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Alberts2

23 August 2009 at 1:08am Community Member, 1 Post

Hi Guys and Girls,
I'm new here and I am also new to SilverStripe, although I have a WordPress site which is focused on [url=http://gainmuscleshop.com]muscle gaining secrets[/url].
What I would like to ask to all you SilverStripe experts out there, - what are the relative merits of SilverStripe in comparison with WordPress, and what would you say the major advantages of using SilverStripe would be?
Any and all feedback would be welcomed, and thanks for helping a newbie out, :)
Alberts

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baba-papa

23 August 2009 at 8:30am Community Member, 279 Posts

WordPress is for children an silverstripe is for big boys.

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banal

23 August 2009 at 11:58am Community Member, 901 Posts

I can't give you a funded answer to your question, since I never really used WordPress for a Site. As far as I know, WordPress started as a blogging software and has grown a lot in functionality with modules (or plugins?). If you're comfortable with WordPress and it covers all your needs, I suggest you stick with it.

As for SilverStripe: I for one like the clean MVC design, the ease of use of the CMS, and the template Engine that easily allows output of site content in different formats (RSS, HTML, etc.)... Just to name a few.

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baba-papa

23 August 2009 at 7:31pm Community Member, 279 Posts

I´m not a good web developer yet but Silverstripe had a solution for all my problems. All the code is accessable and well documented as long as you have some knowledge of OOP, PHP and SQL.
I worked with ExpressionEngine before. It is strong and quick as long as your demands fit it´s capability. But customers have always their own ideas how their site has to look like and what functionality it sould have. I ran in too many problems with ExpressionEngine and so I switched to SilverStripe.

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inspriatin01

1 October 2009 at 11:24am Community Member, 2 Posts

I'm working on a new site on [url=http://www.buyinginfraredsauna.com/]infrared sauna[/url] using Wordpress too and I really love it, easy to use and very efficient with all the plugins that we can install. But I might use Silverstripe to build another site in future seeing such good review on Silverstripe here.

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Hamish

1 October 2009 at 12:49pm (Last edited: 1 October 2009 12:49pm), Community Member, 712 Posts

don't feed the spambot.

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ashiyanayoga

1 October 2009 at 11:20pm Community Member, 1 Post

Thanks for the post

Ashu
www.ashiyana-yoga-goa.com

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Mo

2 October 2009 at 1:42am Community Member, 509 Posts

I used to use Wordpress, Its great for blogging and small websites, but I was starting to find it very restrictive, and building themes was very hacky.

The MVC layout of Silverstripe means that most of the logic is separate from the templates, which in turn makes them way easier to work on.

I also love the fact you can have multiple templates, with Wordpress, having say, a template for the homepage, a standard page template and say a couple mre templates for different page types is a complete nightmare to do.

Also Silverstripe supports saving to draft, Publication requests (when using the workflow module) and you can quite easily restrict members ability to modify the site.

My only gripe with Silverstripe, non hierarchical URL's!!!

Mo

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