Umbraco 6.0.0 released

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Sebastiaan Janssen

8100154382_5146c 7b 407Well, well, well, what have we got here? Is that a shiny final release of Umbraco 6 - The future of Umbraco? Why yes, yes it is!

After nearly a 1000 testers on the beta and release candidate, v6 is now ready for prime time! 

In the past 10 days, we've fixed bugs we found internally after doing dozens of clean installs and upgrades. We also fixed a few dozen bugs that YOU, the community have found and we can't thank you enough for all the bug reports, they have helped us a lot in making this a high quality release.

We've also had a lot of feedback on the upgrade process, especially the database step that was scary because it was using the wording of when you install Umbraco from scratch. So now we properly indicate that we are upgrading, doing some extra tests to determine which database upgrades are necessary and will show you errors that are easy to digest if something does go wrong. 

As a reminder of what's so great about v6:

  •  A brand new API for Content and Media - Read Niels' blog post about the ContentService
  • Upgrade from MVC 3 to MVC 4 and support for Partial View Macros
  • You can now use PetaPoco and the database migrations framework that we added onto it
  • Support for nested media types in the backoffice
  • Ability to restrict the document types that you can create under the Content root node
  • 99% backwards compatible with Umbraco 4

For all the details, check out the download page and then get with the future and start installing!

13 comment(s) for “Umbraco 6.0.0 released”

  1. Gravatar ImageDavid Says:

    Wuhu shiny and nice new version comming back from the future.

    And who has made your trip possible Niels??
    The guys from byte5, of course!

    Tested the new PetaPoco and ContentService and it's awesome!

  2. Gravatar Imagestevo Says:

    nice work! Thx!

    Is there some documentation for the following features:
    - Support for nested media types in the backoffice
    - Upgrade from MVC 3 to MVC 4 and support for Partial View Macros

    thx again, stevo

  3. Gravatar ImageJeroen Breuer Says:

    Congrats! Great version :-).

  4. Gravatar Imageesunxray Says:

    Great! Like Umbraco!

  5. Gravatar ImageKenneth Solberg Says:

    Congratulations - Love the new API!

  6. Gravatar ImageSobin Says:

    Nice Work.....

  7. Gravatar ImageAjmal vh Says:

    Great! , Congratulations, Love Umbraco goodness :)

  8. Gravatar ImageMerijn van Mourik Says:

    Great work guys! Will use it for next release!

  9. Gravatar ImageWesley van der Meer Says:

    Great job Umbraco!

  10. Gravatar Imageorganicglenn Says:

    When will this be available in the Web Platform Installer? WPI is still pointing to

  11. Gravatar ImageSebastiaan Janssen Says:

    @organicglenn We're at the mercy of Microsoft there, we submit the package as soon as it's ready, but their test process can last anywhere between 1 and 2 weeks.

  12. Gravatar ImageHenrik Says:

    Looking forward to try the new version -

    And looking forward to try API combined with Google analytics.

  13. Gravatar ImageConnie DeCinko Says:

    Other than a claimed increase in speed with no specs to back up that claim, I see no compelling reason to upgrade for a site still running web forms, no need for API, nor MVC. If I'm wrong, please enlighten me.

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