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Downloading addon's

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Community Member, 2 Posts

2 March 2014 at 8:09pm

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I cannot find how to download addon's. I have got this far:
but there is no obvious download button or similar.


Forum Moderator, 1391 Posts

3 March 2014 at 1:29am

Basically there are two ways to download SilverStripe modules from addons.

1. The 'oldfashioned way' by downloading the source code from the GitHub repository in a Zip file. In this case the 'Homepage' link on the addon page will lead you there: To the bottom right you will find the download button.

Note: an older version of SilverStripe might need a different version/branch of the module. Check the Readme documentation and if necessary use the top left button for the right branch before you download.

2. The 'modern way', by using Composer - software that will download the module for you based on a composer.json configuration file. If you opt for composer, you can scroll down the addons page and copy the 'require' reference for the correct branch/version to add to your composer.json file. For information on how to use composer checkout the docs here:

All this might look a bit complex, but in the long run investing in Composer pays of, because once you create your own set of composer.json files, it's a breeze to build custom setups using the newest updates, and install in a wink :)


Community Member, 2 Posts

4 March 2014 at 10:57am

Thanks for your help. Sorry I missed seeing download button. My Silverstripe is now installed OK using ubuntu/ lighttpd/ sqlite. Had to add date.timezone to two php.ini files and all going except URL rewrite support.