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30 March 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
I’ve recently been working with Silverstripe, which was relatively new to me, so I got the book. This post is a review of the book “Silverstripe. The Complete Guide to CMS Development” by Ingo Schommer and Steven Broschart; I wanted to share my thoughts about this title.Continue reading...
15 February 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
21 December 2009 | |Tweet
When I develop SilverStripe sites, I usually get functionality working in the default theme blackcandy before getting it working in the final templates. This way, authors can start adding content and seeing how it looks on the page, and I can get early feedback about the functionality. Also, as a developer I get to see real content in the browser early in the process. So does the designer.Continue reading...
15 September 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet Sometimes you want to hide pages in the Sitetree that members logged into the CMS don't have permission to edit. This is really simple in because they already have a css style applied to them you can just hide that class. You need to include this snippet in your typography.css file so that it is included in the CMS. Continue reading...
23 June 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Often you will want to control which users can create, edit, delete and publish certain page types. For example you may only want high level users to be able to create ContactPage page types, or prevent low level users from deleting HomePage page types. This can easily be achieved by adding these functions to the page type model (usually just before getCMSFields()). Then within the function you can define conditionals which decide whether to return true or false.Continue reading...
26 April 2009 | |Tweet
Sometimes you may want a field to appear in pages of type Page but not in the other PageTypes which extend Page. To limit a field added via the function getCMSFields() is a simple case of adding an if() statement to test the current pages class.Continue reading...
SnippetsCreate and use a Permission code
18 April 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Have you wanted to add an extra permission code that you can add to groups and then use that to test whether a particular user has that permission? Here's how it's done. The permission code it self is added via the Controller class, then you use a permission check anywhere in your site code to check the current user. Like so:Continue reading...
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...
TutorialsEmbed flash content using SWFObject
3 December 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
There are numerous ways to embed flash content into your SilverStripe Website. A commonly used and very flexible method to embed flash is provided by the SWFObject script. In this snippet I'll show you how to create a custom FlashPage that will contain flash content, embedded using SWFObject.Continue reading...
TutorialsUsing jQuery for form validation
13 November 2009 | |Tweet
21 September 2009 | |Tweet
Something that has been bothering me when building larger sites with SilverStripe is that I often find myself creating new classes not to add functionality, but to just get a new template.
You can set separate templates for different actions manually but that's not what I want in this case, I want different templates for the same action on the same class.
After thinking about this for awhile I came up with a two part solution and the first part is to make the template choosing aware of the Sitetree hierarchy.Continue reading...
11 September 2009 | | | Supports v2.3Tweet
TutorialsAdding a CMS action
1 September 2009 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
If like me you cannot figure out how on earth to use the updateCMSActions() function in a decorator and you also can't get the getCMSActions() function to find your custom method inside the controller then here is a way to make it work, which will allow you to create custom actions and buttons to trigger those actions within the CMS.Continue reading...
2 June 2011 | |Tweet
The Votes are in! And the winner of June's SSbits Site Of The Month is.....Continue reading...
17 February 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Wouldn't it be easy to have a single environment configuration for all your SilverStripe sites without having to reconfigure each one individually? Wouldn't it be great not to have to change environment settings when you push your site from development to live servers? This is easy to achieve using the SilverStripe "ConfigureFromEnv" script.Continue reading...