Umbraco Uno : Let's have a first look | Harikrishna Parmar
Umbraco Uno

Umbraco Uno : Let's have a first look

Umbraco Uno - The one-stop website for everyone. 

Umbraco Uno isn't a replacement for Umbraco Cloud or Umbraco Heartcore, this is a third product which Is hosted on Umbraco Cloud.

Umbraco Uno : Let's have a first look

Umbraco Uno - The one-stop website for everyone. 

Umbraco Uno isn't a replacement for Umbraco Cloud or Umbraco Heartcore, this is a third product which Is hosted on Umbraco Cloud.

Umbraco Cloud is hosting service, an option for hosting a Umbraco CMS website on Umbraco servers. This website is no different to the one you could host on your own server or on a clients server, you can install packages, built your own plugins, etc and the bonus is Umbraco look after the maintenance of the cloud server and you also get upgrades at a click of a button, nice! There are other features but I just wanted to make it clear that Uno isn't Cloud.

Umbraco Uno isn't Umbraco Heatcore either, Umbraco Heartcore is a headless CMS which again is hosted with Umbraco. 

you can read all about Umbraco Uno on their website, however, what I felt was lacking was some screenshots and some poking around the product to show it off. Maybe that will come later. 

Just now you can sign up for a free 14-day trial of Umbraco Uno so I'd highly recommend taking Umbraco HQ up on this offer. No credit card is needed, you just enter in your details and within a couple of minutes, a site is ready for you to use. 

 

Let's start ride towards Umbraco Uno.

When you register for the 14-trial period you can see Umbraco back office as you can see when you installed Umbraco CMS. but In this Umbraco Uno, you can find built-in theme base starter kit which have the advanced option for website development.

you just need to set up a component as you need it.

When you setup Umbraco Uno, it shows up a project which is hosted on Umbraco Cloud. You log in via Umbraco.io and you get the Umbraco Cloud dashboard. With the free trial, Umbraco also gives your project a unique name, my project was named "". I kinda like it, I might use the name for something in the future.

In this starter kit, it has some quite very dynamic components which we can use it as GRID and section-wise on the page.

Umbraco Uno Backoffice

When you first land on the back office, you get the usual prompt to take a tour around and work out how things work. I like this if you are brand new to Umbraco.

Components

We can set a page with some advanced components which are really good as we want. we can add a section as we want and also customize the grid for component

We can set a widget for every section. in each section, we can set components in the grid view in the column.

Settings

In settings, There are different sections to set up data globally like,

  • Google Analytics
  • Instagram Account settings
  • Newsletter settings: Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor
  • SEO Metadata set up
  • Some general settings for contact information and a contact form

- Theme

In theme content, you can define logo images, favicon, heading color, etc.

  • you can set up dynamic font using form string-like,  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:300,300italic,italic,600,600italic,700,700italic,800,800italic|Open+Sans:300,300italic,italic,600,600italic,700,700italic,800,800italic">
  • define font name
  • Set color
  • Set up some header properties
  • Footer settings
  • Grid settings

- Conclusion 

The grid editor is nice, you could really customize a page to look different from the starter kit. It's easy to use and makes sense. There are a lot of options though for each page and if you are looking to have a consistent feel across your site, it might be nice to have a Global Setting option that a page can inherit from.

Thanks.


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