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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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Clickbait with a Conscience

Figuring out how to use clickbait to entice and influence your audience can be tricky. This month, we are looking at the second principle from our eBook “Powers of Persuasion" – using nice clickbait.

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SilverStripe 3.7.1 and 4.2.0 are out

Proudly announcing new minor releases for the SilverStripe 3.x and 4.x release lines, including a few performance and security related changes which you should consider when upgrading. 

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Auckland Meetup: GraphQL, React & SilverStripe 4

The SilverStripe community recently came together for a long overdue meetup in Auckland, and heard presentations showcasing GraphQL, React, and SilverStripe 4.

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Introducing a new approach to deployments

Introducing an exciting new feature to the deployment dashboard for SilverStripe Platform and the Common Web Platform, allowing customisation in how you build the code you deploy to your site.

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Team Collaboration Discovery for CWP

Posted in UX/Design, Developers

Tagged CWP

Paul Clarke

by Paul Clarke

Posted 12 July 2018

Delivering the best user experience for SilverStripe CMS users requires ongoing research. This recently led us to conduct a discovery initiative on behalf of the CWP community.

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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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Site of the Month: Fittopia

Impulse Digital are creators of this months 'Site of the Month' for their work on Fittopia.com.au. Impulse Digital developed an online lifestyle platform for Fittopia that helps fitness businesses to connect with media outlets. Read more about the project and what modules were used here.

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Introducing the SilverStripe Resources Centre

Announcing the launch of our brand new, completely free Resources Centre, where we've brought together years of expertise into one place. You will find a collection of downloadable content including case studies, eBooks, whitepapers and more. 

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CWP 2.0 major release and upgrading

Posted in Developers

Tagged CWP, release

Dylan  Wagstaff

by Dylan Wagstaff

Posted 13 June 2018

Last month the first major version release was made for CWP since its inception in 2013. CWP 2.0 marks a huge milestone for the platform and allows CWP customers to now upgrade their sites to be compatible with SilverStripe 4. Here is a technical overview of the release.

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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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StripeCon EU 2018: See you in Enschede!

We are happy to announce StripeCon EU 2018, this year in Enschede, The Netherlands on the 20th-22nd of September. Join us in Enschede to meet the community, learn what is happening in the open source space or get involved and present a talk yourself! 

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Meeting up with the SilverStripe community

At our most recent SilverStripe Meetup in Wellington, the community came together to learn about upgrading to SilverStripe 4, the dos, the don'ts and the benefits of upgrading to 4. SilverStripe developers Charlie and Marco also unpacked the topic of search, of which you can view in this post.

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The intersection between art and technology

Many developers are also artists as they too are creators and doers. SilverStripe developer and artist, Juliet Brown, expands on her talk about the intersection of art and technology from the 2018 Decompress conference in Melbourne.

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Influencing for good in the Public Sector

Influencing change in the public sector is tricky, especially when you’re trying to curb behaviour. In this post we look at just 1 of the 6 principles from our upcoming ebook on influencing for good, the principal being 'the magic of three'.

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A win for privacy: Getting ready for GDPR

Posted in Open Source, Developers, Company

Tagged privacy, GDPR, compliance

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Ingo Schommer

by Ingo Schommer and Kamala Hamilton-Brown

Posted 15 May 2018

With new privacy regulations set to go live this month for European citizens, SilverStripe is taking the necessary steps to be GDPR compliant. We explain all in this post and trust it clarifies our efforts to respect the right for individuals to control their personal data.

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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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Site of the Month: Camden Council

Camden Council is May's 'Site of the Month'. Built by Solutions Outsourced, it is an innovative, accessible, visually engaging design built to ease pressure on the Council's call centre. 

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Tame the Content Beast Part 5: This is for everyone

In the final part of our Tame the Content Beast series, we highlight a crucial step in crafting your web content, accessibility. Our simple checklist will help you ensure your content is accessible to everyone. 

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5 top tips for using Sketch

Discover how the design team at SilverStripe uses Sketch, as we break down our top 5 tips for streamlining your digital design workflow.

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The enduring value of unit tests

SilverStripe developer Jess Champion recently presented a talk at Decompress 2018. She summarises her talk on unit testing and answers the question, why do we do automated testing?

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When do you stop starting again?

Is it the 'latest and greatest' or the 'old is gold' proverb that holds true when it comes to new vs legacy technologies? Stevie Mayhew doesn't think they have to be mutually exclusive, or does he?

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