Below you’ll find the Umbraco Roadmap. A general, high-level, overview of what the Umbraco HQ development team is working on Now, Next 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 11/12/2019

Now

Umbraco Forms API for Umbraco Heartcore

With REST APIs being one of the main parts of a headless cms we want to ensure that Umbraco Forms is just as useful in a headless context as on a regular Umbraco based website. The first part will be to ensure that Umbraco Forms has endpoints for getting a form definition and for submitting a form entry, which is what this roadmap item will deliver.

Expected Release: December 2019

Media Overview/Tracking

With this new feature, your content editors will get a better overview of the usage of various media items (images, pdfs etc.) across the created content. This makes it easier to do editorial changes based on the media items used, without having to search through all content or remember where you’ve used your media.

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

Expected Release: January 2020

Improved Partial Restore for Umbraco Cloud

With this extended Partial Restore feature you are no longer required to restore all content in an empty Umbraco Cloud environment. You will be able to restore a single content node or a specific part of the content tree giving you more control and the ability to work faster.

Expected release: December 2019

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: Q1 2020

Next

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

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

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.

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.

Later

.NET Core

We currently use .NET Framework which is being replaced by .NET Core in order to give you better performance and a more modern framework. Moving to .Net core will be a big transition but we aim to keep it simple and as smooth as possible.

For more information, please see the two first Request For Comments: Introduction to Project UniCore and Project structure for Project UniCore on Github.

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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