In today's tutorial, you will learn how to install a package within Umbraco. One of the best features of Umbraco is the developer community that supports it. There are countless add-ons and packages that you can quickly install within your Umbraco project to gain extra functionality without having to spend time doing the development work yourself.

Manually

There are two ways to install packages in Umbraco. The first way is the manual way, download a package from Umbraco and install it. To install the package, first, log into the Umbraco back-end and go to the development section:

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Click 'install local package', click the file uploader and select the package on your computer. You do not unzip the package as Umbraco will do everything for you.

Umbraco Package Repository

Navigate to the developer section in your Umbraco back-end, go to the 'Developers' tab and click 'Umbraco Package Repository'. As long as you have a working internet connection, you should see a list of packages that you can install.

In this tutorial, I will install 'Articulate' a blogging add-on for Umbraco.

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Click on the package and select 'Install Package',. From here you should see the packages installation information:

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Hit the install button and job done.. it's as simple as that!