Getting Started

The Creating a Basic Site tutorial provides step-by-step instructions to build an Umbraco website using a set of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. The tutorial allows you to use a website template, customize it, and wire up the sections that need content managing in the Umbraco CMS.

What You Need

To install a basic website in the Umbraco CMS, you need the following:

Installing Umbraco

To download the latest version of Umbraco, refer to the Installation article. On the installation wizard, follow the steps:

  1. Enter your Name, Email, and Password.

  2. Click Next.

  3. Choose the level of Consent for telemetry data for your Umbraco installation.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Select the Database Type from the drop-down list.

  6. Enter the Database Name.

  7. Click Install.

The installation will take a couple of minutes to complete.

Preparing the Custom Umbraco Template Site

  1. Unzip the Custom Umbraco Template to a folder on your system.

  2. Open the index.html from the folder in your preferred browser to see the template.

The template contains some text with dummy links. We’re going to turn this into a fully-fledged, Umbraco-powered site!

Logging in to Umbraco

You can log in to Umbraco in two ways:

  1. Once the installation is complete, you will see the Login screen. You can enter the Name and Password used during the installation process.

  2. Run localhost in your browser to see the Login screen.

  3. Enter the Name and Password used during the installation process. You should see a similar Umbraco Backoffice as the image below:

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