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The Umbraco Roadmap

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: Last updated on November 20th, 2020


Authentication improvements for existing Umbraco Cloud projects

This is the second 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.

Expected Release: February, 2021

Umbraco on .NET Core: Beta release

Website rendering enabled. Routing is working and content can be queried and rendered in views.

Members enabled. Allows for the use of the updated member integration for restricting public access to content and using the member API. This has been updated to use .NET Identity. 

Packages enabled: It is possible to register and develop packages for Umbraco on .NET Core.

The beta build will let implementers/frontend developers use and test Umbraco on .NET Core end-to-end.

Expected release: March 2021

Improved subscription management for Umbraco Cloud

We’re introducing a new subscription engine for Umbraco Cloud enabling you to create and manage subscriptions directly in the Portal. 

Expected Release: March, 2021

New infrastructure for Umbraco Cloud

The deployment engine on Umbraco Cloud, allocating projects, managing multiple environments and transferring changes between environments, will be updated to work in the new infrastructure and new projects created on Umbraco Cloud will take advantage of this. For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

Expected Release: March, 2021

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, 2021


Persisted GraphQL Queries for Umbraco Heartcore

With persisted queries you can define and save your GraphQL queries up front, so you only allow pre-defined queries to be executed against your Content. Another benefit of having persisted queries is that the popular Apollo GraphQL client library supports this approach and will thus send a hash instead of the entire query, which might be a a big payload to send multiple times, so a lot less to send across the wire.

Migrate existing projects to new Umbraco Cloud infrastructure

Existing Umbraco Cloud, Uno and Heartcore projects will be migrated to the new and improved Umbraco Cloud infrastructure. We’ll have detailed information on the migration process when we get closer to the release. For more details see The Future of Umbraco Cloud blog post.

Expected Release: March-April, 2021

Umbraco on .NET Core: Release Candidate

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.

Target release: Q2, 2021

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.

Dashboard for Umbraco Deploy

Import changes with a single click, giving you easier manual control and providing more information, directly in the backoffice.

Reduced footprint of Umbraco CMS

With the first stage of this project you will get:

  • Reduced memory overhead for an Umbraco website
  • Improved performance of "Cold Boot" scenario when NuCache files do not exist and the in-memory content cache needs to be built from the database
  • Ability to swap out Umbraco's default implementations of various front-end content caching services by introducing better abstractions

This will provide a faster and leaner Umbraco CMS both in terms of start-up and ongoing footprint of a running website. You can follow the ongoing work on the issue tracker.


Umbraco on .NET Core: Public release

Ready for project development: Umbraco CMS is running on .NET Core is released, official packages are supported and new projects can be developed using the latest version.

Target release: Q3, 2021

Future-proofing Umbraco’s backoffice

Umbraco’s backoffice implementation is currently based on angularJS which is entering EOL in 2021. We want to update the backoffice using a modern approach with a better architecture. The aim is to make life easier for developers, package authors and editors alike.The project is currently divided into three milestones. Each milestone will have separate RFCs:

1. Build a UI Library (January 2021)
2. Define backoffice API (Spring 2021)
3. Implement backoffice (2021)

An RFC for the overall approach can be found here

Scheduled upgrades for Umbraco Cloud

Allows you to schedule automatic upgrades of Umbraco CMS, Forms and Deploy. You will be given a timeframe in with you can schedule the upgrade to ensure better planning and handling of automatic upgrades

Expected Release: 2021

Expanded CDN capabilities for Umbraco Cloud

Taking advantage of new CDN capabilities on Umbraco for serving media and content will enable you to control caching and deliver assets more efficiently. 

Expected Release: 2021

Regional hosting options for Umbraco Cloud

With a new infrastructure in place we can work towards expanding hosting capabilities to include other regions. Starting with a US-based region in addition to the current Western European region.

Expected Release: 2021

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.

Version Cleanup

With this feature, you'll be able to configure how many versions (revisions) of content is stored in the Umbraco database. You'll be able to control this on a per document type level and configure how far back versions should go. This will have a positive effect on performance. Especially for sites with a lot of activity and a lot of content.

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