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Community Member, 2 Posts

26 January 2008 at 10:26am


I'm thinking of using SilverStripe for a couple of sites. It's actually way more powerful and complex than I need, but I've found more low-end quasi-CMSs like Wordpress to be too inflexible.

Before I give it a try, I have a couple of questions:

1. I have very little web development knowledge - some very basic html but not much else. I know what php is and what CSS does, but that's about it. I'm open to learn "on the job" with SS, but at the same time don't want to be spending hours and hours tearing my hair out when all I want to achieve is something very simple. Should I take the plunge, or would I realy be better sticking to the more applications?

2. One of the priority things I need to do is replace an existing static html site with a CMS-driven site. As such, I need to be able to build the new site at one URL (e.g. a subdomain like, and then when I'm happy with it, move it to the main domain. Is this possible/easy with SS, and if so, how?

Thanks in advance,



Community Member, 473 Posts

26 January 2008 at 10:46am

1. Have a look at the tutorials and the existing themes. Also, the people on the forum and in the IRC channel are willing to help you with your problems.

2. Just move it to the correct place.


Community Member, 149 Posts

26 January 2008 at 11:20am

2. mod_rewrite is enough ;)