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Umbraco Documentation

Documentation on the Umbraco core functionality and APIs.


Describes how Umbraco is installed, using either WebMatrix, Microsoft Platform Installer, or from a zip-file.

Using Umbraco

Describes Umbraco terminology, configuration files/settings & step by step guides on how to approach the different areas in Umbraco.

Developers' Reference

Templating, querying, routing, searching and other Umbraco APIs.


Cheatsheets for easy overview of different areas like the Razor API and Views syntax.

Umbraco Add-on documentation

Documentation for the Umbraco add-ons 'Forms' and 'Courier'

Extending Umbraco

Documentation on how to extend Umbraco with your own editors, trees, sections, and how to distribute those extensions as packages.

Development Guidelines

How to work with the Umbraco codebase.


Umbraco is a community powered project and we welcome any contribution, big or small. Even fixing a typo is a valuable contribution. See how to contribute

The documenation Wiki?

As we have started to focus our documentation efforts on the documentation github project, we will be removing the wiki from our.umbraco.org

The wiki will still be available, but editing will be turned off, and the wiki links are also removed from the site navigation and search results.

Umbraco Documentation Team