Umbraco Starter Kit Installation Guide

umbracoWith the release of Umbraco 7.5, setting up your theme has been significantly streamlined.
Rather than spending long amounts of time designing your website aesthetics, a set of Bootstrap Starter Kits have been developed to save you time.
The steps below will outline how to install one of the many starter kits available, so that you can spend more time on your content and less on design.


Basic Steps

Note: Please be aware that the ASP.NET application pool being used must not have 32-bit applications support Enabled.

  1. Navigate to your Umbraco site admin section and login
  2. Go to Developer -> Packages on the left hand menu
  3. Search for your theme using the displayed bar, In this case I will be installing Umazel, and click on it
    umbraco_theme_1
  4. Select Install Package
    umbraco_theme_2
  5. Accept the Terms of use and select Install Package
    umbraco_theme_3

Further Steps

For some users, this will fully install and work; If visiting your site generates a server error then the following steps can be done.

  1. Logon to your FTP and navigate to the domain in question
  2. Click on the Web.config and view the file as text, then click the edit button at the top of the view
  3. If the first characters in the file are ï»¿ delete them.
    Find the line

    <add key="Umbraco.ModelsBuilder.ModelsMode" value="PureLive" />

    and change it to

    <add key="Umbraco.ModelsBuilder.ModelsMode" value="AppData" />

    Save the changes and exit the window.

  4. Within your Umbraco dashboard go to Developer on the left hand side. Select the Models Builder tab and press the red Generate models button (in some cases you will need to press the Reload button to see the generate models option)
    umbraco_theme_4

That’s it. Your theme should now be installed, and view-able.


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