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Ten tips to master SilverStripe CMS

We like to keep things clean, simple, and easy-to-use in SilverStripe CMS. This means your team is more empowered to focus on creating outstanding digital experiences for your users. Here are ten tips that we think could take your SilverStripe CMS experience to the next level.

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Accessibility is better for everyone

Making the web accessible to all should be top of mind when building a new site. Here are some key considerations to think about when taking on a new project, and some of the reasons why you should care about web accessibility.

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Let's get Agile - HR style

Posted in Agile, Company

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Vic Roper

by Vic Roper

Posted 27 March 2018

Although quite a new concept, SilverStripe has been quick to get onboard with Agile in HR. Here are some reasons why Agile HR could be a great step for your business, and some of the successes SilverStripe has had with it.

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Marketing and Agile: Helping marketers keep up

Agile isn't just for development teams! More marketing teams are becoming advocates for Agile processes as they realise the positive impact it has on their workflows. Here are the reasons why Agile is valuable for marketing teams.

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Tame the Content Beast Part 2: Data driven decision making

Posted in Marketers

Tagged marketers, Data

Claire Hodds

by Claire Hodds

Posted 20 March 2018

Using data to inform decisions is the crucial next step in taming the content beast. In part 2 of this series, we look at how our trusted ally Google Analytics and some other useful tools can aid us on our content creation journey.

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Infrastructure on auto-pilot

Upgrading on SilverStripe platform just got a whole lot simpler. We're releasing Auto-upgrading, which means a load of new benefits and automations for our Platform customers. There are now more reasons than ever to join SilverStripe Platform. 

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CIO-CMO Exchange for marketing and digital leaders event 2018 recap

We recently participated in the Auckland CIO-CMO event to learn from digital leaders and marketing executives who are on the frontline of digital innovation and trends. Read the event recap from SilverStripe Account Director, Andy Rycroft. 

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Four One Zero! SilverStripe 4.1.0 is out

4.1.0 has now been released, and with it comes some of the most highly-requested features from the SilverStripe community! Take a look at all the extra functionality that comes with this release.

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Digital 5 - Leaders in Government innovation

The Digital 5 was founded in 2014, and for the first time was hosted in New Zealand this year. Kamala was one of the attendees on behalf of SilverStripe, and these are her highlights.

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Tame the Content Beast Part 1: User First

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Claire Hodds

by Claire Hodds

Posted 8 March 2018

In the first of our 'Tame the Content Beast' series we discuss why defining your user is the first step to take in the content creation process. Having a clear idea of your user and audience in mind, helps to effectively target your messaging and content.

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Product development & collaboration across public and private sectors

The public and private sectors operate very differently across a number of processes. In light of the recent Digital Nations conference, here are the key differences that Benn Crawford has noticed from working in both areas.

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Event Marketing Part 4: Pre planning your post event plan

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Nicole Williams

by Nicole Williams

Posted 6 March 2018

In the final part of this series, Nicole discusses the importance of having a post-event plan, because if you can't measure your success how do you know if attending the event was worthwhile?

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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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Our new forum preview: Getting the community on the same page

Great news everyone! The SilverStripe forum is back, so sign up today and join in the conversation!

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Video: StripeCon NZ 2017 - John Milmine and Paul Clarke

We continue to release our series of StripeCon New Zealand 2017 videos, this time hearing from John Milmine of DNA and Paul Clarke from SilverStripe on the topic of content blocks. 

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Event Marketing Part 3: Standing out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd at an expo with thousands of guests is not easy, but with these tips, you'll have lots of attendees 'oooing and ahhing' at your event booth.

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What is it like being a software developer?

'What is it like being a software developer and can you explain it to me without going into too much technical detail?' is a common question for Mojmir Fendek. Hear how he approaches this particular situation as a developer.

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Google Analytics for content designers

Google Analytics isn't just for data teams. Content designers often underutilise Google Analytics when it can be a great tool for making sure content is hitting the mark, but note there are still some traps to avoid.

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Event Marketing Part 2: Don't use promo girls!

Your audience wants someone who works for your company and knows the product, so don't send promo girls, send your best! In part two of this series, Nicole explains the smartest ways to staff your booth.

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How we use Continuous Integration at SilverStripe

Continuous Integration involves regularly integrating code into a shared repository to ensure that new changes will not break the code. This post covers all you need to know about how SilverStripe uses Continuous Integration.

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Rebasing my career

'When I found out that SilverStripe was offering summer internships through Summer of Tech, I knew it had to be.' Raissa North recounts her experiences as an intern and what lead her to SilverStripe in the first place.

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Converting a SilverStripe codebase to PSR-2

In this post Steve Boyd demonstrates how to convert a SilverStripe 3.x codebase to the PSR-2 coding standard and create a git pre-commit hook to ensure that all future commits adhere to PSR-2. 

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