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The Umbraco website does a poor job at describing their framework, so I thought I would include my learning lesson in this blog to help anyone just getting started with using Umbraco. Umbraco is a Content Management System (CMS) that helps facilitate updating and maintaining website content (pages, images, links, etc). Umbraco is installed by navigating to Umbraco Download and downloading the latest version (currently version 4.7). Then simply setup your web server to create a site and point to that root directory. Next, open up a web browser and navigate to http://servername/Umbraco/ which will launch the installation wizard. Follow the steps throughout the wizard and upon completion you’ll have a fresh installation of the CMS.
After installation, the administration panel is located at http://servername/Umbraco where you will be prompted for the administrator’s username and password. There are different levels of administration and user access that can be administered, but I’ll save that for another blog topic. The following sections describe the base classes that are used throughout Umbraco’s administration section.
The document type specifies custom available properties as Generic Properties. You can create textbox properties for the META tags as described above by simply navigating to the Generic Properties tab on the Base Document type and adding them. Umbraco offers a way to organize properties into easy to use tabs so that a user can click on a “META” tab and see all the properties. Create the “META” tab and assign the Generic Properties to use this tab.
Templates are similar to Master Pages in ASP.NET. You can specify one document and content regions that will be replaced in other pages that inherit from the template. Master Pages CAN inherit from other master pages.
Web pages are the guts of the umbraco system. By selecting the template and populating the data types, you’ll have a quick web page in your site. Adding additional pages is easy.
To find out more information or to get started, navigate to Umbraco’s Wiki. Here’s the link: Umbraco Wiki