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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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Looking for information for starting to customize my site


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29 July 2009 at 6:57am Community Member, 1 Post

I have just discovered Silverstripe and although it looks promising
I can't find too much documentation for beginners.

What I need to do is convert my website
to Silverstripe.

However after reading your website's information I still have unclear where to start for:

1. How to change the default theme?
2. What to do to create a vertical menu zone?
3. How to insert flash animations (apart than using html code inside the pages)?

Can anybody point me to information urls I could check out?


29 July 2009 at 8:15am Community Member, 604 Posts

Hi there,

The best place to start is in the Tutorials section of the site:

Theming is relitvely easy if you have HTML and CSS knowledge. You will find in your default installation (if you installed using BlackCandy theme) two files called /themes/blackcandy/templates/ and /themes/blackcandy/templates/Layout/ These two files are your basic Views (the 'V' in 'MVC') and hold all the HTML and variables that display on your site.

Before delving into themes, I suggest you go through the tutorials first so you can get a good primer on how Silverstripe works.