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Test Evolution With Umbraco v9 to v11

by Dirk Seefeld

It's not hard to convince developers that automated tests are useful in their workflow. But it's not always obvious where and how to use tests in practice when getting into Test Driven Development (TDD). Dirk has experienced this struggle firsthand and is here to share with us the lessons he's learned, demonstrating his own approach to TDD.

A Brighter Editor Experience

by Mario Lopez

Umbraco is famous as the Friendly CMS. But as friendly as the editor experience can be out of the box, we have the power to make it even better. Mario shows us a number of great tricks and packages for improving the editor experience, and better yet, doing it without affecting the budget too much.

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Around the Web

A curated collection of Umbraco and industry related tools, tips, tricks, and tutorials from around the web.

Introducing QuickBlocks

credit: Paul Seal

In Paul's newest video he introduces QuickBlocks, a "quick" way to generate your website straight from HTML. Add data attributes and run the QuickBlocks import then bam - properties, rows, all ready for you to start working! Watch the video to learn more.

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Umbraco Block Thumbnails

credit: Mark Drake

Custom block thumbnails can really help give context to your editors. Mark has a lovely collection for you to start with or just snag and use as a basis to make your own!

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credit: Nik Rimmington aka HotChilliLtd

It can be daunting to keep track of all your media items and whether or not they have descriptions assigned to them, which is very important for accessibility! Nik's new package keeps your content editors organized and flags items without descriptions.

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Simple Backups

credit: Carlos Casalicchio

What if you could back up your database and files right from the Umbraco backoffice? Well in v8, you can! Check out Carlos's new package and see if it can help you!

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10 ways to create a low-carbon website

credit: Filip Bech Larson

A lot of changes in working environments - like the lack of commutes from remote work and ultra-low emission zones in cities - can make us feel like we've done enough. Filip's recent article shows us 10 ways that we can reduce our carbon emissions more by how we build our websites!

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