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General Questions

General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Is SilverStripe right for me?


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18 December 2008 at 11:18pm (Last edited: 18 December 2008 11:26pm), Community Member, 1 Post

A client has approached me wanting to have a CMS for a new site.

They need to add news(accept comments) - with thumbnail image generated, add/edit page content, add events, add bar opening times, bar menus, a Gallery and also want to bolt-on some existing PHP app that I have built on another site.
Can SS do all this? I know the latter is a big ask.

Thanks for any help with this.

And finally, what is the best way to test it? Just practice with it, I guess?


19 December 2008 at 12:23am Community Member, 395 Posts

I would ask you to look at a website I am working on.


I think this will answer all your questions.


19 December 2008 at 1:31pm (Last edited: 19 December 2008 1:32pm), Community Member, 712 Posts

accept comments - yes, existing feature
thumbnail image generated - yes, existing feature
add/edit page content - yes, existing feature
add events - yes, with a small amount of php
add bar opening times - yes, with a small amount of php.
bar menus - yes, with a small amount of php
a Gallery - yes, a module exists


19 December 2008 at 3:49pm Community Member, 395 Posts

yes Hamish is 100% correct, see my website it has got all the things you need. and it has some reservation functionality too.

You will make good use of SilverStripe.