SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system. One of the unique aspects of SilverStripe is that it contains a PHP5-based programming framework, Sapphire. This framework is flexible and customizable with fundamental security models, workflow caching, and multiple language and sub-site support.
SilverStripe is open source, so the download is free and the documentation is public. Everything here is pretty standard as CMS’s go these days. WYSIWYG, drag and drop, day-to-day editing controls. I suppose it wouldn’t be much of a CMS if you couldn’t, right? The look and feel of your site is fully customizable with themes and widgets.
SilverStripe builds in some interesting SEO, too:
With over 405,000 downloads, 5,000 forum members, 1,400 showcase sites, and available in 65 languages, SilverStripe is worth considering. Especially if you’re not looking at a blog focused site.
The SilverStripe website has a nice 5-minute video on how to set it up on a localhost:
So, what’s it like to edit your website in SilverStripe?
Take a look:
Of course, their website has a live demo page, so you can give it a closer look before going to the trouble to download, install, etc …
I found some of the options that were built-in nice. Generating Reports and controlling Security was done fairly well. No “add-on” needed, there.
I could see this as a viable CMS for a website with a low-level blog. You can add one on, but it isn’t tied-in-tight like you would find in a WordPress setup.
Give SilverStripe a look.