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SilverStripe 4.4 has landed! Improved file URLs, upgraded themes, and more

The latest minor release of SilverStripe 4 has arrived and we’re so excited to be able to share it with you. SilverStripe 4.4 boasts a number of improvements to the Developer experience and new features for Content Editors—all of which aim to deliver higher-performing websites.

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Christchurch community's take on GraphQL & Design Systems

At the December 2018 SilverStripe Christchurch meetup, Rob Ingram provided an introduction to GraphQL and Jacob Carrington gave us a practical guide to developing front-end design systems.

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The Buzz on Best-of-Breed

In marketing, there has never been more tools at our disposal—the range of tech options is endless! Find out how the benefits of adopting a best-of-breed marketing technology stack can improve your marketing efforts.

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Site of the Month: Wellington Advent Calendar

January's Site of the Month has been been awarded to New Zealand-based SilverStripe Professional Partner, DNA, for the Wellington Advent Calendar. The site celebrates Christmas and promotes local businesses with a highly interactive user experience.

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Our plan for ending PHP 5.6 support in SilverStripe 4

PHP 5.6 became End-of-Life in December 2018. In this post, we outline our plan for ending PHP 5.6 support in SilverStripe 4 and provide some guidance for customers.

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Announcing the release of SilverStripe 4.3

We're excited to announce our latest minor release, SilverStripe 4.3, which comes packing a number of improvements aimed at creating a better development experience for web teams, enhancing usability for Content Editors, and delivering higher performing websites.

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Safety first

Hear SilverStripe's own Simon Erkelens talk about security at the SilverStripe Wellington Meetup on October 17.

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Nicolaas Francken brings his 'pet' DOG to a meetup

Listen to this talk from Nicolaas Francken of Sunny Side Up, who spoke at the SilverStripe MeetUp about his Data Object Generator (DOG).

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We're getting personal

While personalising first names in emails has become commonplace, there is a wider world of personalisation to be explored. For the final principle of the Powers of Persuasion series, we take a look at how your organisation can build trust online by personalising the user’s experience.

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Site of the Month: DIRTT

November’s Site of the Month has been been awarded to Calgary-based SilverStripe Professional Partner, Evans Hunt for DIRTT.net. The site showcases innovative solutions for interior design and construction, and boasts a beautiful visual experience.

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Module of the Month: Have I Been Pwned?

Breached passwords not only pose a threat to personal information but can give attackers the keys to your site. But how do you know if a password has been breached? SilverStripe Developer and security buff Simon Erkelens has answers in November’s Module of the Month, Have I Been Pwned?

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Trust Me

When we make decisions, we look to people we trust to decide what we should do. For the fifth principle of the Powers of Persuasion series, we take a look at how your organisation can build trust online.

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Why we’re excited about SilverStripe as a headless CMS

Finance is a highly competitive industry with a strong technology focus. In this post, Nick MacKay from Melbourne-based digital agency Spark Green tells us how companies in the finance sector can gain an advantage with headless CMS.

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StripeCon EU 2018—Let’s get technical!

As our representative from SilverStripe HQ in New Zealand, Robbie Averill gave us a rundown of all the technologies, ideas, and implementations at StripeCon EU 2018.

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Automating deployments to SilverStripe Platform with GitLab

Building on their previous post introducing Continuous Integrations with GitLab, in this guest post from E2 Digital, Hayden Shaw tells us how they’re automating deployments to SilverStripe Platform.

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Three new talks from the Christchurch SilverStripe community

When the Christchurch SilverStripe community came together earlier this month, developers spoke about setting up an OS X local environment, getting a site in order before its SilverStripe 4 upgrade, and using Docker.

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Development within agencies, continuous integration, and Gitlab CI

There’s a lot of excellent discussion about continuous integration and how useful it is in modern web development. In this post, E2 Digital’s Tim Oliver explains how to get started with GitLab CI.

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SilverStripe Platform provides powerful solutions

SilverStripe delivered three new, interconnected websites for WelTec, Whitireia, and Te Auaha to help create exceptional web experiences for their students. Here's how we did it!

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Following the herd

When we're uncertain on how to behave, we look to others for guidance. For the fourth principle from our Powers of Persuasion eBook, we take a look at how you can use social proof in your communications to influence a person when they are making a decision.

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Getting Meta; A datastore in a datastore

Posted in Open Source, Developers

Tagged open source, developers, SilverStripe, JSONText

by Russell Michell

Posted 9 October 2018

Introducing an exciting and  little known SilverStripe module, JSONText, which stores and manipulates JSON data programmatically and optionally via the UI using the silverstripe/cms module. 

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Our trip to Semi Permanent 2018

What do you get when you add 1 design conference, 2 days and 4 SilverStripe designers? A whole lot of inspiration! Dani Smith summarises some of the Semi Permanent 2018 experience. 

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StripeCon EU – Strength in numbers

More than 90 SilverStripe developers, agencies, and community members recently came together in the charming city of Enschede to celebrate the 5th StripeCon EU conference.

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