Install Umbraco CMS and ByteEditor Site Builder with SQL Light

Don't know how to code? No worries! Following the instructions, you can start your website in just 10 minutes without any coding knowledge.

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Important information

This guide is for ByteEditor Site Builder 1.X (and up) with Umbraco 13.X. Currently, we do NOT support Umbraco 14.X. 

As Umbraco 13.X is a long-term supported version we recommend using this version.

ByteEditor Site Builder must be installed on a clean version of Umbraco with no other starter kits or websites previously installed or configured.

Before installation

Install the latest .NET SDK.

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Step 1

Open the command-line interface.

You can do this by navigating to any folder on your machine and typing cmd into the browser bar followed by the enter key.

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Step 2

Copy-paste the following scripts one by one. You can give the solution and project different names if you wish, these are only an example.

# Ensure we have the compatible Umbraco templates
dotnet new install Umbraco.Templates::13.* --force

# Create new solution
dotnet new sln --name "Your website name"

# Create new Umbraco project
dotnet new umbraco --force -n "Your website name" --friendly-name "Admin" --email "your@email.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite

# Add project to solution
dotnet sln add "Your website name"

# Add ByteAnt.ByteEditor package to project
dotnet add "Your website name" package ByteAnt.ByteEditor

# Run
dotnet run --project "Your website name"

How to install one of the ByteEditor templates

Change penultimate script from step 2 to one of the following scripts:

# Ensure we have the compatible Umbraco templates
dotnet new install Umbraco.Templates::13.* --force

# Create new solution
dotnet new sln --name "Your website name"

# Create new Umbraco project
dotnet new umbraco --force -n "Your website name" --friendly-name "Admin" --email "your@email.com" --password "1234567890" --development-database-type SQLite

# Add project to solution
dotnet sln add "Your website name"

# Add ByteAnt.ByteEditor package to project
dotnet add "Your website name" package ByteAnt.ByteEditor

# Run
dotnet run --project "Your website name"

Saas/Startup Website Starter Kit

# Add ByteAnt.ByteEditor.SaasStarterKit package to the project
dotnet add "Your website name" package ByteAnt.ByteEditor.SaasStarterKit

Agency Website Starter Kit

# Add ByteAnt.ByteEditor.AgencyStarterKit package to the project
dotnet add "Your website name" package ByteAnt.ByteEditor.AgencyStarterKit

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Step 3

Once the script has finished running, you will see a console message similar to this:

[22:59:11 INF] Now listening on: https://localhost:6858

Open your preferred web browser and navigate to the localhost URL in the console message.

ByteEditor Site Builder and Umbraco CMS will now be fully running on your local machine.

Want to use MS SQL Server?

Check the following more detailed guide for MS SQL Server