Don’t let fundamental mistakes haunt you.
We want you to get off on the right foot with Umbraco. First of all, because applying best practises from the very beginning means you’ll have a solid foundation for your project, making it a lot smoother for you to extend on in the future. And second of all, because we don’t want you to waste hours (and sanity) on trying to work things out for yourself. Finally, we want you to have a great newbie experience with Umbraco.
We offer 3 different learning resources so you can choose the format that fits your preferred style of learning:
Step-by-step video tutorials.On Umbraco TV we’ve got an entire “Fundamentals” chapter waiting for you. The chapter is free, so it’s basically up to you when you’re ready to press play and start learning the fundamental best practises in Umbraco.
Written documentation and tutorial.On our.umbraco.org you’ll find helpful documentation that will guide you from install to creating your first site.
Have an Umbraco specialist teach you in person.The Umbraco Fundamentals training course is tailored to those all new to Umbraco, and it is extremely popular - why? Not only will you be guided through the basics in a professional and comprehensible manner, you’ll also be able to ask questions and get specialist answers there and then. The Fundamentals course is available around the world both “live” and as an online webinar. Buy your seat here.
If a clean slate is a tad overwhelming
Umbraco’s best feature is that it’s a clean slate and super flexible. This way you solely decide how it should look and work. However, we acknowledge that a promise of a clean slate can be a bit overwhelming for some, especially if you’re new to Umbraco.
That’s why we’ve created the starter kit - a basic site with a sleek minimalistic design wherein the most essential site features are included. This makes it easy for you to play around, try to customize a bit yourself and basically, discover how Umbraco can help you manage your content, with your own fingers. And when it’s ready, you can even bring it to live.
During your installation of Umbraco you'll be able to apply the starter kit.
“Wow” your clients by leveling up your Umbraco skills
Once you’ve got the Umbraco fundamentals down it’s only natural that you want to learn more. Sharpening your skills does not only mean that you’ll be able to do more in Umbraco, faster, you’ll also be able to wow yourself, your boss and your clients. We recommend 3 Umbraco learning resources, if you want to up your skills using only best practises:
Visual Umbraco training
Imagine expanding your Umbraco skills on your commute to work. Or in the evening while you’re relaxing on the sofa. With a subscription to Umbraco TV you get access to the full suite of Umbraco video tutorials. This way you decide which features you feel like diving further into as well as when, where and at what pace.
Personal training and official Umbraco certification
The official Umbraco Training Courses dive into the most important Umbraco features and usage. If you’re serious about getting better, training is highly recommendable especially because you get to ask questions to a professional trainer there and then about issues relevant to your project. With every passed training course you’ll be rewarded a number of Certification Points that goes towards your official Umbraco Certification status.
You find piles of written Umbraco documentation and tutorials on our.umbraco.com. All are free to read, so it’s only up to you when you’ll start expanding your Umbraco knowledge.
Got a question? Get an expert answer here.
It’s always comforting knowing you’ve got a safety net, right? Just in case you should find yourself getting stuck, or perhaps run into an issue that you know you’ll need professional help and insight with in order to solve. With Umbraco you’re never left alone, we recommend 2 ways for you to get your answers:
A direct helpline to the specialist at Umbraco HQ.That’s what you get when you subscribe to an Umbraco Support plan. If you’re a company or agency who depend on getting your answers in a guaranteed timely manner, this is definitely worth the investment. It is not only an investment into specialist Umbraco support, it’s an investment into peace of mind, for you and for your clients.
Get an answer from one of the 200000+ dedicated Umbracians.We’re proud and honoured to say that the Umbraco community is the friendliest CMS community in the world. But they’re not just friendly, they’re also super talented and have tons of experience and knowledge that they’ll happily share with you. Go to our.umbraco.com and search for your question - if you can’t find it, then just ask and it’s very likely that you’ll get a friendly and useful answer back.