uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 10 is here!
We're delighted to announce the immediate release of uSkinned Site Builder (v3) for Umbraco version 10.
As of today, uSkinned Site Builder (v3) is a .NET 6 package for Umbraco 10 — the first Site Builder available on the market!
Here's what you can expect with uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco version 10:
A multi award-winning experience
Our underlying code may have changed a little but you'll still get a multiple award-winning, awesome uSkinned experience. This means that everything should be instantly familiar if you’ve worked with uSkinned Site Builder before.
100% .NET 6
uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 10 is now built for .NET 6.
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.
Fully cross platform
Umbraco 10 is the first version of Umbraco to have full cross-platform support, meaning you can install it along with uSkinned Site Builder on Windows, Linux, and macOS — and the process is exactly the same.
WebP image support
The next-generation image format, WebP, had previously been supported by uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 8 and offered amazing SEO performance enhancements. Sadly, it was not available with Umbraco 9 but we are happy to say that Umbraco 10 now fully supports the WebP file format — woohoo! Best of all, we handle the conversion to WebP from any other file format for you — just upload your images as normal, and let uSkinned Site Builder handle the rest.
We recently completed a major accessibility review of the front end of uSkinned Site Builder. Although we were very happy with how it performed, there were a number of points raised where we could enhance our solution even further.
The implementation of all new accessibility features has now been completed and they are available in this latest release. Site Builder is now fully WCAG AA 2.1 compliant.
Get started today
With Umbraco 10, users should install directly using NuGet. You can now find uSkinned Site Builder as a package on both NuGet and Our Umbraco. You can follow the steps below to get started.
Download and install Umbraco 10 with uSkinned Site Builder and Umbraco Forms via NuGet
Run this snippet in the command line:
# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates # Create solution/project dotnet new sln --name "MySolution" dotnet new umbraco -n "MyProject" --friendly-name "Administrator" --email "firstname.lastname@example.org" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite dotnet sln add "MyProject" #Add Packages dotnet add "MyProject" package Umbraco.Forms dotnet add "MyProject" package uSkinnedSiteBuilder dotnet run --project "MyProject" #Running
You will now have uSkinned Site Builder for Umbraco 10 successfully installed and running on your local machine with an SQLite database.
The above code snippet was generated using the Package Script Writer created by Paul Seal from Codeshare.
Upgrade from Site Builder V2 to V3
If you're already running uSkinned Site Builder 2 for Umbraco 9 then that's no problem at all, we've got the perfect guide to help you upgrade to the latest version.
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 a license before you can get up and running.
Activate your license
Please download your license file and add the file to the ~/umbraco/Licenses directory of your Umbraco installation.
Once you've downloaded and added your license file to the correct directory location, please restart your application and then log in to the CMS.
If everything has been installed correctly then you will see a valid license message and version numbers of both Site Builder and Umbraco on your dashboard.
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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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.