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How to install Umbraco CMS and uSkinned Site Builder from NuGet

Latest compatible version:
Umbraco 13.4.0
uSkinned Site Builder 6.1.2

The quickest and easiest way to start working with Umbraco (v9 and up) and uSkinned Site Builder (v2 and up) is using the command-line interface and running an unattended installation script. If you wish to use SQL Server an unattended installation is not possible. Please refer to Step 3 - Option C.

Step 1

Open the command-line interface.

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

Now choose between one of the following 3 options, the choice is dependent on whether you would like to use a local database, SQLite database or SQL Server database.

Replace {VERSION NUMBER} with the Umbraco version and uSkinned Site Builder version you plan to install.

Step 3 — Option A — Local Database

You can give the solution and project different names if you wish, these are only an example.

# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates
dotnet new install Umbraco.Templates::{VERSION NUMBER}

# Create solution/project
dotnet new sln --name MyLocalDatabaseSolution
dotnet new umbraco --version {VERSION NUMBER} -n MyLocalDatabaseProject --friendly-name "Admin User" --email "admin@admin.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type LocalDB
dotnet sln add MyLocalDatabaseProject
dotnet add MyLocalDatabaseProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder --version {VERSION NUMBER}

# Run
dotnet run --project MyLocalDatabaseProject
# Running

Once the script has finished running, you will see a console message similar to this:

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

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the localhost URL in the console message.

uSkinned Site Builder and Umbraco CMS will now be fully running on your local machine.

Step 3 — Option B — SQLite

You can give the solution and project different names if you wish, these are only an example.

# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates
dotnet new install Umbraco.Templates::{VERSION NUMBER}

# Create solution/project
dotnet new sln --name MySQLiteSolution
dotnet new umbraco --version {VERSION NUMBER} -n MySQLiteProject --friendly-name "Administrator" --email "admin@admin.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite dotnet sln add MySQLiteProject dotnet add MySQLiteProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder --version {VERSION NUMBER} # Run dotnet run --project MySQLiteProject #Running

Once the script has finished running, you will see a console message similar to this:

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

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the localhost URL in the console message.

uSkinned Site Builder and Umbraco CMS will now be fully running on your local machine.

Step 3 — Option C — SQL Server

# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates
dotnet new install Umbraco.Templates::{VERSION NUMBER}

# Create solution/project
dotnet new sln --name MySQLServerSolution
dotnet new umbraco --version {VERSION NUMBER} -n MySQLServerProject dotnet sln add MySQLServerProject # Run dotnet run --project MySQLServerProject #Running

Once the script has finished running, you will see a console message similar to this:

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

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the localhost URL in the console message.

Fill out the Umbraco installation form making sure that you change your database to SQL Server.

After installation is complete and you are logged into the Umbraco CMS, close your website via the command line window. CTRL C on windows.

You are now ready to install uSkinned Site Builder. Return to your command line window.

dotnet add MySQLServerProject package uSkinnedSiteBuilder --version {VERSION NUMBER}

# Run
dotnet run --project MySQLServerProject
# Running

Once the script has finished running, you will see a console message similar to this:

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

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the localhost URL in the console message.

uSkinned Site Builder and Umbraco CMS will now be fully running on your local machine.

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