We could post a picture here of a hungry little SilverStriper looking up at you with big eyes begging for your vote, or we could tell you that if we win, the prize money associated with the award will be put back into the developments for SilverStripe CMS (which is true). But probably all the incentive you need is to know if you vote, not only will you be giving love back to the CMS that loves you so, but you'll also be in with a chance to win an Amazon Kindle. Wahoo!
We're proud to be officially launching our Developer Network.
The SilverStripe Developer Network is our matchmaking service, to help SilverStripe developers get more commercial exposure, and to help those organisations using SilverStripe on their websites get resources to build and support their sites.
For the fourth year in a row, SilverStripe has been recognised by the Packtpub Open Source Awards, and is one of the five finalists in the category of Open Source CMS.
What's particularly exciting about these awards is that they are a mix between a public vote and a judging panel.
We're pleased to announce SilverStripe 2.4.2, our second update to the 2.4 codebase. This is now our recommended version of SilverStripe CMS to use on production websites.
As always, we'd like to thank members of our community for helping out with this release, by contributing patches, filing bugs, and generally sticking around to help others - you guys rock!
Today we've launched a free extension to SilverStripe CMS that makes it easier to build websites for mobile devices.
Most websites now have a noticeable amount of visitors using mobile devices. We've been looking at how to make it easier to build websites that can be accessed through popular mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Google Android phones.
Show your support by nominating SilverStripe CMS in PacktPub's annual software awards!
Your nomination will help us to secure our position as a finalist, which in turn allows us to secure money we can devote on furthering our open source project. Gaining a good position in the PacktPub awards also helps us to spread awareness of SilverStripe CMS, which fuels adoption and encourages growth in our developer community.
One of our developers, Andreas Piening, has been working on creating a module to get SilverStripe to work with Oracle databases. And while there's key functionality that isn't working yet, we've been able to get a "Hello World" SilverStripe website on the 10g version of Oracle.
It's nowhere near ready to go into production, but we're looking for people who are interested in testing the module. If you're using Oracle, and are willing to take what we've done for a test drive and contribute feedback on this pre-alpha build, it would be appreciated.
You asked for it, you got it. SilverStripe has a new version of user help which is compatible with the current 2.4 version of the CMS.
It was a big job, but we had help from many of you! We put up a beta version of the user help document and asked for your feedback while we were writing it. So first off, we'd like to thank all the people who helped us make user help better: Fred Condo, Anita Graham, Nigel Vining, Stephen Metcalfe, Marcus Dalgren, and the users going by the names of Martijn, Mike, Sunnybex, Fil, and Stefdv.
We're pleased to announce 2.4.1, our first update to the 2.4 codebase. You can check a full list of changes in our changelog, but here are some highlights:
Mostly, however, 2.4.1 is a security release for vulnerabilities discovered recently and contains all enhancements and bugfixes since the 2.4.0 release.
The necessity of search engine optimisation (SEO) in making a website is apparent. At the very least, there's a usability component to SEO - if your customers, or potential customers, can't find the content, it might as well not be there.
SilverStripe's built in search-engine-friendly features (like hierarchical URLs and the ability to write good, clean semantic HTML templates) are a major consideration into what we're building out. Right now, one of our developers, Andreas Piening, is improving the Google Analytics module, so that one can more easily visualise Google Analytics data with SilverStripe.