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How to install Umbraco CMS and uSkinned Site Builder from NuGet

The quickest and easiest way to start working with Umbraco (v10 and up) and uSkinned Site Builder (v3 and up) is using the command-line interface and running an unattended installation script.

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 scripts, the choice is dependent on whether you would like to use a local database or SQLite database.

Step 3 — option A — Local Database

# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates
dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates

# Create solution/project
dotnet new sln --name MyLocalDatabaseSolution
dotnet new umbraco -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

# Run
dotnet run --project MyLocalDatabaseProject
# Running

Step 3 — option B — SQLite

# Ensure we have the latest Umbraco templates
dotnet new -i Umbraco.Templates

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

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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

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