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Good things take time: 4.0.0 stable released

We’re proud to announce the arrival of SilverStripe 4! This stable release is our first Long Term Support (LTS) release, and is quickly gaining module support with over 200 compatible modules already.

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Terms - the lost art of understanding

The purpose of terminology is to ease conversation and clarify understanding, but can often have the opposite effect. In this blog post, Chris Joe discusses why more thought should be put into the use of terms to increase understanding and reduce exclusion.

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A Partner's View: Why We Use SilverStripe

SilverStripe is the CMS of choice for a large number of different users. In this guest post, Séalan Cronin outlines why SilverStripe is the CMS that Made Media chooses to use, and what makes it so user-friendly.

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StripeCon New Zealand 2017 - A recap

At the end of last month we put on the first StripeCon New Zealand event. It had the social fabric of a meetup, but the variety of talks and diversity of an international conference. In this blog post Aaron Carlino recaps StripeCon and what made it a success.

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Agile Accounts - a successful Agile adoption

The SilverStripe Accounts Team took the leap to become Agile two and a half years ago. While the team may have changed since then, the Agile processes are still going strong. Here we outline how Agile works within the Accounts Team and the positive effect it has had.

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Driving government digital innovation across the ditch

The recent Driving Digital event in Canberra presented a great opportunity to get involved with other New Zealand tech companies and hear from the CDOs in the Australian federal government. SilverStripe attended this event and outlined some key insights about the future of New Zealand tech in Australia.

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Site of the Month: NRG Systems

November's 'Site of the Month' goes to NRG Systems. This interactive and highly informative website was created by SilverStripe Professional Partner Bluehouse Group. In this post we outline their processes to get this site off the ground and the success it has brought to NRG Systems.

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SilverStripe welcomes Voyage as a Professional Partner

We welcome the Christchurch based digital agency Voyage to the SilverStripe Partner Network. Voyage excels in taking digital products and ideas, and communicating them through stunning website experiences. We sit down with Voyage to hear more about their story and work.

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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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4 social media lessons from NZ Police

The New Zealand Police have some great advice on the use of social media in marketing. Here's what they had to say about how they best connect to their audience, as well as shedding light on the future of social media in emergency services.

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Our 2017 Community Survey: Tell us how we’re doing

Here at SilverStripe we want to get to know the open source community better! Now's your opportunity to give us an idea about what drives the open source community and win some great prizes while you're at it.

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StripeCon New Zealand: Update and Speaker Spotlight Pt 2

In a couple of weeks the SilverStripe community will be coming together to learn, network and celebrate the release of SilverStripe 4. In this update we cover the remaining speaker spotlights and provide details for the StripeCon NZ livestream.

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Good things take time: 4.0.0 stable released

We’re proud to announce the arrival of SilverStripe 4! This stable release is our first Long Term Support (LTS) release, and is quickly gaining module support with over 200 compatible modules already.

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Little White UX

Design is a lot like magic, as it can be used for both good and evil. SilverStripe Principal Designer James Ford, provides a fun and enlightening breakdown of the concept of dark patterns and how they are used to influence our behaviour.

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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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Making SilverStripe fluent in other languages

SilverStripe is on it's way to becoming a polygot, mastering all the languages. Senior developer Robbie Averill talks us through how SilverStripe is approaching multi language and localisation support with our fluent module. 

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StripeCon EU in Malta: Sun, Knights and Code

SilverStripe core developer Ingo Schommer recaps StripeCon Europe 2017. See what talks and topics were presented in Malta as well as some interesting systems being built on SilverStripe by the European SilverStripe community.

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SilverStripe 4.0.0-rc1 - the goal is what we RC-ing

This release candidate 1 marks the final steps of a long road to a stable SilverStripe 4.0.0 release. See what this means for your upcoming project and what modules have already been updated for SS4.

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UX New Zealand 2017: A recap

Posted in UX/Design

Tagged user experience, UX, design, conference

Dani Smith

by Dani Smith, James Ford, Mikaela Young, Paul Clarke and Sacha Judd

Posted 19 October 2017

A team of SilverStripe designers and developers recap their time at the UX New Zealand conference for 2017. Discover their favourite talks from the two day event, which brought together local and international speakers with a shared passion for better UX.

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StripeCon New Zealand: Update and Speaker Spotlight

The very first StripeCon New Zealand is just around the corner. We've locked in the speakers and will be spotlighting each speaker and their topic. There are only a few tickets left to StripeCon so check out what will be going on and grab a ticket!

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4.0.0-beta4: A fantastic release

SilverStripe 4.0.0-beta4 has been released! This marks the end of the beta development cycle and the beginning of the release candidate cycle. See what the Open Source team have been working on in this beta4 release.

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Trends to investigate in Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides an abundance of information when it comes to understanding the behaviour happening on a website. Lana Gibson from Lanalytics helps us to understand and interpret the key trends available in Google Analytics. 

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