Umbraco Upgrading

The Umbraco upgrade process has vastly improved over the years. However, there are still some steps you can take to ensure that your upgrades go smoothly.

This might sound like obvious advice, but you need to plan your upgrades and updates so your live website isn’t affected.  My tips would be to upgrade a copy of your website locally.  If you have the budget then load balancers can take a lot of the pressure off of your upgrade process.  You can do the upgrade on an offline mode until you’re happy with it, then switch it live when it’s up and running.  If your budget doesn’t stretch to more than one server, then your best bet is doing the release when you have the lowest traffic, usually out of business hours or weekends, but it depends on your particular site’s traffic patterns.

Upgrades can go wrong, and if you don’t back-up you can waste hours/days trying to get your site up and running, so before you attempt anything back everything up, database, webroot etc..  After doing that you’re ready to get going…


1. How to Upgrade Umbraco 6 To The Latest Version
2. How To Reinstall Umbraco
3. How To Manually Upgrade The Umbraco Database

How To Reinstall Umbraco

In this post, I am going to explain how you can reinstall your Umbraco database, so you can start from scratch.  There are a number of scenarios when this is really useful.  Building a new website can often involve a lot of trial and error of approaches until we find the best one that meets the […]

How To Manually Upgrade The Umbraco Database

A website can be a company's gateway to making sales, generating leads or getting customer engagement. In some companies, zero-time is vital. If the website is down for maintenance while it's being upgraded, it can cost a company hundreds, or even thousands of pounds in lost revenue. One way to create zero time deployments is […]

Upgrade Guide: How to Upgrade Umbraco 6 To The Latest Version

In today's guide, I'm going to walk through the process of upgrading Umbraco from version 6.2 to 7.5. The aim of this post is to try and explain the issues you might encounter when upgrading and, hopefully, shed some light on some of the architectural choices available to you that can help make upgrades as […]