Umbraco 7 is the current major version developed by Umbraco HQ. It was released in November 2013 and is being updated every two weeks with new features, bugfixes, and security improvements.


Umbraco 7 features

Like all previous versions Umbraco 7 is free to download and use. It is Open Source by the MIT license and is like it’s predecessors built on Microsofts .NET framework.


Of major new features in Umbraco 7 in comparison to previous versions, are a completely redesigned search driven navigation. Umbraco 7 is also giving the users the capabilities of AngularJS and Bootstrap out of the box, which helps build cross-platform sites with advanced functionality with ease.


And then Umbraco 7 is the fastest version of Umbraco yet, which gives you a faster experience both when creating, browsing and editing websites.


You can read the full release notes for Umbraco 7.0 here.


Umbraco 7.6 - A major minor

Since the initial release of Umbraco 7, Umbraco has had many updates and received another facelift in version 7.6, which was released May 2th, 2017. This has since been referred to as the biggest minor release in Umbraco history and it underlined that Umbraco 7 was still state of the art in terms of features, functionality and a great user-experience.


A lot of features that were originally scheduled to be in version 8 ended up in Umbraco 7 at this point. 

Umbraco 7 screenshot 

In Umbraco 7.6 the focus was primarily to make it easier to get started and understand Umbraco for new users. This included new content-pickers, code-highlighting in new script and template editors, and improved security overall.


Umbraco 7 is free for all to download and use. It is Open Source and based on Microsofts .NET framework. You don’t have to be a .NET developer in order to start building basic sites in Umbraco 7 though. If you know basic HTML 5, CSS and Javascript, then you are already off to a good start.


Download Umbraco 7 for free

You can download the latest version of Umbraco and install it for free and start building beautiful sites today. Just head over to the download section and find the latest version for your downloading pleasure.


Try Umbraco 7 on Umbraco Cloud

If you want to test out Umbraco without the hassle of installing it on a server, you can take a free trial of Umbraco Cloud, which is running the latest version of Umbraco 7. Umbraco Cloud is hosted by Umbraco HQ, the company developing Umbraco, and is always kept up to date with the latest updates for both Umbraco and the add-on products Forms and Deploy, which are both included in all Umbraco Cloud plans.

Loved by developers, used by thousands around the world!

One of the biggest benefits of using Umbraco is that we have the friendliest Open Source community on this planet. A community that's incredibly pro-active, extremely talented and helpful.

If you get an idea for something you would like to build in Umbraco, chances are that someone has already built it. And if you have a question, are looking for documentation or need friendly advise, go ahead and ask the Umbraco community on Our.

Number of active installs
Number of active members in the community
Known free Umbraco packages available

Want to be updated on everything Umbraco?

Sign up for the Umbraco newsletter and get the latest news and special offers send directly to your inbox

Are you sure, that's your real e-mail?