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

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skill level for silverstripe users


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4 April 2009 at 3:46am Community Member, 1 Post

I'm a graphic designer who has designed websites using xhtml and css.
I have not used php, javascript, etc. Will I be able to design a sight for my client using silverstripe cms, including a members only area, without more advanced programming skills, just basic html/css. And will they be able to easily learn silverstripe so they can maintain and update their website.

any advice


4 April 2009 at 5:54am (Last edited: 4 April 2009 5:55am), Community Member, 901 Posts

Hi and welcome to the forums

I'm not sure if there's a way to create a SilverStripe Site without touching some PHP files :). The PHP coding can be very trivial though (eg. defining some array entries that will then be used to create the Database fields). Maybe you should check out the Tutorials:

If you can complete/understand these, you should be able to create your own sites with SilverStripe.
As for the maintaining and updating of the Site: I think that's a huge advantage of SilverStripe compared to other CMSes. It's really simple to use.

Just try it. You'll discover soon enough if it fits your needs.