Umbraco is a simple to use open-source content management system (CMS) on the .NET platform. However, taking your first steps might be a bit tricky if you don't know where to start. Throughout this course we'll look at what makes up Umbraco websites and how to use the Umbraco UI to do everything we desire.
Introduction to Umbraco Welcome to the Pluralsight course, Umbraco Jumpstart. My name is Aaron Powell, and I'll be taking you through this course where we're going to learn about a content management system called Umbraco. In this first module, we're going to do a bit of an introduction to what Umbraco is and get started with it. So throughout this course, we're going to have a look at what Umbraco is. We're going to be introduced to the features that it has within it, we're going to be introduced to why it's a tool we might wanting to include in now with application development, and ultimately what it's going to be bringing to the table. We're going to have a look at how we can set Umbraco up for ourselves on our machines, get it installed, and start interacting with it. We're going to then have a walkthrough of what some of the concepts and terms that we might come across when building an Umbraco application is. This will make it easier for us to understand Umbraco as a piece of software that we want to work with. It will also help us understand when other people are talking to other people in the Umbraco community what they're talking about so that we know when someone is talking about a document type, a data type, or a macro what they're referring to in the context of Umbraco. And finally, we're going to finish off this course by building a complete Umbraco website from scratch. This will be a simple website that can be used for a business or for a personal website, and we're going to see the end-to-end process that it would take to build one of these up. Throughout the course as we're building up to the final module where the build the full site, we'll be looking at an instance of Umbraco that comes prepackaged with a lot of the features that we'd want in a website so we can see the terminology and the features that we're talking about in real world scenarios.
First Tour of the Back Office Welcome back to Umbraco Jumpstart. In this module, we're going to be having a look at the Umbraco Back Office for the first time from the instance that we installed in our first module. So throughout this first module, specifically, we're going to have a look at what we actually installed at the end of the last module where we went through the install process with Umbraco. Basically, what we got was what Umbraco refers to as a starter kit, which is a sample website that they prebuilt to kind of give you an idea about how you can go about building a website with Umbraco. So we have, as I said, a fully ready to go Umbraco instance, so let's go start having a play around with that.