The easiest way to get the latest version of Umbraco up and running is with VS Code.

    1. Download and install Visual Studio Code
    2. Download and install IIS Express (Optional as IIS Express for VSCode will install it)
    3. Download and unzip Umbraco
    4. Install the IIS Express Extension for VS Code
    5. Open the unzipped root folder in VS Code
    6. Run the website with the IIS Express Extension(CTRL+F5)

    If you have never used VS Code before you can check out a more detailed guide below that shows these steps more in depth to run a local instance of Umbraco. Below you'll find some in-depth tutorials on the different ways to install Umbraco.

    Manual installation

    Goes through the steps to download either a stable release or a nightly version, unzipping, and getting it running on a local webserver.

    VS Code installation

    Visual Studio Code is a simple-to use-editor with an embedded webserver (through the IIS Express extension). An easy and fast way to get you up and running with Umbraco.

    NuGet installation

    NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform, including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. NuGet allows you to install Umbraco without ever having to leave Visual Studio.

    Running Umbraco on a mac

    Umbraco does not run natively on Mac OS but it's really easy to get Windows up and running on your mac.