Umbraco

By Simon Tan

March 10, 2011

Introduction

Umbraco is an open source content management system (CMS) built on the Microsoft ASP.NET Framework. For more information about Umbraco, refer to the Umbraco Web site. For step-by-step instructions for installing Umbraco in an IIS environment, see the Procedure section of this topic.

Requirements

For information about technical requirements for your IIS environment, refer to Install Server Components.

Procedure

Step 1. Install the application in an IIS test environment.

To install the application, you can use Web Platform Installer or WebMatrix. These procedures are described in this step.

Web Platform Installer

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 (Web PI) is a free tool that allows you to easily install and run the most popular free web applications for blogging, content management and more with the built-in Windows Web Application Gallery. For more information about Web PI, refer to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0 Web site.

To use Web PI to install this application, complete these steps:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click Programs, and then click Web Platform Installer.

    The Web Platform Installation window appears.
  2. Click the Web Applications tab, select the Umbraco CMS check box, and click Install.

  3. Select the Umbraco CMS check box, and click I Accept.

  4. Select Mixed Mode Authentication, enter a password, and click Continue.

    Once the preinstallation steps complete, the site information window appears.

  5. In the Web Site list, click New Web Site.
  6. Enter an application name in the application name field.
  7. Enter a web site name in the Web Site Name field.
  8. Enter a physical path in the Physical path field.
  9. In the IP address list, click All Unassigned, and enter 80 in the Port field.
  10. Enter a host name in the Host Name field, and click Continue.

    The application information window appears.
  11. In the Choose your database list, click SQL Server.
  12. In the Create a new or use an existing database list, click Create new database.
  13. Enter a database administrator user name in the Database Admin Username field.
  14. Enter a password in the Database Admin Password field.
  15. Click Continue.

    Once the installation process completes, the final installation window appears.
  16. Click Finish.

    The Umbraco Configuration Wizard appears. From this window, you can configure the Umbraco application and view additional information about the Umbraco application.

WebMatrix

WebMatrix is a free, easy way to customize and build Web sites from popular open-source applications, such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. In addition, you can build sites from the ground up using ASP.NET, PHP, HTML and a number of other leading technologies. For more information about WebMatrix, refer to the WebMatrix Web site.

To use WebMatrix to install this application, complete these steps:

  1. Launch WebMatrix.

    The WebMatrix home page appears.
  2. Click Site from Web Gallery.

    The Site from Web Gallery page appears.
  3. Click Umbraco CMS, and then click Next.

    The Accept EULA page appears.
  4. Click I Accept to agree to the end-user license agreement.

    The Application Parameters page appears.

  5. Enter information appropriate to your environment, and click Next.

    WebMatrix installs the Umbraco software on your local computer. This page appears once installation is complete.
  6. Click OK.

    The Publishing Settings page appears.
  7. Add your hosting provide and domain-specific information, and click Validate Connection.
  8. If the connection was successful, click Apply, and then click Publish.

    The Publish Preview page appears.
  9. Click Continue.

    Once publishing is complete, the Deployment Details dialog box appears.

  10. Click OK.

    The Umbraco Configuration Wizard appears. From this window, you can configure the Umbraco application and view additional information about the Umbraco application.

Step 2. Build the application package from the IIS site.

To build the application package from the IIS site, complete the steps described in Export a Package through IIS Manager.

Step 3. Install the application on the target server.

To install the application on the target server, complete the steps described in Import a Package through IIS Manager.