Umbraco Content Editors User Guide

The Umbraco content editors guide is a comprehensive yet easy to read instructions for editors and marketers performing everyday tasks within Umbraco. This guide isn’t written to look at every single function available within Umbraco. My aim is to create a simple Umbraco manual that will help you to get an overall understanding of how you use the various features within the CMS. The tutorials in this area assume no prior knowledge of Umbraco and provide a brief introduction and explanation of the overall interface. The guide covers the most common tasks an editor would likely face providing clear instructions and helpful guidance.


These tutorials, include your first introduction to using Umbraco.  These tuorials will cover things such as, what is Umbraco?, how To Access The Umbraco Login Page, Umbraco Interface Explained, how To Log Out Of The Umbraco Backend.

What is Umbraco?

What is Umbraco? If you are reading this guide, then I'm taking a wild guess that you have probably been hearing a lot about Umbraco lately. So, what is Umbraco anyway? Umbraco is a tool for creating and running websites. Umbraco makes it super easy [...]

How To Access The Umbraco Login Page

The first things most people will want to do is get their hands dirty with the back-end. If you want to do any sort of content editing, or administration on your website, then you will need to access the Umbraco login page in order to access the site[...]

Umbraco Interface Explained

After you have logged into Umbraco, the first thing you will see is Umbraco backend interface. The content section is where most content editors and marketers will spend their time, although there are several other sections that allow you to manage d[...]

How To Log Out Of The Umbraco Backend

Logging out of Umbraco is pretty simple, that it almost doesn’t deserve a blog post.  Your account information is on the top left-hand side of the editor. If you click the profile button you will see the account information dialog. Click, logout an[...]


Your website is a collection of web pages which are grouped together hierarchy and usually connected together in various ways. Creating and managing pages is how you will use Umbraco the most. This section will cover all the basic you need in order to build your website the way you want.

How To Copy/Clone a Page in the Umbraco Backend

Instead of creating a new page within Umbraco each time, it’s often quicker to copy an existing page, or section instead and then change the bits you care about.  Cloning pages in Umbraco is very simple.  In the Umbraco backend, find the page you wan[...]

How To Edit An Existing Page In The Umbraco Backend

One of the most useful aspects of any website is that unlike a book, a webpage can be updated easily and frequently. Editing existing pages within Umbraco is even easier than creating a new page. Finding Your Content All your Umbraco web pages are vi[...]

How To Re-order Pages in Umbraco

Re-ordering pages on a website is a fairly common task. Recently, one of our content editors asked me how to sort pages; he was trying to drag pages in the tree to where he wanted it to live and then saving it, but wondered why it did not save correc[...]

How To Move A Page In The Umbraco Backend

Pages can easily be moved within Umbraco.  The most common reason to move pages is to change the order they appear in menus, or news feeds. Moving a page might be as intuitive as you first think.  In most systems, you simply drag and drop pages, but [...]

How To Publish Content Within The Umbraco Backend

After you have created a page within Umbraco, there are several options available to you to help you manage your content.  This post will help you understand these options and how to use them Saving Just like a Word document, you can save your pages [...]

How To Unpublish a Page In The Umbraco Backend

After you create and publish an Umbraco page you may want to unpublish it. There are many reasons for wanting to unpublish a page; a news item is out of date, a product is out of stock etc… Like publishing pages, you have two main options for unpubli[...]

How to Undo Page Changes in the Umbraco Backend With Page Revisions

Umbraco will save a version of your page every time you make a change and save it.  This version management is useful for several reasons: If you need to legally prove what content was displayed on your websites and on what dates If you made a mista[...]

How To Delete and Restore a Page in the Umbraco Backend

Sometimes, simply unpublishing a page within Umbraco isn’t enough. If you know you will never need the contents of a page again then there’s not much point in keeping it anymore.   Umbraco can work with hundreds of pages, but, as a general for any CM[...]


How you will add content into Umbraco will vary slightly based on how the developers have structured your templates. As Umbraco provides a very flexible platform every person reading this will have a slightly different set-up as your page templates and blocks will be unique to your business. There are a number of principles, however, that will be relevant to everyone reading this.

The Umbraco Richtext Editor Explained

The Rich Text Editor is the control you will use to add most of your content onto your website.  I think almost everyone reading this will be familiar with the interface.   If you have used Microsoft Word, or Google docs, then the interface should be[...]

How To Add and Edit Word Docs, PDF Files and Media To Your Umbraco Pages

Adding Word docs, PDF'S, and media into Umbraco is exactly the same as adding and editing images... it all happens in the media library To access the 'Media Library' click on the Media icon on the left-hand menu.  This will load the Media Viewer whe[...]

How To Work With Images In The Umbraco Backend

A web page would be pretty boring without images.  To display an image on one of your Umbraco pages it must be loaded into the Umbraco Media library. Many companies will provide you with a pre-set library of images that you can use, while other compa[...]

How To Add A Macro Into The Richtext Area Within The Umbraco Backend

So far in our journey, I've discussed pages and templates that are pre-defined and fairly limited.  The Macro was introduced to allow content editors to have a bit more power over the content that gets displayed.  A common example of an Umbraco macro[...]

How To Enable or Disable The Umbraco Spell Checker

Umbraco, like a lot of the main CMS playa's, Umbraco uses the TinyMce editor to provide rich-text editing facilities for content editors. TinyMCE provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface and is one of the main reasons why it has become an indus[...]


When we work with Umbraco we have two types of people who interact with the website.  You have the people who run the website and you have the people that use the website.  When you work with some CMS systems, the terms "user" and "member" are used interchangeably, however, in Umbraco the two are very different things. A member, is a customer/someone who uses your website.  A user is a content editor/website owner, if you are reading this then you are probably a user.  How we manager users and members is slightly different and this section contains some guides to help you manage the basic tasks.  


How To Delete A Member From Umbraco

In this post, I'm going to explain how you can delete users from Umbraco. The Difference Between Users and Members When we work with Umbraco, we deal with two types of users.  You have the users who can access the Umbraco backend, as the people in yo[...]

How To Delete A User From Umbraco

In today's guide, I'm going to talk about how to disable/delete an Umbraco User (backend Umbraco editor user) from the system. Deleting Or Disabling A User   A very frequent cause of confusion for Umbraco users, is the ability to delete users from Um[...]

How To Create A Page in the Umbraco Backend

Creating a page within Umbraco is pretty easy and you should be able to get up and running in less than 10 minutes. Before we start, I should warn you that your Umbraco page structure will look slightly different to mine and the document types that y[...]

How To Make Sure Your Images Are Web Appropriate

A very common mistake that lot of new content editors make is to upload inappropriately large images into Umbraco. The aim of this article is to explain why inappropriately large images are bad and what you can do to upload web appropriate images ins[...]


4 Video Marketing Tips You Can Use With Umbraco CMS

Since the invention of the television, businesses and marketers have used video as a means to move their audience, with the intention of converting those viewers into sales. TV represented a huge revolution in the marketing industry and became the pr[...]

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