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Starting to customize SilverStripe

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Community Member, 4 Posts

18 December 2011 at 4:17am

Hi all,

Yesterday we noticed the existence of SilverStripe, and looks a very promising CMS for our projects.

For the moment, We would like to make a test site to try the features of SS, but I'm having little problems to find the best place to learn to customize an SS site. I looked in themes section in the site, but I don't find any "complex" theme to see on it. For example, a typical site with a banner block, sidebar, and so on.

For the moment, I'm reading "Building theme from static template"[1], but when I copy the theme to "themes" folder, and change it in SS Admin, I only see the blue page attached (this happened to me with all themes I tried)

For this first site, the HTML page will be make it with Artisteer (for speed to test).

Some help is appreciated.


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Community Member, 15 Posts

20 December 2011 at 12:33am

Hi Giu,

try to visit http://{siteurl}?flush=1. This will flush the cache.
This will probably solve the issue with the blue screen. Use the same url when you changed template files. If you don't, you won't see the changes you made in some cases.

The best way to learn SS is by reading and following the instructions on the tuts. See
For me the tuts where a perfect start.



Community Member, 4 Posts

30 December 2011 at 11:14pm

Sorry to reply too late.

Yes, this worked. Thanks a lot for your time.


Community Member, 2 Posts

8 August 2012 at 10:02pm

Hello Giu,

Starting from 4.0, Artisteer supports Export Plug-ins it's possible now creating a plugin (free or commercial ) for Silverstripe.

More details you can find here:



Forum Moderator, 1899 Posts

8 August 2012 at 10:06pm

Hi Bob,

I've almost marked you as spam and removed you - as it looks like link building - can you explain how or why your link is useful please - explain in context of silverstripe how/why/what your solution is?



Community Member, 178 Posts

30 December 2012 at 11:30am

I would be interested in seeing a Artisteer plug in for SS.
It would be a nice fast development path for many simple sites..