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Problem with tutorial 1 using WAMP


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27 February 2009 at 11:32am (Last edited: 27 February 2009 11:32am), Community Member, 2 Posts


I rarely use Windows, but I'm stuck at my mother's right now because of the weather. I thought I'd make use of my time and learn more about Silverstripe.

I'm having fun so far, but just thought I'd paste a problem I encountered with the tutorial. This could be related to WAMP-only, I'm not sure.

Instead of being able to use:

<div id="Banner">
<img src="tutorial/images/welcome.png" alt="Homepage image" >

I had to use:

<div id="Banner">
<img src="themes/tutorial/images/welcome.png" alt="Homepage image" >

I've encountered no other problems. I'm assuming this is a rewrite rule that's failing?

Thanks for your help,


27 February 2009 at 2:42pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Sorry looks like I missed that. We changed the paths in ss 2.3 so we had to go through all the tutorials and change them. I'll fix it now


4 August 2009 at 1:01pm Community Member, 1 Post

I just encountered the same problem but couldn't find this post until I'd figured out the solution and got a search string that worked! It looks as though the tutorial ( hasn't been updated. (as of 4 August 2009)

You need to update the block

<div id="Banner">
<img src="tutorial/images/welcome.png" alt="Homepage image" />
<div id="Content" class="typography">

We can then delete themes/tutorial/templates/, as it is no longer needed. Replace the code we just copied out of themes/tutorial/templates/ with $Layout, so it looks like this:

To include "themes/" in the image source path.

I'm using MAMP with a local install on a MacBook Pro. Great product :-) I'm looking at updating my site.

Wellington NZ