The latest Umbraco release always includes the newest functionalities.
Additionally, the following improvements are ensured:
It's important to note that migrating to the latest version of Umbraco CMS requires planning, testing, and implementation to ensure a seamless transition. It may be a good idea to involve an experienced Umbraco developer who can assist you through the process and ensure everything works as expected after an upgrade.
We recommend always keeping up with the new releases.
If you are currently working on, for example, Umbraco 8, you cannot immediately migrate to the latest version. Continuous migration is needed from Umbraco 8 to Umbraco 9, and then to Umbraco 10, and so on.
It can be a substantial effort, so instead, you should regularly ensure the update of your Umbraco site.
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Starting from the release of Umbraco 9 (September 2021), a new and improved version (major) is released twice a year. This means that approximately every six months, you should upgrade your current Umbraco version if you want to ensure that you are always working with the best software.
Every 4th major version (every two years) will be long-term supported (LTS), while the remaining versions will be standard-term supported (STS).
Note that all versions before Umbraco 7 are no longer supported.
LTS consists of two phases: the support phase and the security phase.
The support phase begins immediately after a major release. Its purpose is to fix errors and issues and lasts for 9 months. For an LTS release, the support phase lasts for 12 months.
Following that is the security phase, during which only security-related issues are addressed. This phase lasts for 3 months and is extended to 12 months for an LTS release.
After the security phase, the release is considered End-of-Life (EOL), and it is no longer recommended to use it.
Read more about LTS and EOL here.
Umbraco also releases small updates and additions to the current CMS every 6 weeks. The purpose of these is to introduce new features, and they consist of minor improvements and non-disruptive changes.
Patch versions are released as needed and primarily address regression issues (bugs in the latest minor release) and, in some cases, security issues.
When using Umbraco Cloud, all new projects are based on the current major version of Umbraco CMS by default. However, if you want to create a new project on a previous major version, that is possible.
And Umbraco Heartcore is automatically upgraded, so there are no concerns regarding LTS and EOL.
Umbraco 11 was released in December 2022 and is the first STS version (Standard-term Support).
It runs on .NET 7 + ASP.NET Core 7, making use of the latest version of Microsoft .NET technology and the newest version of C#.
It features improved editing functionalities with the Block Grid editor, which is a new Property Editor that will replace the popular Grid Layout Editor. This feature is built on modern and future-proof technology.
Umbraco 10 was released on June 16, 2022, and is the first major version following the LTS plan. Therefore, it is long-term supported.
This version runs on .NET 6 and ASP.NET Core 6.
It supports SQLite, allowing for an integrated database across platforms, making it easy to get started on Windows, Mac, and Linux. This replaces SQL CE.
Additionally, it utilizes Nullable reference types. This refers to a set of features introduced in C# 8+ and reduces errors in your code by minimizing the likelihood of your code causing a System.NullReferenceException at runtime. Umbraco incorporates Nullable reference types in its APIs.
Umbraco 9 has reached its End-of-Life. The version is no longer supported, and we recommend that you do not use it.
Umbraco 9 was the first version that didn't necessarily need to run on a Windows environment or through Umbraco Cloud but could work on platforms like Linux and Mac. Additionally, this version included the following improvements:
Umbraco 8 was introduced in 2019 and is regularly updated with bug fixes and security patches.
This version represents a significant upgrade of the CMS compared to Umbraco 7. Version 8 has contributed to making work with Umbraco easier in terms of extending, editing, and expanding functionality.
Three features, in particular, stand out compared to Umbraco 7:
After more than 10 years, Umbraco 7 is being announced as End-of-Life. This means that the version will no longer be supported and maintained, including updates, features, and security fixes. Therefore, we no longer recommend hosting your website on this version.
Whether you are facing an upgrade, migration to a new version, or starting a new project, our certified Umbraco developers can guide you in the right direction.
Compared to previous versions of Umbraco, Umbraco 7 introduced a complete redesign of the navigation. It also provided the capabilities of AngularJS and Bootstrap, which proved highly beneficial for those building cross-platform websites with advanced functionalities.
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Technically, you can still use previous versions after their End-of-Life, but it is not recommended.
Here are the implications:
An Umbraco release is the publication of a new version of the Umbraco CMS software. It includes new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security updates.
A major release is a significant update that typically introduces major changes and new features. It may require adaptation or upgrades to existing functionality. A minor release, on the other hand, is a smaller update that primarily includes minor improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations.
Starting with Umbraco 9 (September 2021), a new major version is released twice a year. Every fourth major version (every two years) will be long-term supported, known as Long-Term Support (LTS), while the remaining versions will be Standard-Term Supported (STS).
Short-Term Support (STS) refers to a release or version of Umbraco software that receives support and maintenance for a short period after its release.
Long-Term Support (LTS) describes a release or version of Umbraco software that receives extended support and maintenance, usually for several years after its release.
End-of-Life (EOL) indicates the point in time when a release or version of Umbraco software is no longer supported. This means that there will be no further updates, bug fixes, or security patches available for that version.
You can find the Umbraco version in the Umbraco Backoffice by clicking on the help/info icon and checking the version information. In newer versions from Umbraco 10+, you can also click on the Umbraco logo in the top-left corner to display your version.
Umbraco provides documentation and guides on the upgrade process, and certified Umbraco developers can assist you. It is recommended to create a backup of your existing installation, follow the upgrade instructions, perform testing, and then proceed with the migration.
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