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Migrating a Site to Silverstripe

What you need to know when migrating your existing site to SilverStripe.

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Migrating CMSMS Site to Silverstripe


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6 January 2013 at 5:35am Community Member, 3 Posts


I'm migrating an old site from CMS Made Simple to Silverstripe. I installed SS on my local machine using MAMP.

I found some storage behavior. When I try to create a template, and put the html code from the old site in it, and restart mamp and the try to open the admin interface, I get a blank page that contains only the footer and no way to login.

If I remove the html code from the old site from the template, everything works normal again.

Could anybody help me? I'm new to Silverstripe. Many thanks!

This is what my template looks like:


<% include Footer %>


<script src="" type="text/javascript">
<script type="text/javascript">
_uacct = "UA-194517-1";


6 January 2013 at 9:49am (Last edited: 6 January 2013 9:50am), Community Member, 332 Posts

did u flush using ?flush=all after the adress


6 January 2013 at 7:27pm Community Member, 33 Posts

Do you have $Form variable in your template? This is where the login form is rendered.


6 January 2013 at 10:52pm Community Member, 3 Posts

Yes. No change.

Nope. Thanks for the hint. It sort of works but when I try to login, the form redirects me to the live site instead of the one on my local mamp installation. How can I change that?