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uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 13

Get up to speed with our latest release of Site Builder — fully compatible with Umbraco 13 (LTS).

Embracing the Future with uSkinned Site Builder 6 and Umbraco 13

In the ever-evolving world of web development, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. That's why we're thrilled to announce the latest milestone in our journey: the launch of uSkinned Site Builder 6, fully optimised for the innovative Umbraco CMS version 13.

A Leap Forward with uSkinned Site Builder 6

uSkinned Site Builder 6 is not just another version update; it represents a significant leap forward in web development. At the heart of this upgrade is the integration of Bootstrap 5.3.2, a move that dramatically enhances the frontend experience. This update brings a suite of innovative features and improvements, specifically designed to elevate your web-building experience to new heights.

With uSkinned Site Builder 6, you can expect:

  • Enhanced Responsiveness and Adaptability: Our websites are now more responsive and adaptable, ensuring optimal display on any device.
  • Advanced Customisation: Unlock new design possibilities with more customisation options and sleek, modern components.
  • Improved Accessibility: Keeping up with the latest updates, we ensure a more accessible web experience for all users.

The Game-Changing Umbraco 13

Umbraco 13 is a game-changer in the CMS world. Powered by the latest .NET 8 and C# 12, it offers unmatched performance and scalability. Key features of Umbraco 13 include:

  • Dynamic Root for the Multinode Treepicker: Enhances content management efficiency.
  • User-Friendly Webhooks: Simplifies integrations and automations.
  • Content Delivery API Enhancements: Offers nested field limiting and expansion for a superior content delivery experience.
  • Secure Concurrent Login Control: Ensures higher security for user sessions.
  • Long-Term Support: Umbraco 13 is supported until Q4 2026, providing peace of mind for the future.

Bootstrap 5.3.2: A New Era of Frontend Development

The transition from Bootstrap 4 to 5.3.2 marks a significant upgrade in our frontend development. Key benefits include:

  • Lighter and Speedier Experience: The departure from jQuery paves the way for a more efficient and faster web experience.
  • Gradual Transition: We maintain a balance by keeping jQuery in certain areas to ensure smooth operation during this transition phase.

Additional Enhancements in uSkinned Site Builder

Beyond these major updates, uSkinned Site Builder 6 also introduces several enhancements to improve your web-building journey:

  • Enhanced Image Formatting: Our Rich Text Editor now offers better image formatting capabilities, adding visual appeal to your content.
  • Boosted Social Link Accessibility: Ensuring easier and more accessible connections to your site.
  • Improved Keyboard Focus States: Enhancing navigation for keyboard users.

The combination of Umbraco 13 and uSkinned Site Builder 6 marks a new era in CMS and web-building experience. These updates are designed to provide a seamless, inclusive, and cutting-edge platform for web developers and designers alike. Embrace the future with us as we continue to innovate and redefine the web development landscape.

How to access 6.0.0

Upgrading to 6.0.0

Are you fed up reading and want to try it out, no problem, follow this guide on how to install the upgrade.

Install 6.0.0 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 "" --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 "" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite dotnet sln add MySQLiteProject dotnet add MySQLiteProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder # Run dotnet run --project MySQLiteProject #Running

How to get started

New Customers

Head over to our pricing page and choose the best plan for you. 

Existing Customers

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 6.0.0. Login to the uSkinned Members Portal to find out. 

Free Trial

Sign up for our no-obligation, Microsoft Azure-hosted free trial of uSkinned Site Builder. 

Host with uSkinned

Seamless hosting, Umbraco and uSkinned are preinstalled on a world-class and secure platform. Experience the easiest and most affordable way to launch a uSkinned-powered website.

Talk to us about Hosted uSkinned Websites today.

uSkinned Site Builder 6.0.0 isn't just about upgrading to Umbraco 13; it's about enhancing your experience to be more enjoyable, flexible, and efficient. We're eager to see the incredible websites you'll craft using the advancements in this latest version.

Stay tuned for even more exciting updates, and enjoy your journey with uSkinned Site Builder 6 for Umbraco 13!

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to post them in the comment section or reach out to our team at any time.



About the author

Paul Daly

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.

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