Listing Your Package

Learn how to get your Umbraco packages listed on the Umbraco Marketplace.

Do you want to be listed on the official Umbraco Marketplace? Follow this guide to get your package or integration listed on the Umbraco Marketplace.


Your package needs to live up to the following requirements to be listed on the Umbraco Marketplace:

  • The umbraco-marketplace tag is added to your NuGet package.

  • It meets the minimum Umbraco version requirement: Umbraco 8

The base package information is then sourced from NuGet, including the package name, icon, authors, description, readme, and project URL.

Please only tag the installable component of your package. For example, if your package MyPackage references MyPackage.Core, only tag the former.

Additional Package Information

You may choose to add a umbraco-marketplace.json file to provide deeper information about your package.

This file must exist in the folder indicated by the project URL in your NuGet specification.

For example, if your project URL is, we will look for the file at

If your project URL is your GitHub repository we will check the root of the default branch, or a deeper link if provided.

It is also possible to use a single website for multiple packages. In this case, create a JSON file for each package, suffixed with the package ID.

For example, if your package ID is My.Package, we will look for

Custom "README" information

We have implemented an import for a custom "README" file for the Umbraco Marketplace. This can be used if you want to display different information here than on

By default, we will import and display the "README" content made available as part of the NuGet package. However, if we find a file by the name of in the same location as the umbraco-marketplace.json file, we will import and display that instead.

We will look for an import a file with a package-specific name, e.g.

JSON Schema

In order for the additional package information to be imported, the file contents need to match the JSON schema we expect.

The schema for the JSON file is available which is illustrated and described as follows. All values are optional and can be empty or omitted.

      "$schema": "",
      "AddOnPackagesRequiredForUmbracoCloud": [],
      "AlternateCategory": "",
      "AuthorDetails": {
        "Name": "",
        "Description": "",
        "Url": "",
        "ImageUrl": "",
        "Contributors": [
            "Name": "",
            "Url": ""
        "SyncContributorsFromRepository": true|false
      "Category": "",
      "Description": "",
      "DiscussionForumUrl": "",
      "DocumentationUrl": "",
      "LicenseTypes": [ "" ],
      "IssueTrackerUrl": "",
      "IsSubPackageOf": "",
      "PackageType": "",
      "PackagesByAuthor": [],
      "RelatedPackages": [
          "GroupTitle": "",
          "PackageId": "",
          "Description": ""
      "Screenshots": [
          "ImageUrl": "",
          "Caption": ""
      "Tags": [],
      "Title": "",
      "VersionSpecificPackageIds": [
          "UmbracoMajorVersion": 8,
          "PackageId": ""
      "VideoUrl": ""

Description of each element


Data Type



String array

Provides a collection of package IDs defining additional packages necessary for install to use the package on Umbraco Cloud. For example, when using Umbraco.Forms, Umbraco.Forms.Deploy is required.


String value

The name of a second, alternate category as defined on the marketplace website. The package will be displayed under this category, as well as the main one selected.


String value

The name of the package developer(s). If the name is provided, it will be used in preference to the value retrieved from the NuGet package's Authors field.


String value

A short description of the package developer. One or two sentences is recommended.


String value

A URL to the package developer's blog, profile or company website.


String value

A URL to a headshot or avatar image for the package developer (.png or .jpg). To use an existing GitHub avatar, use{username}.png


Array of objects

A collection of key contributors can also be provided, each having a required name and an optional URL.


Boolean value

If contributors are not explicitly provided, a GitHub repository is available in the 'RepositoryUrl' of the NuGet package. This option is set to true; the contributors will be synchronized from the GitHub repo.


String value

The name of a single category as defined on the marketplace website. The package will be displayed under this category on the website.


String value

The package description. If omitted, the Description defined in the NuGet package details will be used. A short paragraph of text is recommended.


String value

A URL to a the documentation related to the package.


String value

A URL to a discussion forum related to the package.


String value

A URL to an issue tracker related to the package.


String value

The NuGet package ID of a "parent" package, allowing for packages with multiple subtle variations to be displayed under a single listing.


Array of strings

The types of license available for the package.


Boolean value

Set to true if you'd like your package indicated on the Marketplace as looking for contributors to help with development or support.


Boolean value

Set to true if you are looking to move away from supporting your package and would welcome someone stepping forward as a new maintainer.


String value

The type of package.


String array

A collection of NuGet package IDs for packages that are built by the same author and are also listed on the Umbraco Marketplace. If this information isn't provided, the display of packages by the same author will be derived from the package owners specified for the NuGet package.


Object array

A collection of complementary packages that are also listed on the Umbraco Marketplace. Each element should contain the package ID along with a short description amd group title (both optional). The idea of the description is to provide additional context of why the two packages work well together. The group title can be used to group the related packages (see below for details).


Object array

A collection of screenshots for displaying on the package details page. Each element should consist of a URL to the image file and a short caption.


String array

One or more package owner-defined tags for the package. Multiple word tags are supported, e.g. "property editor".


String value

The package title. If omitted, if a title is defined in the NuGet package details this will be used. Otherwise, the package ID itself is displayed.


Object array

If a developer has created their package for older Umbraco versions under a different package ID, they can be listed here. Each element should contain an integer value for the Umbraco major version and the associated NuGet package ID.

Video URL

String value

A URL to a video for embedding.


When defining categories for your package, they need to match one of the following:

  • Analytics & Insights

  • Campaign & Marketing

  • Commerce

  • Developer Tools

  • Editor Tools

  • Headless

  • PIM & DAM

  • Search

  • Themes & Starter Kits

  • Translations

License Types

When defining the License Type for your package, use one of the following values:

  • Free

  • Purchase

  • Subscription

Package Type

When defining the Package Type for your package, use one of the following values:

  • Package

  • Integration

An "Integration" provides a connection between Umbraco and a third-party service that a customer has an account with. All other add-ons are considered as a "Package", which is also the default when nothing is specified for this value.

When providing a list of related packages, you have the option to organize them into separate groups, each with a title.

When a group title is provided, the package, and subsequent ones that don't have a title assigned, will be presented within a group. If a later package has a group title, that will start a new group.

The example below will be rendered as two separate groups, each with two packages:

"RelatedPackages": [
      "PackageId": "Package.One",
      "GroupTitle": "Group One"
      "PackageId": "Package.Two",
      "PackageId": "Package.Three",
      "GroupTitle": "Group Two"
      "PackageId": "Package.Four",

Package.One and Package.Two will be part of Group One, while Package.Three and Package.Four will be part of Group Two.

Video URL

When defining the Video URL for your package, use one of the following formats:





Want to check how the Umbraco Marketplace parses your package? Try the validation tools.

Synchronization With NuGet and Package Owner Data

The schedule for retrieving the latest information from NuGet and any further information provided by the package owners is as follows:



Scan NuGet for new tagged packages

Every 24 hours at 0400 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Refresh the information on the known packages

Every 2 hours

Refresh the NuGet download counts

Every 1 hour

If you can't wait, it's possible to trigger the process for a single package by making an HTTP POST request to

The request should include a Content-Type header of application/json and a body of:

  "PackageId": "MyPackage"

This endpoint is throttled such that only one request a minute can be made per package ID.


If you run into any issues with listing your package, please file an issue on the Issue Tracker.

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