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Getting Started with Vendr, the eCommerce solution for Umbraco v8+

In this section we will guide you through the key steps necessary to get you started with Vendr.

It is assumed that before we begin that you already have an Umbraco v8+ website configured, ready to install Vendr into. If you are unsure how to setup a basic Umbraco install, you should review the Getting Started documentation on the main Umbraco developer portal and return once you have this in place.

System Requirements

At this time, the minimum requirements for using Vendr are as follows:

  • Umbraco 8.4+
  • SQL Server Database (CE is fine for testing, but not recommend for live deployments)


It's important to understanding Vendr's versioning strategy so that you can perform informed upgrades during the life of a project. For Vendr, our version numbers can be interpreted as follows Product.Feature.Patch.

  • Product - A distinct version of the Vendr product which has significant breaking changes from the product version before it.
  • Feature - A version with one or more new features that have been added. The release could be breaking or non-breaking so it is important to review the changelog before upgrading to a new feature release.
  • Patch - A version consisting of minor, non-breaking bug fixes.

It is common within the development community that version numbers should follow the SemVer specification, however we don't feel that SemVer fits with how we wish to portray our versioning information. It is important then that developers understand the differences, especially when upgrading to a Feature/Minor release where the SemVer expectation would be for it to be non-breaking which may not be the case.

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