Hi everyone. I have some familiarity with HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL, etc, but I've never used a CMS before, apart from a Wordpress blog. I have been researching family history, and I want to put the information up on a website for family members to see. The main components of the site would be the details of ancestors - dates of significant events, spouse & children, occupation, etc - which could then be viewed in different pages (e.g. a tree listing, a life chronology, etc). If it wasn't going on the web, I could put it in a simple database.
I could easily do all this in HTML, but some data would need to be entered several times, and additions would have to be done on several pages. So I was wondering if a CMS would do the trick, decided to give it a try and at least learn to use a CMS, and chose SilverStripe to try it.
So I need to be able to set up additional fields in the MYSQL database, which I can do in phpMyAdmin, insert the data, and then be able to draw the data out as I need it on each page. I just want to ask for some guidance on where to start please, specifically:
1. Is SilverStripe suitable to do this?
2. Where would I start looking to get the information I need on how to do it?
Thanks very much.