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Umbraco 11.3 and 10.5 release

Learn all about the the new features available for Umbraco CMS

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Written by Rune Strand

New features and improvements are out for Umbraco 11 and there’s a new release for Umbraco 10 ensuring the LTS version is up-to-date with the latest fixes.




What’s new in Umbraco 11.3

There are no less than 57 features and improvements in Umbraco 11.3. The new features exclusive to 11.3+ are:

Sorting domains

The dialog for managing Culture and Hostnames in the backoffice has been overhauled with new UX and features. First and foremost, it is now possible to sort the domains in the list, which is really helpful for sites with multiple domains. Previously you would have to delete hostnames and re-add them in the new order. Now, it is a matter of dragging, dropping, and saving!



Another useful addition is the option to Add current domain. This simply means that instead of an empty field for adding the new domain it is pre-populated with the current domain. It makes adding subdomains a breeze!

Inline Macros

When using Macros in a Rich Text editor, it is now possible to add them inline. The standard behavior is to wrap Macros and display them in a separate line but there are scenarios where it can be useful to add a Macro as part of a line of text.

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Documentation on how to use the new Inline Macro functionality has been added Managing Macros article.

What’s new in 11.3 and 10.5

85 bug fixes and improvements have made it into Umbraco 10.5 ensuring the LTS version is updated with fixes from both Umbraco 11.2 and 11.3. 

Here are some of the highlights relevant to both of today's releases:

Detailed telemetry by default

The default setting for telemetry (anonymized statistics) has been changed to Detailed instead of Basic. We hope this will lead to more installations reporting a bit more details about how Umbraco CMS is being used. This was discussed in the Telemetry Status blog post recently published. We have talked to developers and partners, and everyone has agreed that changing the default is a step in the right direction. 

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Should you need to change from Detailed telemetry to one of the other settings, you can do so in the installer as well as on the Telemetry dashboard in the backoffice - that also means you can change it to Detailed should you have used the previous default unintentionally 🙂 The statistics gathered can be a big help in evaluating what to prioritize both for the HQ development team and the broader community. 

Improved indexing of complex Data Types

Indexing has been improved for a number of Property Editors and this should result in a better search experience, both out-of-the-box and when working with Examine. This goes for:

  • Block Grid
  • Block List
  • Tags
  • Media Picker
  • Image Cropper

When using these editors for Data Types the content will no longer be indexed as a chunk of JSON but rather as separate fields as is common for the rest of the Property Editors.

Screenshot of the Examine dashboard Umbraco content using complex data (JSON) indexed prior to 11.3/10.5

Umbraco content using complex data (JSON) indexed prior to 11.3/10.5

Screenshot of the Examine dashboard Umbraco content using complex data (JSON) indexed with the improvements added in 11.3/10.5

Umbraco content using complex data (JSON) indexed with the improvements added in 11.3/10.5

Note that Media and Image Cropper content by design is still not searchable out-of-the-box.

Updated documentation

Community Contributions

Of the 57 bug fixes and feature additions in Umbraco 11.3.0, a total of 36 of them have been contributed by the community, by 28 unique contributors. And for Umbraco 10.5.0 the count is 83 bug fixes and feature additions, with a total of 48 of them having been contributed by the community, by 36 unique contributors.

We’re welcoming 11 brand new contributors who have made their first pull request for Umbraco CMS; they’re marked with a star below. Welcome to the contributor club Karn Blackmore, Donald Nairn, Jo Mehmet, Nuklon, Menno Mout, Miska Husgafvel, Smayke95, Maarten Willebrands, joelmandell, Matt Begent and Aaron Green 🏆


Erik-Jan Westendorp - 4 PRs

Chad - 2 PRs

Michael Reiter - 2 PRs

jomehmet - 2 PRs

mennomout - 2 PRs

miski - 2 PRs

Karn-Blackmore - 1 PR

deenairn - 1 PR

Nikolaj Brask-Nielsen - 1 PR

Nuklon - 1 PR

AndersBrohus - 1 PR

Dhanesh Kumar Mj - 1 PR 

tristanjthompson - 1 PR 

Paul Seal - 1 PR 

Smayke95 - 1 PR

Simone Chiaretta - 1 PR 

Bjarne Fyrstenborg - 1 PR

mwillebrands - 1 PR

niekvanderreest - 1 PR

joelmandell - 1 PR

kiasyn - 1 PR 

Aaron Sadler - 1 PR

Sean Thorne - 1 PR

mattbegent - 1 PR

KamiKunDesu - 1 PR

Joe Glombek - 1 PR

Lennard Fonteijn - 1 PR

Jesper Weber - 1 PR

⭐ = First pull request to Umbraco CMS

And of course, as a thank you, we will add another bunch of trees to our growing plot for today’s 11.3 and 10.5 releases to celebrate your contributions! 🌳🌲🌴

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How to get your hands on Umbraco 11.3 and 10.5

As always, from today, the latest versions of Umbraco are available on Umbraco Cloud. For new projects, you can choose between Umbraco LTS and Umbraco 11, and they will be running 10.5 and 11.3 respectively. For all our Umbraco Cloud customers with existing projects, the upgrade to the latest version is only 2 minutes away.

We’ve wrapped it all up for you, so all you have to do now is follow these steps:

  • Add a Development Environment to your project if you do not already have one (you can do so by clicking “Manage Environments” in the project view)
  • Restore the content to the new Development Environment from your Live environment.
  • When the Development Environment is all set up and you’ve made sure you don’t have any pending changes on the Development Environment - you are all ready to upgrade to Umbraco 11.3/10.5!
  • It's as easy as clicking a button - like, literally clicking the "Upgrade Available" button on the Development Environment. The auto-upgrader will take care of everything from here! 🚀
  • Once it's done, check the Development Environment to make sure everything is looking right.
  • When that's confirmed, you are ready to deploy the upgrade to the next environment - Live or Staging, and start taking full advantage of all the new features.

Non-Cloud and release notes:

As always, installation and release notes can be found on Our: 

The releases are also available from NuGet:

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