Umbraco 13 launches with new suite of tools for enhanced integration, performance & user experience

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Open-source content management system (CMS) provider, Umbraco, has announced the general availability of the Long-Term Support (LTS) version of its core CMS, running on Microsoft .Net 8.

New Umbraco Cloud projects will automatically be on to the LTS version, which includes Minimal Hosting Model to simplify application initiation.

Umbraco 13 now includes webhooks, allowing events in one system to trigger actions in a second system via web-based messages. This new no code/low code feature enhances integration and frees up developers’ time, while empowering editors to extend the functionality of their websites.

Umbraco 13 introduces the option to move away from macros to using Blocks in the Rich Text Editor, allowing for reusable content and speeding site development. The introduction of Dynamic Root also improves the developer experience.

Like its predecessor, Umbraco 13 includes headless capability in the core CMS, allowing brands to deliver consistent content to diverse end-points.

Optimised for cloud deployment, Umbraco 13 benefits from improvements in the Microsoft .Net 8 garbage collector, which allows for more flexible scaling and improves the performance of larger sites. Security enhancements include controls over multiple, simultaneous logins and an update to ImageSharp.

By synchronizing with Microsoft .Net 8 and C#12 releases, Umbraco CMS developers gain the security, scalability and performance enhancements of the underlying platform, along with enhanced user interfaces that speed development, and ease integration.

Umbraco CTO, Filip Bech-Larsen, comments, “Umbraco 13 provides enhanced performance, scalability, and a range of new features, which provide web developers with a robust, forward-compatible platform for their projects. Umbraco Cloud project owners will also notice performance improvements that improve efficiency and support sustainability targets.”

Key features of Umbraco 13 LTS:

  • Faster performance on larger sites
  • Introduction of webhooks
  • Blocks in Rich Text Editor
  • XPath will be replaced by Dynamic Root to make way for future content management enhancements
  • Enhanced Media Delivery API
  • Headless Content Delivery API upgraded with nested field limiting and nested field expansion