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SilverStripe 2.4 User Help Up & Running

You asked for it, you got it.

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You asked for it, you got it. SilverStripe has a new version of user help which is compatible with the current 2.4 version of the CMS.

It was a big job, but we had help from many of you! We put up a beta version of the user help document and asked for your feedback while we were writing it. So first off, we'd like to thank all the people who helped us make user help better: Fred Condo, Anita Graham, Nigel Vining, Stephen Metcalfe, Marcus Dalgren, and the users going by the names of Martijn, Mike, Sunnybex, Fil, and Stefdv.

As promised, we've shifted the focus away from features and take an approach we believe will be more useful to the content editor - explaining how to get things done in the SilverStripe CMS.

You can access the user help page at, and it's also accessible by pressing the "Help" button when you're in a 2.4 version of the CMS. For those using an earlier version, the old version of the help is located at

In addition to the basic functionality, the user help also covers blogs, content review/workflow, subsites, forms, and forums. We figured these were the modules most commonly used and we didn't want to clutter up the documentation with information beyond this.

Of course, the great thing about hosting SilverStripe's user help on a SilverStripe CMS-based site is that we can easily go back and edit the content if we think an update needs to be made in the future.

Once again, we want to thank everyone who helped us with this project, and hope you and your users find it useful.