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How to download and install uSkinned Site Builder upgrades with NuGet

Latest compatible version: Umbraco 11.2.2 uSkinned Site Builder 4.1.2

Step 1

Upgrade Umbraco CMS to latest version.

dotnet add package Umbraco.Cms

You may also need to update the target .NET framework of your project to match the compatible version for Umbraco CMS.

Step 2 — Install the uSkinned upgrade

From the command-line interface, access the directory where your website project is held. We will now need to run a command that specifies the version of uSkinned Site Builder we want to add.

Depending on the version you want to upgrade to the command should look something like this: 

dotnet add package uSkinnedSiteBuilder --version {VERSION NUMBER}

Please make sure you run the command for the correct version.

Once the installation is complete you can run your website once again using the command: 

dotnet run

After installing your upgrade a folder may or may not be created which relates to the version number you have installed:

~/usn/updates/{VERSION NUMBER}/uSync

If this is the case move onto step 2. If an updates folder relating to the package version is not present then you have completed the update process and there is no need to move onto step 2.

Step 2 — Install uSync

uSync is an awesome Umbraco package that takes the bits of Umbraco that are stored in a database and moves them to disk, so you can source control, copy and move your Umbraco site between computers and servers.

All the details you need to install the uSync package for Umbraco 9 + can be found here:

Once you have completed the installation of uSync you can move on to the remaining steps.

Step 3 

Go to your Umbraco website directory and copy the contents of:

~/usn/updates/{VERSION NUMBER}/

Paste the contents of the uSync folder above into your uSync folder at the route level of your website. Your uSync version folder may be v9. This can have any name. It is controlled by a uSync config setting.

Any other files in your updates folder should be pasted into the corresponding path at the route level of your website. 

Run your website and login to the Umbraco CMS. Dont worry if you see an error when browsing the frontend of your website at his stage.

Go to the Settings (Section) > uSync (node) > Import Settings

This will update Document Type and Data Type changes

Go to the Settings (Section) > uSync (node) > Import Content

This will update Dictionary item changes

When the settings import is complete your website will be upgraded.

You have now successfully upgraded uSkinned Site Builder.