Hooray! Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s working. www.bluetopwalkers.org.nz
I had difficulty exporting the database but found it worked well if I used Firefox rather than IE. However although I got the message that the database was imported correctly it didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t publish, even after flushing. I eventually opened up the local version and found that I could copy and paste the pages after I set up the structure in the hosted copy.
On going issues.
I have a number of pages of photos set in tables which are centre aligned. They display correctly in IE but Firefox left justifies them. ??
The body frame doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always expand to contain the table in Firefox. OK in IE.
I have set up and taught the CAD programmes at secondary school for a number of years. Part of this has meant writing lesson notes for absolute beginners. I found that the documentation for Silverstripe as written assumes that everything will go along as it is meant to and that the users are conversant with the programming protocols. The forum contains a wealth of information, a lot of it repetitious because the same problems keep recurring.
A troubleshooting page related to these common issues could be of value. There were times when I looked enviously at the German publication of a Silverstripe book and wished I could get hold of an SS for Dummies.
The monitoring of the forum and responses by the development team is brilliant. Great to see that level of support, but I think that broader documentation could reduce the number of queries.
Once I had the localhost and the webhost sites running the operations using the CMS are a piece of cake. Well done to the guys at Silverstripe for their work here.
Part of my challenge in producing the site is that I had viewed another site constructed for an organization by a Ã¢â‚¬ËœprofessionalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ which I found disappointing (polite terms). My objectives to have a site that reflected the client, was easy to use and maintain, and looked attractive have, I feel, been achieved. I look forward to trying some of the other modules available to make the site better.
My thanks to all who helped and contributed.