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4 December 2010 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
As you will most likely already know, reducing the number of HTTP requests that your site makes can have a significant effect on loading times. However, usually it's not practical to combine all your files into a single one for reasons of maintainability. This is where SilverStripe steps in and provides an elegant, automated solution to this common 'requirement' (lol, get it?).Continue reading...
TutorialsWorking with Site Config
19 April 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
One of the great new features of 2.4 is the introduction of a Site Config page. This allows you to put all of those fields which are not page related, such as The sites title, root access permissions and even the current theme. The SiteConfig class is simply a dataobject and so can easily be extended to include fields, relationships and functions which you can then access from anywhere in your site.Continue reading...
BlogA Simples Theme
21 February 2012 | |Tweet
Although it was not destined to win the SilverStripe theme contest, I thought it would be a shame if this theme was forgotten, so here it is in all it's glory and fully compatible with SS 2.x for everyone to use as they please!Continue reading...
TutorialsPaginating a filtered DataObjectSet
25 October 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
If you have ever tried to paginate a DataObjectSet that has been customised since fetching it from the database you will have descovered that it simply doesn't work. This short tutorial provides some great code to resolve this problem and paginate to your hearts content!Continue reading...
24 November 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
Many people need a way to monitor their website, and while it's pretty easy to add the code to a SilverStripe template, or even the basic Page_Controller, I thought I would show how I modularized and made it accessible from the SiteConfig area of the CMS.Continue reading...
31 May 2011 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
The Silverstripe blog module is great and its made its way into many of my Silverstripe sites. However, for most designers it is missing one vital aspect; an image field for each post. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to quickly add an image to the blog module without editing any of it's files, allowing hassle free upgrading in future.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...
9 September 2011 | |Tweet
The Votes are (finally) in! And the winner of September's SSbits Site Of The Month is.....Continue reading...
2 April 2012 | | | Supports v2.4, v2.3Tweet
Here are some handy dynamic bookmarklets for your browser for one click access to things like rebuilding the database, flushing the cache and accessing the CMS!Continue reading...
10 September 2012 | |Tweet
The eagerly awaited SilverStripe 3 has been available in a stable state for a while now, it's even had a minor release in the form or 3.0.1. But how does it shape up when compared to it's long established predecessor, SilverStripe 2?
Having now had time to really have a play with it and even do some project work with it there are 2 statements swirling around my head. 1: SilverStripe 3 is absolutely awesome and 2: We won't be using SilverStripe 3 for complex production sites just yet . Confused? Let me explain.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...
15 October 2010 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
2.4 has introduced the SiteConfig, which by default allows the user to switch themes - if they exist.
It's incredibly useful to have this functionality built-in now, but for those that only have one theme for a site, it's a bit of unnecessary clutter. Here is how to remove it by using a decoratorContinue reading...
27 September 2011 | | | Supports v2.4Tweet
This is a little snipped i've been using to redirect a custom page to it's first child. It extends the init method of the Controller. This has proven useful in cases where the client wants to re-sort the child pages and doesn't want to mess around the configuration of a redirector page.Continue reading...