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How to download and install the latest version of Umbraco CMS

The quickest way to get up and running with the latest version of Umbraco 9 and above is using the command line interface. 

Step 1

Open your command line.

You can do this by navigating to any folder on your machine and typing cmd into the browser bar followed by the enter key.

Step 2

Install the Umbraco templates with:

dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates

Step 3

To create a new project, run:

dotnet new umbraco --name MyProject

Please note, what you name your project is up to you. For instance, if you name it NewWebsite you would run the following instead:

dotnet new umbraco --name NewWebsite

Step 4

Enter the project folder, it will be the folder containing the .csproj file

Step 5

Run and build your project using 

dotnet run

Step 6

The console will output a message similar to: 

[10:57:39 INF] Now listening on: https://localhost:44388

Step 7

Open your preferred browser and navigate to the local URL.

Step 8

Follow instructions on the installer to complete the installation of Umbraco.