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Installing SilverStripe /

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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How could one install / add modules and widgets?

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Community Member, 6 Posts

18 April 2009 at 2:07am

I am new here with Silver Stripe CMS program and I would appreciate assistance in how to install modules and widgets.

Thanks, Ben


Community Member, 13 Posts

18 April 2009 at 6:31am

all you need to do is uplaod modules and widgets and rebuild your database there are instruction on click on more info


Community Member, 6 Posts

18 April 2009 at 8:57am

I did look allover for documentation describing what needs to be done regarding adding / installing MODULES but I could not find any.


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

18 April 2009 at 6:36pm

Each module contains an INSTALL file relating to how to install it, Most follow the same format - extract the file to your SilverStripe folder (the one with sapphire/ cms/ jsparty/ etc) and then run to rebuild the database.

Check the INSTALL doc or the README doc in the modules folder for any other configuration you need to do to get the module enabled


Community Member, 57 Posts

22 April 2009 at 10:58am

Yep I agree - documentation as to what to do with modules is pretty poor. It IS easy when you know how, but clues are very difficult to come by, and when they appear they are rather vague (not specifying the folder as Willh just did) and so not wanting to break anything, I held off from installing. And then when I did, I first put them in the wrong place as it really wasn't made very clear. All there needs is a quick guide in

That said, I couldn't find Newsletter in Extensions/Modules. Even in unsupported. In particular the Newsletter module - for such a useful module, and one that used to be built in, it's just strange that there isn't any better documentation...


Community Member, 1 Post

9 May 2009 at 11:07am

I agree. more documentation is needed. I just deleted my site and started over because of this.


Community Member, 2 Posts

23 March 2010 at 5:16am

Edited: 23/03/2010 8:01am

Yes there needs to be a better "step by step" guide for us non website savey people. Also does anyone know how a form module that was emailing us when a form was filled out, all of a sudden doesn't email anymore? I think I have to remove the module and add a new one to start my forms again but I don't see any information on removing a module and I don't want to mess it up!


Community Member, 2 Posts

28 April 2014 at 2:28am

Sorry but the docs/ of the does not contain install instructions that I can follow

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