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Help SilverStripe grow by nominating us at the Packtpub CMS awards

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 3 August 2009

Packtpub 2009 CMS Awards LogoToday the world's major open source CMS awards opened for 2009. Run by the UK publisher PacktPub, these annual awards provide a $24,000 prize pool and exposure to winning CMS projects. Winning helps to fund new features in our software, and helps us grow our developer and user community.

We'd love your support, by...

  • Nominating SilverStripe for the awards, now.
    You can nominate from now until September 11. You may both:
    Nominate us for Best Overall Open Source CMS.
    Nominate us for Best Open Source PHP CMS Award.
    The rules allow you to nominate SilverStripe in both of these two categories.
  • Voting for us, soon. The most nominated projects are presented to the public as finalists to vote on. Assuming we get enough votes to be a finalist, you can vote for us from late September until the end of October. A category winner is selected by a judging panel.
  • Spreading the word! Tell others to nominate now, and later vote, as described above. You can share the following banner to help with this:
    Nominate your favour CMS now! Banner image for 2009 Packtpub Awards

Apple iPod NanoWin an Apple iPod Nano or Touch for helping out

By nominating or voting for your favourite CMS, you go into a draw to win Apple gear. Three people from the nomination phase will be drawn by PacktPub to win an 8GB iPod Nano, and three people from the voting phase will get an 8GB iPod Touch!

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Share your SilverStripe experience in global CMS survey

Posted by Sigurd on 3 August 2009

A global survey to profile users of open source CMS software has just been launched. If you've used or implemented SilverStripe software, we'd love for you take 10 minutes to complete the survey.

The survey asks questions about how satisfied you are with various products, your budget, and the features you feel are most important. It's being run by CMSWire and Water and Stone, and the results will be available as a public report on the state of the CMS industry. You go into a draw to win $100 iTunes gift certificate by completing the survey.

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5 module updates provide a real field-day

Posted by Sigurd on 10 July 2009

We've released updates to five modules today. The set of releases focuses on giving more power to non-technical people in managing website forms.

Screenshot of Userforms moduleUser Forms v0.2rc2

Today's release of the User Forms module is a significant update and near-rewrite of version 0.1.

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What should be on council websites of the future?

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 June 2009

Last month, SilverStripe spoke about what we consider to be the future trends and features of council (local government authority) websites. We also asked council staff what they wanted to add to their websites. You can watch our presentation and read council views below.

All of this took place at an annual conference of council web managers and developers. The same conference also featured a panel discussion on content management systems, and the new website we produced for the council of Gisborne won an award.

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What should be on council websites of the future?

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 30 June 2009

Last month, SilverStripe spoke about what we consider to be the future trends and features of council (local government authority) websites. We also asked council staff what they wanted to add to their websites. You can watch our presentation and read council views below.

All of this took place at an annual conference of council web managers and developers. The same conference also featured a panel discussion on content management systems, and the new website we produced for the council of Gisborne won an award.

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Learn about SilverStripe and our government work in Washington DC

Posted by Sigurd on 25 June 2009

Join us in Washington DC! From 7 to 9pm on Thursday, 16th July, we're presenting an interactive case study of the 2008 U.S. Democratic National Convention website.

Homepage of demconvention.comPowered by SilverStripe, the website delivered content in both English and Spanish, had real-time videos of Barack Obama and other key speakers in HD quality, and received more than 2.6 billion hits over a 96 hour period.

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English book available for US pre-order. Preview the cover!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 24 June 2009

Work on the English SilverStripe book is steadily progressing!

Pre-orders of the book have been possible through Amazon.uk since April. As of today you can pre-order the book in US dollars from Amazon.com, too.

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Two SilverStripe appearances at open source conference next month

Posted by Sigurd on 23 June 2009

We'll be at OSCON, the world's largest open source software conference, and we'd love to meet you there.

The conference is held in San Jose, south of San Francisco, from July 20 to 24 and attracts thousands of developers and others interested in open source. Come join one of our SilverStripe sessions!

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SilverStripe 2.3.2 stable released: Multi-language support is back, and even better than before!

Posted by Sigurd on 19 June 2009

We've issued a new stable release of SilverStripe today! It restores support for multiple-language websites and includes a small set of usability and performance improvements.

Demo of translatable


SilverStripe has supported multiple-language websites since 2007. The feature which provides this is called Translatable in the codebase, and it lets you create a page with variations in different languages. Translatable is intended for websites whose content exists in a number of languages, while the structure of the site is similar or even identical for all of those languages.

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SilverStripe interest fills New York event: listen to the talk!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 18 June 2009

SilverStripe spoke at a monthly web-developer event in May. Listen to 61 minutes explaining our software and company, and answering a huge number of questions from a very interested crowd:

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