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Installing SilverStripe

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

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Spontaneous error on stable build of 2.3.2


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24 August 2009 at 1:32pm (Last edited: 24 August 2009 1:36pm), Community Member, 5 Posts

The CMS, privileges, theme customization, etc. was all working like it was supposed to. A few days ago, I was uploading files via the FTP, and I simultaneously uploaded an image with the CMS. Didn't think that through. Anyway, it is now not populating the site with the pages correctly, is not including background images from the CSS, and will not allow me to build the database.

The site is live -


25 August 2009 at 2:03pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Okay, I've narrowed it down to this - It just won't display the background images from either external or internal stylesheets.

PLEASE let me know any possible ways to reverse the error or whatever it is. I am going to find any way to get in touch with the SS development team tomorrow, whatever the cost.


25 August 2009 at 3:55pm Community Member, 244 Posts

It just looks like you didn't properly upload a few images - nothing to do with SilverStripe. The background images are returning a 404.


25 August 2009 at 4:04pm Community Member, 5 Posts

Okay - we are one step closer. I had checked all the files, but the paths are still not working. It seems to not be updating the layout.css, no matter what kind of flush I do (?flush=1, ?flush=all, db/build?flush=1, images/flush.

Thank you so much for your help!


25 August 2009 at 4:23pm Community Member, 5 Posts


In updating the "layout.css" file, I had accidentally put a copy in the "Templates" folder, which threw the whole thing off, and looked for images in the Templates folder.

To any readers: make sure you do not have any css files in the templates folder!!