1. Setting up your development environment
Episerver is conveniently installed through Visual Studio and the Episerver Visual Extensions, providing everything you need to get a sample website up and running and get started developing.
Install Visual Studio
Visit Microsoft Visual Studio to download a suitable version, if you do not already have Visual Studio installed.
Install the Episerver Visual Studio extensions
Using the extension package for Episerver CMS you can set up a project with a database, required NuGet references, and sample templates (optional). The easiest way to install the Episerver Visual Studio extensions is directly from Visual Studio (Community, Professional or Enterprise) as described below:
- Select Tools > Extensions and Updates.
- In the extensions window, select Online, and type "episerver" in the search box.
- Select Episerver CMS Visual Studio Extension and click Install (or Update if already installed).
Note: The Installing Episerver video shows you how to install an Alloy sample site.
You can order a time-limited demo license for evaluation purposes from the Episerver License Center.
Note: You need a commercial Episerver license for testing and production environments to work properly.
Continue by setting up a new project for development in Visual Studio: