uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 9 has landed!
We're delighted to announce the immediate release of uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco version 9.
As of today, uSkinned Site Builder is a .NET 5 (ASP.NET Core) package for Umbraco 9 — the first Site Builder available on the market!
Here's what you can expect from uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco version 9:
An award-winning experience
The underlying framework and code might have changed but you'll still get an award-winning, awesome Site Builder experience. This means that everything should be instantly familiar if you’ve worked with uSkinned Site Builder before.
100% .NET 5 and ASP.NET Core.
uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 9 is now built for .NET 5 and ASP.NET Core.
This allows any developer to take full advantage of all the improvements and performance enhancements provided by Microsoft ASP.NET Core and gives them access to new technologies like Razor TagHelpers, Microsoft Dependency Injection, and View Components.
Compatible with macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows
Great news for macOS and Linux users! With Site Builder for Umbraco version 9 being on .NET 5, uSkinned, like Umbraco 9 itself, is now cross-platform compatible meaning developers can choose their preferred environment.
Get started today
With Umbraco 9 there are no longer ZIP package installations that our existing users might've been used to on previous versions of Umbraco, instead, users should install directly using NuGet.
You can now find uSkinned Site Builder as package on both NuGet and Our Umbraco.
You can follow the steps below to get started.
Download and install Umbraco 9 via NuGet
Follow this guide on how to download and install Umbraco 9 with the command line.
Download and install uSkinned Site Builder via NuGet
Once you've finished installing Umbraco 9 with the command line, please run this snippet:
dotnet add package uSkinnedSiteBuilder
You will now have uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 9 successfully installed and running on localhost.
Download and Install Umbraco 9 & uSkinned Site Builder via NuGet at the same time
Alternatively, you can download and install both Umbraco and uSkinned Site Builder with one command-line script, this is called an unattended install.
As with our previous versions, uSkinned Site Builder is still a licensed product. This means that to run in full you will need to purchase a domain license from our website.
To activate your uSkinned Site Builder license, go to the uSkinned Member Portal. Go to licenses to create and download your license, if you do not have any available licenses then you will need to purchase before you can create and download.
Activate your license
Please download your license file and add the file to the ~/umbraco/Licenses directory of your Umbraco installation.
Once you have downloaded and added your license file to the correct directory location, please restart your application and then log in to the CMS.
If your license has been installed correctly then you will see the Valid Licenses message — see below.
Head over to our pricing page and choose the best plan for you.
If you are already using Site Builder then login to the uSkinned Members Portal now to download.
Sign up for our no-obligation, Microsoft Azure-hosted free trial of uSkinned Site Builder.
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If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section or reach out to our team at any time.
About the author
I am a co-founder and the Creative Lead at uSkinned. It's my responsibility to lead the design and frontend coding efforts for all of our products as well as across each team, including Marketing, Branding, Content and Support.