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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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iPhone/iPod plugin

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Community Member, 10 Posts

20 January 2009 at 2:39am

Is anyone in the community or at silverstripe working on an iPhone plugin, so that an iPhone would be automatically detected and a streamlined version of the site displayed?


Forum Moderator, 4102 Posts

20 January 2009 at 3:48am

Not sure it warrants a plugin. There are countless iphone sniffing scripts out there. All you have to do is redirect to, and set up a second homepage in the CMS for domain Then just make new templates for all your pages. We do it for all of our clients.


Community Member, 10 Posts

20 January 2009 at 5:04am

Can you provide an example url of what you have done?

have you optimized the pages, so they are small and load fast over 3G?


Community Member, 81 Posts

28 January 2009 at 6:24am

It sounds as though you want a mini version of a site to be displayed. I doubt there is going to an actually plugin that will just do the job since SS sites can be extremely extensive. The way in which to detect the header information of the request. Thereafter, be it an iPhone or another other phone (browser) PHP code would be used to perform this detection. Thereafter, a specific CSS file could be included or a content page displayed which would be in accordance to the request that has been modified for mobiles.

Some mobile detectors can be found at:


Community Member, 10 Posts

28 January 2009 at 7:54am

Yup, I have to agree. Simply changing the layout.css file depending on the browser detected would be the simplest way to go, and make the site look, oh so pretty.


Community Member, 3 Posts

28 January 2009 at 10:39am


I'd love to see an example! Great idea to offer your clients.


Community Member, 33 Posts

19 May 2009 at 10:58pm

Hi UncleCheese,

I not quite following what you mean by "make new templates for all your pages" in this case ?

Do you make new controllers ? for the pages/model as well ?

Could you post some example code ?

Sorry for asking what might seem like a dumb question.