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Opening file for mac/changes not showing up


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29 September 2009 at 11:54am Community Member, 3 Posts

I am a noob with Silverstripe but decided it was the CMS for me after evaluating a number of options.

Now I am working through the tutorial and need to edit the file. Problem is, I'm mac. I was able to open on an old copy of GoLive once I changed the .ss to .html to make the code additions. I saved, uploaded it back, changed the file name back to, and then reloaded the page with ?flush=1 at the end of the url. My changes are not showing up.

Am I missing something? Thanks!


29 September 2009 at 3:03pm Community Member, 3 Posts

Edit: After a few attempts, the changes worked just fine.

I would still like to hear from other mac users as to the best way to edit. Thanks.


29 September 2009 at 7:58pm Community Member, 901 Posts


I'm developing on a mac as well. I'm using eclipse, but if you never used it before, it might scare you a bit. There's an eclipse based IDE, specially designed for Web Developers called Aptana ( which might be worth a look. Also check out this wiki page for a list of possible editors:


30 September 2009 at 11:22am Community Member, 528 Posts

I found Aptana's very un-mac-like interface infuriating. That and its clipboard handling is inconstant. Some data will copy and paste from/to certain apps while other doesn't. I just use Coda and MAMP, unfortunately Coda is't free. Its similar to SubEthaEdit which is much cheaper


1 October 2009 at 1:56am Community Member, 10 Posts

Same here Coda and MAMP! Works great. eclipse was to tech for my taste. We are not all at your high-level "banal" ;)