Migrate or update Umbraco to the latest version

     We can migrate your Umbraco site to the latest version in a flash

Umbraco constantly evolves, and the latest version, Umbraco 14, is a game-changer. Packed with innovative features and improvements, Umbraco 14 empowers you to build modern, secure, and performant websites that stay ahead of the curve.

1. A brief history of Umbraco

Umbraco is an open-source content management system (CMS) that has been around since 2000. It was created by Danish developer Niels Hartvig and has grown to become one of the most popular CMS platforms in the world. Its flexibility, user-friendly interface, and robust community support make it an attractive choice for developers and businesses alike. Over the years, Umbraco has seen numerous updates and improvements, ensuring it stays relevant in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

2. Why Upgrade to Umbraco 14?

Why Upgrade to Umbraco 14? Is your website feeling a bit stuck in the past? Umbraco 14 can change that. It's a game-changer, packed with features designed to make your website modern, secure, and performant. 

Here's what you can expect:

  • New API for easier integrations
  • Modernized & customizable backoffice
  • Improved development & editing experience
  • Simplified content management
  • Easy customization for unique needs
  • Enhanced performance & scalability

3. Does migrating take long?

When planned properly, it is easy. Depending on the size of the project, it can be done in 2 to 5 weeks. 

These are the steps we take.

  • Umbraco CMS Technical migration
  • Content migration from live
  • Customer verification
  • Final content alignment

We prioritize a smooth transition to minimize downtime and maximize your website's performance.

4. Choosing between Umbraco 13 (LTS) and 14 (STS)

With Umbraco 14 being the latest release, you might wonder which version is the right choice for your website.

  • Umbraco 13 (LTS): Known for its stability and long-term support (End of life: Dec 14, 2026) , Umbraco 13 is a popular choice for websites prioritizing reliability. 

  • Umbraco 14 (STS): As the latest version, Umbraco 14 offers the most up-to-date features and potential performance improvements. Ideal for ongoing development projects that can adapt to future updates.(End of life: May 30, 2025)

Not sure which version is right for you? We have extensive experience migrating websites to both Umbraco 13 and even Umbraco V14. Our team of Umbraco  experts can guide you to the perfect version. Contact us!

5. Versioning in Umbraco

Versioning is a fundamental aspect of software development and maintenance, and Umbraco is no exception. Each version of Umbraco is identified using a three-part numbering system: MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH. This semantic versioning system helps users understand the scope and impact of updates:

  • MAJOR: Significant, potentially backward-incompatible changes (e.g., Umbraco 8 to 9).
  • MINOR: Backward-compatible new features and improvements (e.g., Umbraco 8.1 to 8.2).
  • PATCH: Backward-compatible bug fixes and minor enhancements (e.g., Umbraco 8.1.1 to 8.1.2).

Before final releases, Umbraco provides Release Candidates (RCs) for testing and feedback. RCs are nearly complete versions intended for identifying any last issues and preparing for upgrades. While useful for testing and planning, RCs should not be used in production due to potential bugs.

6. The Importance of Upgrading Umbraco

Upgrading your Umbraco installation is essential to keep your website secure, fast, and up-to-date with the latest features.

Why it's important:

  • Security: Protects against emerging threats with vital security patches.
  • Performance: Enhances speed and responsiveness with performance optimizations.
  • Features: Leverages new features to enhance functionality and user experience.
  • Support: Ensures continued access to technical support and community resources.
  • Compatibility: Maintains compatibility with modern web technologies and third-party plugins.

7. Why choose USOME to migrate your Umbraco site to the latest version?

Why? Well...as a one-stop shop for all things Umbraco, we deliver high-quality and affordable solutions. our expert team, skilled in both development and content migration, works closely with you to plan your project and ensure a smooth and efficient process tailored to your website. Let USOME be your trusted guide to the future of Umbraco! Contact USOME today! Contact USOME today!

8. What are the costs?

Migrating Umbraco does not have to be expensive. These numbers are based on an average website with standard functionality and <100 pages.

Upgrading  to Umbraco V13 or V14 costs around 2500 dollars.