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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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Does 2.3.0 work?


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Gravitational FX

22 June 2009 at 11:26am Community Member, 22 Posts

I like the idea of SS, however, after installing 2.3.0 onto my system..

... I cannot get the newsletter module to work
..the Gallery module doesn't seem to have a place where I can upload files or select them
the google analytics module doesn't work.

Is it just my system or is anybody out there developing customer websites with these modules that are actually working?


22 June 2009 at 2:28pm Community Member, 712 Posts

Inevitably there will be a delay between when a version is released and when all the modules are compatible.

You could raise a ticket in the bug tracker, so that the module maintainer can let you know when it is 100% compatible. In the meantime, what errors are you getting?


22 June 2009 at 3:04pm Administrator, 679 Posts

Hi there,

2.3.0 is quite old now; have you considered upgrading to 2.3.2?

I believe all of the modules that you have listed are in the "unsupported modules" section of the site, so it's possible that there are some incompatibilities with 2.3.x.

For the Gallery, I believe that UncleCheese has a better gallery module that you might want to use.
For google analytics, it might be easier to insert the tracking code into the template yourself.


22 June 2009 at 3:06pm Community Member, 712 Posts

(oops, misread the version)


22 June 2009 at 5:56pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

If you want to use newsletter with 2.3 I believe we have it working (on this site infact) by using the trunk version. You can download a recent snapshot of trunk [url=]here[/url]

Gravitational FX

23 June 2009 at 10:28am Community Member, 22 Posts

Hi willr

Thanks for taking the time to reply - I really like the CMS but getting really frustrated being a newbie :-o

I dropped the schema, created a new one and installed SS 2.3.2
Downloaded the trunk, but again it's confusing how to install it, even from the read me file.

The .gz file contains the folder structure "modules\newsletter\trunk\......"
The readme says to extract the newsletter folder to the root of the CMS and do a dev/build.

I did that, so now in my root I have the "newsletter\trunk\...." folder and all files underneath (basically dropped the modules folder).
But dev/build does nothing. No tables updated or inserted.

So I played around and removed the "trunk" folder copying everything into the "newsletter" folder.
Now I have from the root "\newsletter\...\code and \css etc"

Can I ask;
Why include the "modules" and the "trunk" folder in the archive when it's not to be used when extracting?

Or, the read me file should be updated to say
Note: archive file has the folder structure "\modules\newsletter\trunk\...." You only need to extract the trunk folder and below.
1. extract the trunk folder and files contained within it, from the archive, to the SilverStripe root
2. rename "trunk" folder to "newsletter"
3. run /dev/build

I would think that all archives should be ready to roll. i.e. ready to extract direct to the root without any renaming of folders or changing or heirarchy.

This would make things a lot simpler for everybody.

Many thanks again for the help - I am now the proud owner of the Newsletter module and slightly less frustrated :-)


23 June 2009 at 10:37am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Can I ask; Why include the "modules" and the "trunk" folder in the archive when it's not to be used when extracting?

This a limitation of the automatic zip generation we have with trac, the stable / final releases should be packaged correctly.