This page contains details for our Umbraco author and editor training course. For information on our Level 2 developer class please visit the course page.


This one day course is for people who work with Umbraco to create and edit website content. The course explains the fundamentals of Umbraco and aims to unlock all of the hidden tips and tricks to ensure that working with Umbraco day to day is a pleasure rather than a frustration.

In short we want you to be able to focus on creating compelling content for your website visitors by empowering you to use Umbraco to your maximum potential.

At the end of the course you will take away a printed Umbraco user manual and your course workbook so that you are able to revisit the exercises performed during the day.

Moriyama editor training courses are available for Umbraco version 4, Umbraco 6 and Umbraco 7.


Umbraco editor training is can be scheduled upon request. The course is for groups of 6 students or more.

Upon request we will schedule a course either at our offices in London or Liverpool - or on site at your premises. We can prepare a bespoke course - using your Umbraco installation. If you wish to do this the lead time to schedule the course will be longer.


This is a one day course that takes place between 9am and 5pm. During the course we will cover the following topics:

Morning session

Accessing Umbraco

  • Which browser to use
  • Accessing the login page
  • The Umbraco Back Office
  • Umbraco terminology
  • Logging out of Umbraco
  • Changing your password
  • Roles and Permissions

Creating Content

  • Choosing a document type
  • The layout grid
  • Save, Preview and Publish
  • Finding content
  • List Views

Working with Content

  • Sorting
  • Rollback
  • Unpublish and Delete
  • Copy and Move
  • Recycle Bin
  • Notifications


Afternoon Session

Working with Media

  • Media Types
  • Creating Media
  • Working with Folders
  • Cropping Images

Working with the Grid

  • Grid Editors
  • Row options
  • Fantastic layouts
  • Reordering Grid Rows
  • Row & Cell Settings
  • Grid Gotchas

Advanced Property Editors

  • Rich Text Areas
  • Link Picker
  • Content Pickers
  • Macros
  • Our Umbraco Packages

Introduction to Umbraco Forms

  • Create a Form
  • Publish a Form
  • View Form Entries

Questions and Answers

  • 40 minute slot to ask the trainer questions
  • Site Clinic - queries/improvements suggestions for your site

Site Clinic is an opportunity for the course students to show their own Umbraco sites, and detail any current issues and frustrations in their day to day work. The course teacher will try to understand the cause of problems, identify any known Umbraco version bugs and suggest solutions and workarounds, in sympathy with the provided Umbraco solution.

Praise For Our Courses

A fantastic course with a great instructor. Darren helped with any queries we had and any problems that there were.
It was really good to be trained by an experienced and affable practitioner. Thankyou.
Marc was very clear and helpful and would answer any questions and assist with anything we wished to learn, I'd do it all again tomorrow!
Darren's Knowledge of the subject matter and surrounding subject areas was fantastic. The information was clear, concise, presented well and the methods taught were extremely useful (i.e. they were not some vague facet of the system but were real world techniques).

On Site Training

You provide the meeting room and projector, and we provide the course at your office. You save out-of-office time and travel expense for all students. On site training is available for groups of 6 students or more.

Please contact us for more details.

Cancellation Policy

The policies below apply to UK courses only - terms for overseas courses will be agreed with the student on a per course basis.

Completion of the course registration form is a commitment to attend and pay for the course. 

Should the student choose to cancel their booked training for whatever reason, the following charge will apply:

  • Up to one month before the course - 10% charge
  • Within 28 days of the course - 50% charge
  • Within 14 days of the course - 75% charge
  • Within 7 days of the course - 100% charge

Your course booking cannot be moved from one date and location to another without our consent.


How much does training cost?

Our courses cost £550+VAT per student. The price includes the course, lunch/light refreshments on both days.

Do I need to pay VAT?

VAT is applicable to all of courses that are delivered in the UK.

How long do the courses last?

The courses run for one day from 9.30am until 5pm.

Who does the training?

Training in the UK is provided by Darren Ferguson or Marc Goodson. Darren is a trainer who has worked with Umbraco since 2006. Marc is an Umbraco MVP and has been working with Umbraco since 2011, and supporting and training content professionals on a range of CMS products since 2004.

What shall I bring?

Bring a windows laptop. You will need to have a modern web browser installed and be able to connect to a WiFi network.

Can you provide me with a laptop for the course?

We are unable to provide laptops, you will need to bring your own.

Where do you provide training?

We are based in London and Liverpool but are usually willing to travel anywhere to provide training.