Install or upgrade to Site Builder 4.1 today.
This release is a MASSIVE update, full of awesome new features, improvements and fixes. Below we will run through some of the highlights, however, you can view everything else in the changelog for 4.1.0.
4.1 Release Highlights
A fully integrated eCommerce solution perfect for any online shop. Create, manage and publish an unlimited number of products direct from uSkinned Site Builder. Assign categories, product variants, options, and more — let Snipcart handle the checkout process and order fulfilment.
- Fully customisable shop and product pages
- Product management
- Product variants and options
- Shop categories (dropdowns, checkboxes and radio buttons)
- Free text search on shop listings
- Sort ordering on shop listings
- Product SEO
- Physical products
- Digital download products
- Unlimited number of products
- Product labels
- Discount & promo codes
- Abandoned cart recovery
- Shipping (FedEx, UPS, custom shipping and more)
- Payment gateways (Stripe, PayPal, Square, custom gateways and more)
- Plus lots, lots more.
Once you've installed 4.1.0, follow this guide on how to activate your shop and start selling.
For customers using our existing integration with Ecwid, there is no need to worry. Our new Snipcart integration is simply an option found in Global > Settings. You can continue to use Ecwid with no disruption.
Listings with Filtering
Easy-to-use interactive listings with an unlimited number of filterable categories and free text search. Perfect for a variety of scenarios: Real estate listings, Case Study listings, Contact Directory listings, plus lots more.
- Free text search
- Sort ordering
- Categories (dropdowns, checkboxes and radio buttons)
- Unlimited number of child pages.
Once you've installed 4.1.0, follow this guide on how to activate your interactive Listing.
We have now introduced a new license provider. Before you upgrade to Site Builder 4.1, you will first need to activate a new license file.
Prior to releasing Site Builder via NuGet, customers could only download package updates and license files for a period of one year (365 days) after the date of purchase. With our new license, if you try to upgrade via NuGet more than one year after the date registered on your license, then you will receive a license error.
Option to display member-only content within search results.
New multilingual aria-label attributes in underlying code. Can be managed via Translation section.
Update to logic for 404s (page not found).
WebP site logos
Fix to code that enables WebP rendering of site logo.
WebP lazy loading
The initial smaller image that is used for lazy loading will now render as WebP. Improves SEO and page speed results.
Improved performance of pagination in search results, listings, blogs, and shops.
Label design settings
An unlimited number of product label colour options can be added to any theme design.
How to access 4.1
Upgrading to 4.1
Are you fed up reading and want to try it out, no problem, follow this guide on how to install the upgrade.
Install 4.1 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 "firstname.lastname@example.org" --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 "email@example.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite dotnet sln add MySQLiteProject dotnet add MySQLiteProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder # Run dotnet run --project MySQLiteProject #Running
How to buy a license
Head over to our pricing page and choose the best plan for you.
If you've purchased Site Builder within the past year then login to the uSkinned Members Portal now to create and download your license.
If you purchased a Site Builder license more than a year ago, then you will need to purchase an extended support license before you can upgrade to 4.1. Login to the uSkinned Members Portal to find out.
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