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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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Migrating from Joomla 1.0..


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11 June 2009 at 5:25pm (Last edited: 12 August 2011 4:56am), Community Member, 2 Posts

Hey I have a small website - [url=]Free Background Check Information[/url], and I am currently surfing around for an alternative content management system, Just got a lot of frustrations with joomla.. it all basically started when i tried to upgrade the CMS, it screwed up my content and modules..

anyway, I was hoping to get some info about migrating to SS

Do i need to redo all my layouts and formatting if i migrate?

Is there a guide or faqs page on this?

Are there any similar modules and add-ons for SS, like login/banners/rss/automailers/etc.?

Not really that savvy with sql, coz i read on another post about migrating using SQL to transfer stuff..

any feedback on migration would help.. thanks..

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11 June 2009 at 7:07pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Yes you will need to redo all your layouts - well at least convert them to SilverStripe templates and page types.

As for migrating content - the best way is to use SQL to extract the values from your old DB and reimport them into the SS Database. I have never had the pleasure of converting an existing site across - If its a simple site then you might find it easier to copy and paste content manually.

SS provides login/rss abilities out of the box and banners, automailers are fairly easy to custom build. To start I suggest you work through the tutorials -


15 June 2009 at 1:27pm Community Member, 2 Posts

Thanks for the advice willr, i'll take the time to look at the tutorials, i just want a cms that's easy to migrate to, less the headaches.. SS is definitely on my list..