Getting Started as a Developer

Free Online Resources

You can get started learning right away by accessing a great resource listing that our developer community put together for those starting out with Sitecore as well as our Master Sitecore YouTube channel or our Helix documentation site.

Getting up and running

Some helpful steps when you first want to get started: 

  1. Make sure you can log into This is your key to being able to access so many things in the Sitecore world.

  2. Download Sitecore 9 today from You can also look at other versions and modules in our full downloads list.

  3. Read the prerequisites in the installation guide. You will need to setup a few things before running the installation scripts.

  4. Take a free eLearning course! This free course from Sitecore will guide you through the basics of Sitecore and set you up for future training and certification.

  5. Dig into the Developer Documentation for Sitecore 9. This technical documentation will help you understand more about the platform and the architecture.

Need any help? Join the Community!

Many members can help answer your questions about developing on the product. Have a question? Need to chat with somebody? There are multiple ways to get involved through these community-driven initiatives:

  1. Sitecore Stack Exchange:

  2. Sitecore Slack Chat: (Join via the signup form)

  3. Community Forums: