Umbraco 7 is the second most recent version of Umbraco created and maintained by Umbraco HQ. It was released in November 2013 and has until the release of Umbraco 8 (February 2019) been updated regularly with bug fixes, features, security fixes etc.
With the release of Umbraco version 8, future Umbraco 7 releases will only concern security updates and critical bug fixes and these updates will continue until September 30th 2023. Thus, work and maintenance on features and non-critical bug fixes have officially ended for Umbraco 7.
Umbraco 7 features
Like all previous versions of Umbraco, 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.
Compared to previous versions of Umbraco, in Umbraco 7 you'll find a complete redesigned search-driven navigation. Umbraco 7 also gives the users the capabilities of AngularJS and Bootstrap out of the box, which helps build cross-platform sites with advanced functionality with ease. Umbraco 7 is faster than previous versions of Umbraco, which means you'll get a faster experience both when creating, browsing and editing websites.
The look of Umbraco 7
By Umbraco 7 being in development for more than 5 years, there has been a lot of big minor releases changing both the feel and the functionalities in Umbraco CMS in order to improve the user experience. For example, in May 2017 with the release of Umbraco 7.5, the backoffice got a facelift and it was made easier to get started and understand Umbraco for new users by the introduction of new content-pickers, code-highlighting in new script and template editors, and improved security overall. Since then, there have been regular updates to the CMS that have all been added in order to make working in Umbraco simpler and more user-friendly.
The latest version of Umbraco 7 is Umbraco 7.15.5
Download Umbraco 7 for free
You can still download Umbraco 7 and install it for free and start building beautiful sites today. Just head over to the download section and find the latest version of Umbraco 7 for your downloading pleasure.
Try Umbraco on Umbraco Cloud
All new trials on Umbraco Cloud will by default be in our latest version, which currently is Umbraco 8. If you are already on Umbraco Cloud, you can create an Umbraco 7 project if you wish to. When creating a new paid project, you'll be met with the option to either base your site on Umbraco 7 or Umbraco 8.
You'll be able to host Umbraco 7 projects on Umbraco Cloud until September 30th 2023. Thus, following September 30th 2023 it will not be possible to access a Umbraco 7 websites on Umbraco Cloud and you should make sure you have migrated all projects to Umbraco 8 prior to this deadline.
If you want to try Umbraco on Umbraco Cloud, we suggest you take a free 14-days trial. 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.
Sign-up is simple, fast and free and within just a few minutes you'll be able to start playing around with both the Umbraco CMS and all the built-in features of Umbraco Cloud