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Area: Optimizely CMS
Applies to versions: Latest

Get started developing with CMS

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Note: This documentation is for the preview version of the upcoming release of CMS 12/Commerce 14/Search & Navigation 14. Features included here might not be complete, and might be changed before becoming available in the public release. This documentation is provided for evaluation purposes only.

1. Set up your development environment

Set up a development environment with everything you need.

2. Install a sample site

Install the Alloy sample site and explore the Optimizely project templates.

3. Learn basic editing

Learn how the basic editing features work, and get familiar with the basic editorial tasks, before you start developing. 

4. Create a starter project

Create an empty project, to use as foundation for your continued development work.


Installing Optimizely CMS using Visual Studio

Install Optimizely CMS and upgrade to the latest using Visual Studio 2019 and NuGet packages.

Need more? See the Optimizely CMS Developer Program offered by Optimizely Education.

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Last updated: Jul 02, 2021

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