Install or upgrade to Site Builder 3.0.5 today.
There are 14 feature enhancements and 18 bug fixes in this release. Below we will run through some of the highlights, however, you can view everything else in the changelog for 3.0.5.
3.0.5 Release Highlights
Quick Start options on the Dashboard
When you first log in to uSkinned Site Builder you will be presented with the Dashboard. Until version 3.0.5 this displayed your license status, tours, user details and recent activity.
With the launch of 3.0.5, you will note a change to the tours and the inclusion of two new options: Quick Create & Multiple website setup. Each new option can be clicked to open and reveal a variety of quick-start options.
This offers an easy one-click way to create a new Page, Blog section (including RSS feed, Categories, Authors and Posts folders), Search page, Sitemap XML and Robots TXT.
Multiple Website Setup
This offers an easy one-click way to create an entirely new website within the same solution. This includes a new Home node and Global node (including all Settings, Navigation, Footer, Reusable Components and Reusable Pods).
Please note, Multiple Website Setups that require more than one primary domain will require a Multiple Website License. See our Website License Agreement for more information. Get in touch with our team about Multiple Website Licenses.
Custom Print CSS
Site Builder includes a baseline print-ready stylesheet to ensure customers are ready to offer the most accessible and environmentally friendly version of their website to their end-users.
Thanks again for some great feedback, we've now included a Custom Print CSS field to the theme designs interface inside the CMS. Making it even easier for users to add their own customisations to uSkinned without altering the underlying codebase.
Dictionary item organisation
Another enhancement for content editors, something we always strive to do with every release, is improved Translation management. Site Builder comes with a variety of dictionary items within the Translation section of the CMS.
Now, instead of one long list of dictionary items, we've grouped these into categories for ease of use and faster translation.
This list only scratches the surface, find out about all the other new features and enhancements in 3.0.5 in the Changelog.
How to access 3.0.5
Upgrading to 3.0.5
Are you fed up reading and want to try it out, no problem, follow this guide on how to install the upgrade.
Install 3.0.5 on a new site
Starting from scratch? Great, here's the code snippet to get started. Copy and paste this into the command line and you're good to go.
Choose the database option that best suits you...
Option A — Local Database
# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates # Create solution/project dotnet new sln --name MyLocalDatabaseSolution dotnet new umbraco -n MyLocalDatabaseProject --friendly-name "Admin User" --email "email@example.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type LocalDB dotnet sln add MyLocalDatabaseProject dotnet add MyLocalDatabaseProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder # Run dotnet run --project MyLocalDatabaseProject # Running
Option B — SQLite
# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates # Create solution/project dotnet new sln --name MySQLiteSolution
dotnet new umbraco -n MySQLiteProject --friendly-name "Administrator" --email "firstname.lastname@example.org" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite dotnet sln add MySQLiteProject dotnet add MySQLiteProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder # Run dotnet run --project MySQLiteProject #Running
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Head over to our pricing page and choose the best plan for you.
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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.