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.

If you don't know Umbraco, here are some numbers behind the world's friendliest CMS

One of the biggest benefits of using Umbraco is that the community is incredibly pro-active, extremely friendly and helpful.

Chances are that if you get an idea for something you would like to build in Umbraco, someone has already built it. So it is very likely that you can get good and friendly advice from someone from the Umbraco community on Our - just ask.

Number of active installs
443.450
Number of active members in the community
220.022
Known free Umbraco packages available
320

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