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31 October 2011 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
There is a method on SilverStripe's Form class to set a success or error message when the form is submitted. That's cool... but sometimes you need to display a message that is not related to a form. I've created a couple of simple controller methods to enable setting and displaying of message banners anytime.Continue reading...
31 May 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
The Member system that comes with SilverStripe offers substantial control over your site's authentication capabilities. It often requires the developer to build out or extend most common functionality to websites. This is great in that you are never "stuck" with the out-of-the-box offerings, but as any SS dev knows you end up with a little bag of Member tricks that gets used across many projects. Presented here is one that I use often.Continue reading...
15 April 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Often when doing development work on a website - and particularly the templates - it can be a pain having to remember to add ?flush to the end of the URL to make sure all of your changes have come through. I'm sure that all of us have had that "d'oh" moment when we have spent too much time wondering why our changes weren't working, only to find a simple flush fixed it.Continue reading...
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3 July 2009 | |Tweet
If you want to remove an item from the CMSTopMenu without making it inaccessible you can add this line to your _config.php file:
SnippetsResizing and Manipulating Images
22 March 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
You can resize images from within the template very easily. But sometimes you need to resize it and just use the URL value, something you can't do by calling the resize on the variable directly (e.g. $Image.CroppedImage(200,200)). This is how we would create a cropped resize of it and still be able to use just the URL, allowing a custom <img> tag.Continue reading...
20 June 2011 | |Tweet
Some fantastic and innovative sites this month, but which one is your favourite?Continue reading...
15 August 2011 | |Tweet
Here they are, 5 great SilverStripe sites for you to vote for your favourite!Continue reading...
12 March 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
PHP has a very shallow learning curve, it's free and anyone can have a go at making a website by following a few tutorials and implementing their experience with other languages. However, coding for the web can be a risky business, especially with dynamic websites that take some kind of user (or external) input and use that to get data from a database.Continue reading...
SnippetsUsing a Print Stylesheet
16 December 2009 | |Tweet
Often people want to be able to print webpages without all the menus and graphics and with all the content fitting correctly onto a page. To do this you need to create a separate print stylesheet. It would look something like this:Continue reading...
SnippetsSpice up Your CMS Sitetree
27 August 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet So you have created your own page types, but they all look the same in your CMS site tree. Time to make them more recognizable! This is quite easy, but it can make your site tree a lot more attractive. Continue reading...
16 July 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Often you will want to manipulate every nth item inside a <% control %> loop. For example say you had a gallery and you wanted every 3rd image to start on a new line, you need to be able to test each item from the template to see if it is divisible by 3 and should therefore have the clear CSS class added to it.Continue reading...
SnippetsCreating a Page Export Function
6 May 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Need to create an 'export' function for a page? Do it quickly and cleanly with HTTP::sendFileToBrowser. In your page controller, add a new action 'export':Continue reading...
27 December 2010 | |Tweet
The Votes are in! And the winner of December's SSbits Site Of The Month is.....Continue reading...
19 January 2011 | |Tweet
So here we are, after a slightly longer than usual wait: The January 2011 Site of the Month Finalists! There are some really great sites this month so vote on your favourite now!Continue reading...