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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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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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Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

A/B testing is the best way to figure out what marketing messages and creative content appeal to your audience the most. Learn how the SilverStripe Marketing team implement variant testing so you too can increase your website’s engagement and conversions.

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It’s closing time for SilverStripe Forums

Spammers may have won this battle, but they haven't won the war. We're closing down our community forums due to a massive spike in spam but will continue to support community conversations in different channels. 

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A Silver Summer

Summer is coming. We're taking part in the Summer of Tech and Summer of Biz internship programs to attract recent graduates to come and work with us this Summer. 

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Layer your project, so users can eat that sweet sweet cake

Posted in Agile

Tagged agile, project

Diana Hennessy

by Diana Hennessy

Posted 27 September 2017

Not all scope is created equal, but if it is, it can make for an expensive project. Diana Hennessy discusses the benefits of prioritising to layer on the richness for your project.

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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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Equality for all Stripes

We couldn't just sit back and watch what is going on over the ditch. SilverStriper Kamala shares her and the company's stance on the Australian referendum for marriage equality.

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Enhancing user experience through typography

SilverStripe Graphic Designer, Dani Smith, discusses how to create the best user experience using the fundamentals of typographic design. 

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Summer of Tech Hackfest 2017: A recap

One year on from his Summer of Tech experience, Junior SilverStripe developer Tobie Jayme gives us his recap on this years Summer of Tech Hackfest after he was asked back as a floating mentor for student teams.

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