SilverStripe Blog

German book released!

Posted by Sigurd on 3 March 2009

"SilverStripe – Das umfassende Handbuch" is now in German bookstores and available online to purchase for €39.90.

At 450 pages, it provides a more structured and comprehensive set of SilverStripe technical documentation than what is currently available at, so we strongly encourage German developers to buy the book and become a much more educated, sophisticated SilverStripe developer!

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Forms, Newsletter, Blog modules released

Posted by Sigurd on 25 February 2009

To coincide with SilverStripe 2.3.0, the forms, newsletter, and blog modules have been released.

Details on each module are described below.

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SilverStripe 2.3.0 released, 1000s of improvements!

Posted by Sigurd Magnusson on 23 February 2009


Screenshot of SilverStripe 2.3

SilverStripe v2.3.0 is now available to download! This release brings thousands of updates, and shows our continued effort in making SilverStripe's underlying codebase a tool for professional website developers and the CMS a user-friendly and efficient interface for non-technical content authors.

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March 1: Wellington SilverStripe hackathon

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

On the first Sunday of each month, Wellington hosts a geek get-together at the Southern Cross bar called SuperHappyDevHouse.

We've been invited to be the theme for their March event. We're planning to show people how to use our ModelAdmin feature to quickly build administration interfaces, and give pointers on how to contribute to our open source project. If you've got a pet bug or feature, you might even be able to bribe us to solve it with a beer!

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SilverStripe v2.3.0 release candidate 3 is now available

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

Over the past two months we've made an impressive number of improvements to the upcoming version of our software, SilverStripe v2.3.0.

Release Candidate 3 is now available. Please help test it and submit bugs. Based on the importance of bugs raised in coming weeks we will either relabel this as a stable version or produce a release candidate 4.

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User help updated

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

In recent weeks, Michael and Ngoc have updated screenshots and a lot of the content at our 100+ page CMS-user help website,

This brings the material up to date for our upcoming version of SilverStripe 2.3.0, and is part of our overall efforts to continually improve our documentation.

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San Francisco Meetup - Feb 19

Posted by Sigurd on 2 February 2009

If you want to meet SilverStripe developers in San Francisco later this month, you're in luck!

Two members of our open source community, Jep and Phillip, are hosting an after-work meetup for anyone interested in learning about and discussing SilverStripe. We hope you can make it!

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Publicise your website in your member profile

Posted by Sigurd on 30 January 2009

Less than 30 of our 2000+ forum members have their website publicly listed in their profile.

By including your website URL, you make it easier for the community to learn about you. You may even gain some commercial work if your forum posts, themes, or showcase sites make you look good! (This is especially true if you also enter your city and company name.)

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Demo gets a 2009 facelift!

Posted by Sigurd on 22 January 2009

SilverStripe designer James has given a brand new look. The new theme is clean, balanced, and integrates the navigation unobtrusively. The goal is to make the content the central focus.


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SilverStripe praised by major European magazine

Posted by Sigurd on 21 January 2009

SilverStripe has received a very positive review and a four page tutorial in one of Europe's major computer magazines. c't Magazine is a hardware and software magazine with a circulation of 367,000. It's written in German and has the highest subscription base of any technology magazine in Europe.

The article mentioned SilverStripe's involvement with the U.S. Democratic Convention, provided a walkthrough of setting up a simple site, mentioned our upcoming book, and had some lovely things to say about SilverStripe:

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