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Adding in PHP code

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Community Member, 1 Post

29 April 2010 at 2:55am

I've just started looking into Silverstripe having developed a couple of sites in Wordpress and found it not quite fitting my needs. Open Source is great but a client will always ask for bits adding on.

So... I am looking a add a zip code locator such as 'Lookup Runner' to my silverstipe site does anyone know if this sort of thing is possible.

Thanks in advance


Community Member, 78 Posts

12 May 2010 at 9:53pm


Yes, you can add PHP code from other sources into your SilverStripe site. A common practice is to create a "thirdparty" directory in your mysite folder (or module folder, if you're creating a module).

You may want to exclude that PHP code from being included by the manifest builder when a dev/build is run. This can be achieved by creating a file called _manifest_exclude in the folder that contains the third party code. (Note the leading underscore).

Then you can require() that code as requires in your site logic.