SilverStripe CMS

Last night I found SilverStripe and it is simply amazing. It’s the perfect solution for small simple static websites I find myself building regularly, and with the templates being so well made I can customise them and having a working site in less than 2 hours.

For example, YDiy-CallMe.co.uk and Yours2Use.co.uk (You’ll have to excuse the content on the latter, it’s a work in progress)

Both of these are customised, and were complete in under an hour. The admin interface is incredibly simple, and the help pages will help novice users a lot. I’m also loving how extendable it is. There may be a lack of modules/widgets (or at least a lack of useful ones) but with SilverStripes modular design it’d be very easy to create new ones.

I’m not sure if it’s issues with our work internet, or firefox, or silverstripe, but I’m coming across occasional bugs – I can only hope they’re ironed out. It will be insteresting to see how simple it is to upgrade/update SilverStripe to newer versions.

  • http://Website Sean

    Hi Jak,

    Great to see SilverStripe is working out for you.

    On the bugs you’ve found, are you able to report these to http://open.silverstripe.org? If you have already, thanks!

    Sean

    • http://www.jak.cx/ Jak

      Hi Sean,

      I’ve literally just finished building a website for a client using SilverStripe 2.4.1.

      2.4.1 got rid of almost all my problems, except for one, which has an open ticket already #5547 which I worked round using this patch: http://open.silverstripe.org/attachment/ticket/5547/2.4.1-FileUpload-2.diff

      Thanks for a great product – my end users love it
      Jak