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Simon

a.k.a Firesphere,


SilverStripe developer in Wellington, NZ.

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16 Blog posts


Module of the Month: Focus on what matters

Focus Point is SilverStripe’s Module of the Month. It provides a solution for automatic image cropping, enabling content editors to easily set and crop imagery from a focus point, instead of the centre point of the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Module of the Month: SEO improvements

SilverStripe SEO is this months Module of the Month. Clients love to ask about SilverStripe and its Search Engine Optimisation capabilities, as it's an important factor to take into consideration before starting a new web project. Read what Simon has to say about the module.

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Module of the Month: Colouring outside the lines

Style and brand the CMS with the SilverStripe CMS Theme Module. This 'Module of the Month' makes it easy to change the look and feel of the CMS to match your client or agencies branding.

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Module of the Month: Let's go somewhere else

RedirectorPages can leave your SiteTree cluttered and difficult to use. This 'Module of the Month' alleviates the need for RedirectorPages, making it easier for CMS users to create redirects and navigate the SiteTree.

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Module of the Month: One thing at a time

This week's module of the month dives into forming a better CMS user experience when creating relations, by simplifying the overall process.

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Module of the Month: Never go out of style

Making a new style guide for each project can be a real chore, especially if you just want to dive in and get started. In this 'Module of the Month', Simon looks at how we can make this task much simpler.

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Module of the Month: This is not the module you’re looking for

In this 'Module of the Month', we look at an issue that is a little more important than modules. Let's leverage the capabilities and inputs of our entire team's ideas, opinions and approaches to solving complex problems.

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Module of the Month: Exit the WYSIWYG

This ‘Module of the Month’ discusses how SilverStripe CMS can be enhanced through the use of Markdown. By replacing the normal WYSIWYG editor with Markdownfield it can simplify the user experience and better ensure that modifications will not affect the structure of the page.

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Module of the Month: SilverGraph

Explaining your complex projects to a client or product owner can sometimes feel like chewing broken glass. In this 'Module of the Month', we look at how to easily generate a visual representation of your website structure using SilverGraph.

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Keep your server safe with ‘steamed clams’

To help keep your server secure, it’s a good idea to scan for viruses on uploaded files. This is when Steamed Clams comes in handy – this module scans for viruses in files you upload, or files already uploaded.

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Two Factor Authentication: Too FAr?

Two Factor Authentication: what is it and can it increase your security?

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Hacking the government

Wellington hackers attempted to hack the government last weekend. Here's the story.

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Debugging like a pro

Bugs, bugs, everywhere. How do you get rid of them? Here's a module that can help you debug like a pro.

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Removing the reinvented wheel

One of the things we try to accomplish in SilverStripe 4 is to move our re-invented wheels to established and known libraries. What does this mean for you?

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To infinity… and beyond!

SilverStripe developer Simon Erkelens reviews Milkyway Multimedia module.

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DataObject Annotations: Because typing @property is boring

Want to work faster and access a wider array of object properties in the autocomplete feature of your IDE? Then consider DataObject Annotations. 

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