quick tour we will introduce you to the main areas of Umbraco and show you how to best get started.

If you don't want to take the tour now you can always start it by opening the Help drawer in the bottom left corner.

2/12: Main Menu
This is the main menu in Umbraco backoffice. Here you can navigate between the different sections, see your user profile and open the help drawer.
3/12: Sections
Each area in Umbraco is called a Section. Right now you are in the Content section, when you want to go to another section simply click on the appropriate icon in the main menu and you'll be there in no time.
4/12: The Tree

This is the Tree and it is the main navigation inside a section.

In the Content section the tree is called the Content tree and here you can navigate the content of your website.

5/12: Dashboards

A dashboard is the main view you are presented with when entering a section within the backoffice, and can be used to show valuable information to the users of the system.

Notice that some sections have multiple dashboards.

6/12: Search
The search allows you to quickly find whatever you're looking for across sections within Umbraco.
7/12: User profile
Now click on your user avatar to open the user profile dialog.

Umbraco Forms


You've just installed Umbraco Forms - Let's create your first form

My Documents

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JQCXk52B5UmY-8Q1jEr0oXsu7mg7E3rB454mTLXLPw8/ (manhng83@gmail.com)

Umbraco CMS 7.15.5

Version 7.15.5 with .NET Framework 4.5.2


Please read the release notes on our.umbraco.com:


https://our.umbraco.com/download/releases/7155 (This article using it)


  • ASP.NET MVC (v5.2.3)
  • Entity Framework Code First (v6.1.3)
  • ASP.Net Identity (v2.2.1) and Owin
  • Dependency Injection using Castle Windsor (v3.3.0)



https://24days.in/media/1226/add-umbraco-to-existing-mvc-site-detailed-walkthrough.pdf (PDF Document)

Umbraco and MVC sitting in a tree, K I S S ...

Ever wanted to add Umbraco to an existing site, or to know how to get 'pure' MVC and Umbraco to play nicely? This article walks you through adding Umbraco to an existing MVC site with Identity and Dependency Injection, using h5yabeer.com as an example...


Setting Up Umbraco Locally



Umbraco & PetaPoco to store blog comments


Making a simple Umbraco MVC Application


Forum package for Umbraco v7.1 onwards


Current Features Include (with Umbraco 7.1)

  • Multi-Lingual / Localisation (Using Umbraco)
  • Points System
  • Moderate Topics & Posts
  • Badge System (Like Stack Overflow)
  • Permission System
  • Roles / Member Groups (Using Umbraco)
  • Mark Posts as Solution
  • Vote Up / Down Posts
  • Global and Weekly points Leader board
  • Responsive Bootstrap Theme
  • Latest Activity
  • Simple API / Service Factory
  • Polls
  • Spam Prevention
  • Facebook & Google Login
  • Private Messages
  • Member & Post Reporting
  • Favourite Posts
  • Plus loads more!

This project is custom ASP.NET MVC Validation Attributes for Models, that allows error messages to be regionalised with dictionary items from Umbraco.


This is the new shiny MVC version of Umbraco CWS starter site package


A fluent CRUD user interface generator for Umbraco https://our.umbraco.org/projects/back…








CodeShare Starter Kit



Articulate blog package


uCommerce package


Tea Commerce


https://our.umbraco.com/packages/starter-kits/igloo-theme/ (HAY HAY HAY)

https://demo.iglootheme.com/ (HAY HAY HAY)

https://our.umbraco.com/packages/starter-kits/upillar/ (CV template)

https://our.umbraco.com/packages/starter-kits/umbraco-pylon-framework/ (Umbraco 7.11.1 + NewtonSoft.JSON 10.3.0Umbraco.Pylon + UmbracoPylon)



A wonderful Blog engine built on Umbraco

Minimum Umbraco version: 8.1.2

Supporting all the features you'd want in a blogging platform

  • Categories & Tags
  • Themes
  • Multiple archives
  • Live Writer support
  • Markdown support
  • Post from your mobile phone including photos direct from you camera
  • Disqus or Facebook comment support (or build your own)
  • Search
  • Blogml import/export (including Disqus import)
  • Customizable RSS feeds
  • Customizable urls
  • Author profiles

Version 7.10.x (100%)

Umbraco - Source Code Samples


            long pageSize = 500;
            int? itemCount = null;
            long currPage = 0;
            int rowCount = 0;

                LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>($"Starting do loop {currPage}");

                // Get the paged queries
                Database.BuildPageQueries<dynamic>(currPage, pageSize, sql, ref args, out var sqlCount, out var sqlPage);

                LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>($"Paged sql query: {sqlPage}");
                LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>($"sqlCount = {sqlCount}");
                LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>(string.Join("/", args.ForEach(x => x.ToString())));

                // get the item count once
                if (itemCount == null)
                    itemCount = Database.ExecuteScalar<int>(sqlCount, args);

                    LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>($"itemCount == {itemCount}");


                // iterate over rows without allocating all items to memory (Query vs Fetch)
                foreach (var row in Database.Query<dynamic>(sqlPage, args))
                    LogHelper.Debug<ContentRepository>($"Starting foreach for row {rowCount}");


                    string parentId = ((int)row.parentID).ToInvariantString();
                    string xml = row.xml;
                    int sortOrder = row.sortOrder;

                    //if the parentid is changing
                    if (last != null && last.GetAttribute("parentID") != parentId)
                        parent = xmlDoc.GetElementById(parentId);
                        if (parent == null)
                            //Need to short circuit here, if the parent is not there it means that the parent is unpublished
                            // and therefore the child is not published either so cannot be included in the xml cache

                    var xmlDocFragment = xmlDoc.CreateDocumentFragment();
                    xmlDocFragment.InnerXml = xml;

                    last = (XmlElement)parent.AppendChild(xmlDocFragment);

                    // fix sortOrder - see notes in UpdateSortOrder
                    last.Attributes["sortOrder"].Value = sortOrder.ToInvariantString();

                //rowCount = 0;

            } while (rowCount <= itemCount);


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