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21 January 2010 at 8:13am
Hello, I am setting up a blog page with silverstripe (as my first site, I'm moving from modx) I want to know if there are any best practices for making changes/additions to extensions that will allow easy updating of the package at a later date?
Can the classes be extended/overridden in additional files in anyway?
I'm thinking something like hooks and overrides/prepend/postpend but for extension mods??
any help in how to approach changes in the most manageable way would be greatly appreciated.
21 January 2010 at 12:06pm
The usual method for overriding modules is to use sub themes for customizing css/images/templates and using decorators for customizing PHP files. Not all functions or objects are going to be decorator-able but you should be able to get pretty far using those 2 methods.
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