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Migrating a Site to Silverstripe /

What you need to know when migrating your existing site to SilverStripe.

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Moving a site from a custom CMS to Silverstripe.

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Community Member, 28 Posts

6 April 2009 at 5:01pm

We've been asked by a client to move a site from a custom CMS service ( - which looks like it is based originally upon Typo 3) to another CMS. Does anyone having tips on moving sites from one CMS to another (and if with this particular shift, all the better!). Our only method of accessing the data is to strip the rendered HTML/CSS using some script, so this is what we have to work with. The site owner is happy for us to build a site from scratch and leave the old archived in a folder so it is still accessible, but we'd like to give options.

We've taken a look through this forum, and have picked up some helpful tips but would like to be armed with as much information as possible before proceeding.


Community Member, 712 Posts

10 August 2009 at 6:04pm

With ModelAdmin you can very easily import data as a CSV (see also CSVBulkloader). Usually I'll extract what I can, clean it up and then upload it this way.


Community Member, 6 Posts

11 November 2009 at 3:07am

This post certainly answers the first part of my question! I'll check out 'ModelAdmin' and 'CSVBulkloader' to read more about importing data/content into SS from a custom CMS.

Are the above modules relevant for importing an existing site in its entirety (IA, DB, content etc)?



Community Member, 119 Posts

11 November 2009 at 5:15am

Welcome to the community shazbat.

Not migrated a site myself but you may find these useful: &


Community Member, 6 Posts

11 November 2009 at 10:40pm

Thanks Taffy - Ill take a look.