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Installing SilverStripe

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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wilsonStaff

9 May 2010 at 5:32am Community Member, 142 Posts

Hi, i am TOTALLY new to SS (but not to XHTML, HTML, CSS and the likes).

Before going on, i have bought the Silverstripe complete Guide to CMS and intend to read it. I do have a simple task to do before taking the time to learn SS and CMS.

But frankly, i am quite frustrated. For something that is supposed to ease things, its REALLY complicated. Let me ask a very few basics questions for which i expect to have basic replies that arent supposed to exceed two lines..... in which case its not a basic answer.... Told you i am p...

- via FTP, ive dowmloaded themes/ folder from the server TO my local themes/ folder. From there, how do i open templates?

- how in the world do you start a NEW project once or run MULTIPLE projects???? Do i have to install a new SS everytime i start a new project???? In comparaison to HTML where you have folders, do i have to use the htdocs folder each tiem and move old projects elsewhere?

- i want to change the headers of one page because i need to add JS script and the CMS User Admin panel wont let me add JS from the HTML view? How can i do that?

Thanks for helping.

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Willr

9 May 2010 at 11:22am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

- via FTP, ive dowmloaded themes/ folder from the server TO my local themes/ folder. From there, how do i open templates?

You should be able to edit .ss templates in any text editor you wish. I use TextMate on mac but anything from notepad to dreamweaver can be used to edit the ss files.

- how in the world do you start a NEW project once or run MULTIPLE projects???? Do i have to install a new SS everytime i start a new project???? In comparaison to HTML where you have folders, do i have to use the htdocs folder each tiem and move old projects elsewhere?

Personally I install SS new everytime for a new site. In my Sites folder I have folders for each site and they each run on separate databases. If you don't want to manage a whole bunch of installs and instead want 1 set of code you can use the Subsites module which enables you to run multiple sites off 1 install but to begin with I would make each its own install.

- i want to change the headers of one page because i need to add JS script and the CMS User Admin panel wont let me add JS from the HTML view? How can i do that?

See the HTMLEditor Config page for how to customize the allowed options - http://doc.silverstripe.org/htmleditorconfig.