The team here at SilverStripe have just rolled out some improvements to the silverstripe.org community website. Here’s a quick summary of the improvements which have been based on community feedback. Remember to use the feedback tab and help us continue to make the community space better and better.
We have added an improved integration of the SilverStripe developer account and our email newsletter service. You can now log in to silverstripe.org and fine tune your email permission preferences to ensure you are getting the most relevant SilverStripe community information.
We have the following options:
- Community newsletter - Get regular community newsletters which contain useful information about new modules, learning resources, and a summary of other relevant community news.
- Upcoming events - For specific information about upcoming events SilverStripe will have a presence at.
- Releases and security updates - Get new SilverStripe realises and publicised security notifications delivered to your inbox.
If you haven’t logged in to your account in a while, now is a great time to go set your preferences to make sure you’re getting the information you need for 2015.
The work on implementing this into silverstripe.org has also been open sourced for anyone to utilise this in their own projects and contribute towards future feature enhancements. Check out the Automated Provision for Email Services (APES) module for more information.
Consistent code syntax highlighting
If there is one thing that a community that cares about code needs, it is the ability to post well formatted code in the online community space. We have just rolled out consistent code highlighting throughout the forums, blog, lessons and in the upcoming beta documentation. This makes code more readable, copyable and general helps people communicate coding problems and solutions.
Various design improvements
There have been design improvements to make the look and feel a little more slick including some useful mobile enhancements. Of note is improved mobile pagination and section headings to help you find your way around.
Forum URLs (bug fix)
Something we really need to get fixed was the bbcode parsing of the URLs on the forum, I’m happy to say this has been solved and hyperlinks using the [url] bbcode is now doing it’s job as intended.