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Installing Blog Module

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Community Member, 10 Posts

11 August 2011 at 1:15pm

I'm new to SS and want to try the blog module. The installation steps link on the main blog module page is broken. How do I install it?


Community Member, 215 Posts

11 August 2011 at 5:43pm

Hi bostonmark - welcome to the forum.

I'll report the broken link - in the mean time you can see a simple explanation here

Basically you just put the blog folder in the root of your site directory (i.e. in the same folder as assists, cms etc...) then visit which will automatically update the database.

If you are just starting with SilverStripe I would recommend doing the written tutorials as they will give you a good base. Also it's worth noting that if your site is primarily going to be a blog then the CMS Wordpress may be more suitable - although I wouldn't say that to loudly round here ;)

Ryan M.

Community Member, 309 Posts

12 August 2011 at 7:57am

Howard, you don't have to whisper that here. ;) Silverstripe is mainly used as a tool by professional developers and we recognize that there are extremely good reasons to use Wordpress instead in some cases.