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In 2006, SilverStripe Ltd decided to rebuild its CMS from scratch in PHP5, with three goals in mind: supporting larger customers with more complex web sites, taking advantage of the experience gained from five years of commercial CMS development, and providing a new codebase to release as open source software. Version 2.0 of SilverStripe CMS was released in February 2007 under the BSD license.

Underneath that CMS was our own custom-built web application framework. We wanted a framework that would take full advantage of PHP5's features, and in 2006 there were very few out there that did. We built our own framework, tailoring it to the needs of a content management system, and named it Sapphire.

Since 2006 SilverStripe CMS and SilverStripe Framework have developed in parallel. Most of the developer-focused tools that SilverStripe CMS provides are actually part of the framework, but in the past we haven't made the distinction very explicit.

Alongside the release of SilverStripe CMS 3.0 in 2012, we released SilverStripe Framework as a standalone framework. Anyone who has built sites with SilverStripe CMS will be able to create web applications in a familiar environment, and newcomers to SilverStripe CMS will find the SilverStripe Framework a great choice for quickly building an application around a changing data model, thanks to its flexible ORM and form scaffolding.

SilverStripe 4 alpha-1 was released in May 2016 with many new interface features, as well as new foundations for the CMS front-end technology. 

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Awards

2014 ALGIM Conference

Winner, Best All Round Exhibitor


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2014 New Zealand Open Source Awards

Winner, Open Source Use in Government (Common web platform)

 


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2010 Packt Publishing CMS Awards

First runner-up, best open source CMS

 

2009 Packt Publishing CMS Awards

First Runner-up, “Best Overall CMS”

 

2008 Packt Publishing CMS Awards

Winner, “Most Promising Open Source Content Management System”

 

2007 Packt Publishing CMS Awards

Finalist

 


 

NZ open source awards

2010 New Zealand Open Source Awards

Winner, Open Source Project

 

2008 New Zealand Open Source Awards

Winner, “Best Open Source Software Project,”

 


 

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2008 ComputerWorld Excellence Awards

Finalist, "Innovative Use of IT"

Feedback

Over the past six years I have worked with a variety of CMS programmes and have found SilverStripe to be the easiest and most enjoyable system I have used to date. read more...

Reviews and contacts

Useful contacts

Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

Head of Product

Twitter. @envycollect
Email. [email protected] 

AndrewSq

Andrew Underwood

Product Marketing Specialist

Email. [email protected] 

 

Media

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SilverStripe Partners

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