Frequently Asked Questions

Umbraco is an open-source Content Management System (CMS) for creating, managing, and sharing your content easily on the web. It is written in C# and deployed on Microsoft based infrastructure. The fact that Umbraco is proven, stable and scalable make it a firm favourite amongst developers and designers.

A uSkinned “Theme” is a design which comes fully integrated with a ready-to-use starter kit. When installed you get a fully functioning website (design, layout and CMS integration) seamlessly on top of the Umbraco CMS. You can then use the website as is, or you can customise it to meet your project requirements.

Take a tour of the features that come with the uSkinned Starter Kits.

You may also hear "Themes" referred to as "Skins", "Tempates" or "Starter Kits".

You can browse our themes on our themes page.

A Starter Kit is the engine behind the theme. The Starter Kit provides all of the features that allow you to edit and manage your website content from the Umbraco CMS.

Each uSkinned Theme is fully integrated with the Umbraco CMS and the Starter Kit provides the pre-coded features and functionality.

Each uSkinned Theme has a pre-coded starter kit that is specific to the Theme design allowing content editors to easily manage the website from the Umbraco CMS.

Take a tour of the features that come with the uSkinned Starter Kits.

Once you have installed Umbraco on your site, it's really very simple. It’s a matter of installing our theme packages into your Umbraco install.

Our installer script will automatically unpack all of the design, layout and content structures as well as all the end-user functionality into your CMS install – with just a few clicks of your mouse you have a fully featured website ready to customise and populate with content.

Clear step-by-step installation instructions are outlined in our install guide. There’s also a video where you can watch ‘over our shoulder’ as we install a skin.

The beauty of Umbraco is it is extensible and extendable to your hearts desire. That doesn’t change when you use uSkinned. If you are a developer and you want to add functionality then there are no restrictions to coding and integrating your own customisations with our themes – it’s the same as any other Umbraco install.

In terms of changing the look, feel and design. This is also very straightforward. Nothing is locked down so just jump right into the html or CSS and tweak anything you wish.

In fact, uSkinned is a designers dream. You can now have a fully featured Umbraco site for your client, without the need to do any server side coding. With our Starter Kits out-of-the-box features we’ve built all the functionality you need, leaving you to go to create your own beautiful design on top of our starter kit.

Finally, many customisations of your uSkinned theme can occur without the need to touch any code. We have a host of configuration options within the CMS admin that enable you to change layout’s, define content structures and optimise content so for most of the time, you may find you don’t even need to get your hands dirty.

Please use this form for any support enquiries. We aim to respond to all enquiries within a 24hr period.

We do not provide product support via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter nor do we offer phone support or live chat.

Support enquiries are restricted to questions relating directly to uSkinned code or installation.

Our support service does not cover products supplied by 3rd Parties or issues related to the Umbraco CMS itself.

For information and support with Umbraco, please use the Umbraco forum where there is a friendly community of people to help you.

If you require a bespoke customisation of one of our themes, then contact us here for a quote.

No. We find it easier to manage support enquiries by focusing our resource on the one channel of communication; this enables us to be more effective at helping you. 

Please see our pricing page.

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