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Installing SilverStripe /

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

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Don't use the tutorial files!

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Community Member, 3 Posts

4 March 2009 at 12:37am

Dont use the tutorial files, go to and change your code to use one of the downloadable themes.

By all means go through the tutorials but if like me and your on a mac and you chose the tutorial "blank" install then it won't work (loads of problems for me anyway)

After I stoped using the /tutorial folder, all my errors and blank pages went away.

Good luck


Community Member, 1 Post

10 March 2009 at 10:39am

Hi Pyper,
thanks for your words of warning...Shame I only read them after altering my _config.php file! Now I have a blank page and no idea how to get my old _config.php file back. Any ideas?


Community Member, 3 Posts

10 March 2009 at 10:04pm

Hi mio, dont worry if you have changed your _config.php file just replace it or make a new one:


global $project;
$project = 'mysite';
SSViewer::set_theme("whatever theme you want to use");

global $databaseConfig;
$databaseConfig = array(
"type" => "MySQLDatabase",
"server" => "localhost",
"username" => "root",
"password" => "root",
"database" => "SS_mysite",


Also remember to enter http://localhost:8888/silverstripe/db/build?flush=1 afterward so that it rebuilds everything.

Hope that helps,