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Using SilverStripe 3 eBook - how to use the CMS

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Community Member, 244 Posts

26 November 2012 at 2:31pm

Hi there,

When SivlerStripe 3 was released, I started creating a guide on how to use the admin area to give to my clients. The guide has grown into a quite comprehensive ebook. This guide has proved really useful, and I've recently put it up on my SilverStripe Resources website.

As well being available direct to the website owners, if any developers are keen on getting a 'rebranded' version to give their clients just let me know.


Community Member, 145 Posts

26 November 2012 at 3:50pm

Sounds like a great resource! Any chance we could see a couple sample pages to know what it looks like?


Community Member, 244 Posts

26 November 2012 at 3:59pm

Good idea - I'll do this when I have a few free minutes....


Community Member, 26 Posts

28 March 2013 at 7:24pm

I have bought this ebook and have to say it is for absolutly beginners. Nothing which isn't covered in the


Community Member, 69 Posts

28 March 2013 at 9:32pm

Edited: 28/03/2013 9:43pm


you write :

"Normally $19, buy your copy now and pay only $9.95!"

to buy this ebook

"Using SilverStripe 3 is a comprehensive 40 page, illustrated guide"

40 pages ?
or 400 pages ?
19 $ ?


I Have bought the great Ingo Schommer Book

and the Philipp Krenn ebook...

about 20 $ each


is free, like the forum...

Excuse me, but
40 pages for 19 or 10 $, is not for me.


Community Member, 26 Posts

28 March 2013 at 9:40pm


totally agree with you... i was very frustrated with the ebook - but at the moment - using silverstripe since three years i am missing tutorials, examples and modules for ss 3


Community Member, 244 Posts

28 March 2013 at 10:49pm

Hi all,

A few points...

> The guide is about 'using' the admin area, not how to build sites. It's written for primarily site owners who have been given the task of managing a website. I have helped 'train' a number of site owners, and they've really appreciated this ebook.

> is a guide for developers, which is very different. I do admit there is now a pretty good 'user' guide on the silverstripe website at, but this didn't exist when I first created the ebook.

Tzeller - If, like you say, you've been using silverstripe for 3 years, and are looking for tutorials and mobiles, it's probably not the right book for you, email me, i'll be happy to refund the $9.95...