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Installing and deploying EPiServer 7 upgrades

In order to provide a flexible upgrading and development environment, EPiServer products are based on a platform part and components with specific dependencies.

EPiServer platform

  • EPiServer Framework - platform
  • EPiServer CMS - CMS core 
  • EPiServer Shell - UI framework definition/core

EPiServer UI (Add-ons)

  • EPiServer Shell UI - UI framework implementation
  • EPiServer CMS UI - CMS UI definition/implementation

EPiServer products, modules and updates are available in the following formats:

  • Product installation packages (msi file) from EPiServer World Downloads
  • Patches to the platform from EPiServer NuGet feed
  • User interface updates and add-ons are available from the EPiServer Add-on Store inside the EPiServer user interface

Work procedure for installation, patches and add-ons

This description applies to upgrading a EPiServer 7 site to 7.1. Or, you can upgrade your 7/7.1 EPiServer site to 7.5 by following the “Upgrading” section in the EPiServer CMS Developer guide.

In a development environment with version control, a developer performs the following steps by checking in the new and updated files to the system:

BulletInstall the EPiServer platform

Install the EPiServer 7 platform using the installation package from EPiServer World.

BulletGet the latest patch

Install the latest patch version for the platform from EPiServer NuGet feed.

BulletUpdate the user interface

Update the EPiServer CMS user interface to the latest version (7.1) from the Add-on Store.

BulletDeploy for test and verification

After installing the add-ons in the development environment, deployment is done to the production environment using ordinary routines for test and verification.

Last updated: December 10, 2013