As mentioned earlier in this chapter, Umbraco headquarters have released a licensed product called Courier. This tool takes the pains out of migrating content from a staging or development environment to a production environment. Courier is available for a small license fee. You can download this product, along with other PRO offerings, directly from the Umbraco repository found in the packages node in the Developer section of your Umbraco installation.

image For tips and detailed instructions on how to work with packages, refer to Chapter 10.

In a nutshell, Umbraco Courier consists of the following features and benefits:

  • Right-click is all you have to learn. Courier lets you deploy content directly from the context menu. All you need to do is right-click the content you want to transfer and select the Transfer to Staging option. Courier will validate all dependencies and make sure that the transfer only happens if there are no conflicts between the two environments.
  • Detects all images. Without any configuration needed, Courier will automatically discover any images associated with your content and transfer those without your needing to think about it. It even knows about any variations of the image you use and makes sure that the correct sizes and thumbnails are transferred.
  • No more ID conflicts. Although content IDs between environments might change, it's not something ...

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