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What you can start looking forward to

Below you’ll find the Umbraco Roadmap. A general, high-level, overview of what the Umbraco HQ development team is working on NowNext and Later. The Roadmap will give you an idea of where our software products are going and at what state the different components are currently in so you know if your favourite feature is on the roadmap and its current state.

For more detailed information concerning upcoming releases, please see our public release overview.

For an overview of the features, projects etc. that have already been delivered, please see Roadmap History.

What to expect from the Roadmap

What you'll find in "Now"

Projects/Features that the development team currently have their hands on. You’ll also find an expected launch date/time period on most of the components.

What you'll find in "Next"

Projects/Features that we have started the process of planning. Once the necessary planning and preparation is done, this will be moved up to “Now” where it will be given an expected delivery time and, in some cases, split into smaller components. 

What you'll find in "Later"

Big projects that are on the team's “future board”. As work starts on the "Later" projects, they'll be broken up into smaller components before going into the "Next" level. 

The Umbraco Roadmap: Latest update 16/07/2020


Umbraco Deploy on Premises

The ability to use Umbraco Cloud Deployment technology outside of Umbraco Cloud to ease deployment between multiple Umbraco environments by connecting external hosted Umbraco projects with localhost or Umbraco Cloud as Development environments.

Expected Release: Q3 2020

Block Editor

A new back-office editor that handles common page structure editing in a simple and intuitive way. The main concept of the editor is to manage list of blocks that represents a web page's structure, where each block is both a collection of content and a way to configure that collection to be rendered. Each content block and configuration is defined by an Element Type to make administrating and editing with the new Block editor consistent.

This editor aims to be an alternative to the popular editors in Umbraco version 7 such as the Grid, Stacked Content, LeBlender and Doc Type Grid Editor.

A Request For Comments has been accepted on this topic on GitHub. You can see it right here

.NET Core: All Libraries Compatible

Umbraco source code solution is re-structured and everything is .NET Core compatible. This first phase in the transition to .NET Core provides a cleaner architecture and makes it easier to work with and contribute to Umbraco. For detailed information information see the Project Structure for Project UniCore RFC.

.NET Core: Backoffice Operational

Backoffice is fully operational on .NET Core. We can build a version that can be end-to-end tested for content management. The plan is to make an alpha release once we reach this milestone.

Expected release: Q3

GraphQL for Umbraco Heartcore

Aside from the Rest API and client libraries, this feature will expand options for consuming content by providing native support for the Graph QL querying language in Umbraco Heartcore projects.

Expected release: Q3 2020

Preview API for Umbraco Heartcore

Being able to preview content in the right context is an important tool for content editors and this feature will make it possible to integrate content preview functionality through a Preview API.

Expected release: Q3 2020

Forms in the database

Instead of storing Form items in files, it will be possible to store all items, forms, workflows, data sources and pre-value sources, in a database. This gives benefits in a load-balanced setup, as files do not have to be synchronized between hosts. This also aligns with general practice on Umbraco Cloud.

Estimated release: August 2020

Authentication improvements for Umbraco Cloud

This is the first stage of an easier account handling for your Cloud projects and will open up possibilities for vastly improved integrations and best practice account features such as two-factor authentication.

Improved Widgets for Uno

Umbraco Uno will be improved with a complete overhaul of the widget engine and layout. This will add several improvements to the ability to easily edit and manage content within the Umbraco backoffice for Uno editors.

Expected release: Q3 2020


.NET Core: Frontend Rendering

Content can be queried and rendered in views. With this ready we can release a beta build and implementers/frontend developers can start using and testing the .NET Core. This milestone should produce a beta build.

Improved Rich Text Editor

Round 2 of improvements to the Rich Text editor. Focus will be on more dynamic/responsive image handling along with improved configuration.

A Request For Comments has been accepted on this topic on GitHub. You can see it right here

Additional Uno Themes

With the launch of Umbraco Uno you are limited to one theme. We will introduce several inspirational themes with broader use-cases and a wider set of configurations to best suit your needs.

Support for multiple languages in Uno

Umbraco Uno will be enhanced with support for multiple languages in the editing interface of the backoffice. This will make it easy to work with content variations over several languages on your site.


.NET Core: Ready for Package Development

Umbraco CMS is running on .NET Core and we can start focusing on the add-ons and packages that will need to be upgraded such Umbraco Forms and Deploy. At this stage we want to get the first release candidate out and this is also the perfect time for package developers to test their package on this new version.

Custom Editors for Umbraco Heartcore

One of the strong features of the Umbraco Backoffice is the ability to extend it with custom Property Editors to fit the needs of the Content Editors. This feature will enable for Umbraco Heartcore as well.

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