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Importing an existing site into Silverstripe


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Healing Energy Music

1 September 2012 at 11:36am Community Member, 1 Post

Hi there,

I'm extremely new to CMS, so I just have a quick question.

How can I import my existing site www.healingenergymusic.com (which is not a SilverStripe website) into SilverStripe for Content editing and management?

If you could give me a step-by-step process to do so that would be great.

Ace Matters
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martimiz

2 September 2012 at 2:46am Forum Moderator, 1091 Posts

This is not an easy question to answer. The best thing to do, I think, would be to install SilverStripe on a test site, and check it out. (If you have no testsiteavailable, check out the existing SilverStripe CMS demo [url=http://ss3.demo.silverstripe.org/]here[/url]].)

Yours is not a very large site, so I guess you could just copy your websites content into the CMS page by page. As for the theme: your HTML setup is somewhat dated, so you'd do well with an existing SilverStripe theme, and just add your header image and change the colors a bit...

There are modules and themes available here: http://www.silverstripe.org/extending-silverstripe/ Look for the userforms module that will let you create a (contact)form.

Take a look at the tutorials and ther documentation here: http://doc.silverstripe.org/framework/en/

If you are more experienced, checkout https://github.com/silverstripe-labs/silverstripe-sitetreeimporter. There is a static importer [url=http://www.silverstripe.org/static-importer-module/]here[/url] That I haven't tested.

Cheers, Martine