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11 August 2011 at 1:15pm
I'm new to SS and want to try the blog module. The installation steps link on the main blog module page is broken. How do I install it?
11 August 2011 at 5:43pm
Hi bostonmark - welcome to the forum.
I'll report the broken link - in the mean time you can see a simple explanation here http://www.sslearn.info/sslearn/installing-silverstripe-module-themes/.
Basically you just put the blog folder in the root of your site directory (i.e. in the same folder as assists, cms etc...) then visit http://www.yoursite.com/dev/build which will automatically update the database.
If you are just starting with SilverStripe I would recommend doing the written tutorials as they will give you a good base. Also it's worth noting that if your site is primarily going to be a blog then the CMS Wordpress may be more suitable - although I wouldn't say that to loudly round here ;)
12 August 2011 at 7:57am
Howard, you don't have to whisper that here. ;) Silverstripe is mainly used as a tool by professional developers and we recognize that there are extremely good reasons to use Wordpress instead in some cases.
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