The Umbraco forum is a friendly and supportive forum where users can find resources and ask questions pertaining to Umbraco, the open-source ASP.net CMS. You can ask questions, search for answers, find documentation and a tonne of packages from the growing Umbraco community of over 200,000 members.
Share your knowledge about Umbraco in the forum by helping out other users and receive karma points for being active in the community. Umbraco is the friendly CMS system, and that attitude extends to the Umbraco forum as well!
What is the Umbraco Forum about?
The Umbraco forum is a resource for all things Umbraco when developing your websites using the CMS. It is the go-to site when it comes to fixing bugs, finding ready-made Umbraco source codes and getting help with your Umbraco coding. If you have a question about anything Umbraco related, you can find it here and get help with troubleshooting.
You can utilise the forum in the following ways:
- Searching for answers to your questions about Umbraco; either through the search bar or by filtering through the different categories
- Asking a question about Umbraco
- Answering other users’ questions about Umbraco to receive karma points
You can search the forum with questions pertaining to these sub-categories:
- Using Umbraco and Getting Started
- Templates, partial views and macros
- Extending Umbraco and using the API
- Developing Packages
- Umbraco 8
- Umbraco Cloud
- Umbraco Forms
- Umbraco Courier
- Contributing to Umbraco CMS
Asking For Umbraco Support:
Have a question about Umbraco? Do a quick search on the forum to see if it’s already been asked and click on the relevant thread to view the answers.
If not, post the question in the forum in the relevant sub-category and check back to see your replies. You may want to give feedback about the solution to mention if it worked or not.
Providing Umbraco Support:
Find a topic or thread that hasn’t been answered yet, and share your solution to it. Answering threads is also a great way to learn more about the issue, and you can share your research and knowledge about Umbraco, while helping another user out. In return, you can earn karma points for your contributions.
By pooling together the collective knowledge about Umbraco, users and developers can learn and deepen their knowledge about the CMS system.
Earn Karma Points
You can also earn karma points for being active on the Umbraco Forum. While these are virtual points, the karma may come back to you via recommendations, job offers or being recognised as Umbraco’s Most Valuable People in the community. If you’re a big fan of Umbraco, the forum is one way to become known as a leader in the Umbraco community.
You can receive karma points for:
- Asking questions on the forum
- Answering questions on the forum
- Giving the answer that is marked as "correct" earns you a little more
- People up-voting your questions and answers on the forum
- Creating a package and having people up-vote your package
Umbraco Support and Community
Umbraco is built on the values of community and support. As open-source software, users are welcome to contribute to the Umbraco source code through Github. Likewise, the community is very supportive and embraces that by contributing and helping out other developers.
The Umbraco forum members are a friendly bunch and generally reply to questions within a day. The forum itself has become more of a support network, where you can meet and befriend fellow Umbraco users and build relationships. The Umbraco Forum is definitely recommended as a great way for developers and users to learn, share and engage with others in the Umbraco community.