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Will SilverStripe Work for my Project

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Community Member, 1 Post

17 November 2011 at 7:48am

I need advice on it SilverStripe is a good CMS choice for my project. I have never used a open source CMS before so I'm looking for any advice or suggestions.
My main requirements include:
1. Ability to have pages/sections only accessible to register users
2. Ability to pay for a subscription
3. Ability to make comments on pages
4. Easily update links and content
5. House hundreds of downloadable documents
6. Video integration

Scott Farmer

Community Member, 49 Posts

17 November 2011 at 10:29am

HI Bria,

Silverstripe will do most of what you are asking out of the box so to speak. There are plenty of modules to help extend silverstripe. Example payments / e-commerce module. Check out the docs (, for tutorials and forums for help.

In my view silverstipe is a great choice.



Community Member, 175 Posts

18 November 2011 at 4:45am

Silverstripe is allways "no wrong choise" :-)

1) Definitly possible for each page or section
2) Possible with payment modules, but some coding required
3) Possible with own comment system for pages, but I prefere disqus
4) No problem, great and easy to use backend
5) House it, see dataobjectmanager or filedataobjectmanager module
6) Possible of course, you can create your own VideoPage content type