Date posted: 15 October 2018


A tutorial on building a .NET Core website with Umbraco Headless

By Emmanuel Tissera @ AWIA members Luminary

I recently had the privilege of presenting something special at the Melbourne Umbraco Meetup. We built a .NET Core MVC website using Umbraco Headless. Yes, we know it’s BETA and still in preview. But who could resist?

I’ve been working with production builds of Headless CMS driven websites for some time now and thought it’s time I gave Umbraco Headless a go. Want to try it out on your own too? We’ve got the slide deck and the live video as it happened for you to follow along.

The verdict

The following were the plus points when using Umbraco Headless:

  • The Familiar and Friendly Umbraco Back Office
  • Ability to use ASP.NET Core
  • Quite a comprehensive Library which had routing out of the box
  • Inbuilt caching
  • A NuGet feed to get all those pre-release versions

The points which could be improved:

  • Improved and up-to-date documentation
  • Ability to gracefully handle content not found errors
  • The ability to port content across headless instances

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