Silverstripe has many features which makes it a great website management tool for website owners.
Here are just a few of the great features that are built within the CMS:
- Headless CMS
- User access levels and workflow
- Content blocks
- Multiple languages
- Add ons
- Open source
- Framework and fields
- Plain easy to use
Silverstripe CMS has been around for nearly 15 years now and has powered hundreds of thousands of websites in that time, both small and very large. We have used Silverstripe on numerous websites to give website managers a fast and secure home for their content.
We’ve used Silverstripe to build global websites for the likes of Hendricks Gin and The Balvenie and know how to get the best out of the CMS.
Silverstripe powers over 50,000 websites
Silverstripe CMS is an open source content management system that can be used for websites small and large alike. It’s a great option for website owners who are looking for something outside of the usual templated Wordpress install as it comes with far more functionality and features out of the box.
Silverstripe is supported by a development company of the same name who has a team of over nearly 70 in New Zealand where the company started. Despite being a long way from our Bournemouth office, the CMS has made it to these shores and has a good following in the UK, including us!
Meet some of our Silverstripe developers
Silverstripe in more detail
Most modern CMS’ come with the ability to deliver content to multiple devices. By detaching content from the delivery (such as a web browser in a traditional CMS) it means that your content can live in more places and reduce admin issues associated with managing content on multiple devices. This means content can live in websites, apps or anywhere else, from one CMS.
For any website owner serious about their next CMS investment, having functionality like this is crucial.
User access levels and workflow
When it comes to managing different levels of website admin users across your business, Silverstripe gives you the power you need. If you need users to be able to just create content, you can do it! If you need users to be able to control everything on the website, then Silverstripe can be configured to allow this.
On top of controlling user groups, workflows can also be set up to allow content to be handled in the right way by the right people to ensure content stays on brand and on message.
The days of having huge editable text blocks for each page on your website in the CMS are long gone.
Modern content management systems should allow you to have content blocks which can be delivered across multiple pages on your website. Silverstripe has content block functionality built into the core of the CMS to allow you maximum flexibility and reduced management time when it comes to your content.
Being a CMS used across the globe, Silverstripe comes with full international language support. If you need to be able to support several languages within your website, Silverstripe gives you the control that you need.
With over 2,500 add ons available in Silverstripe there isn’t much that it can’t do! Whether you want to create a bespoke grid for your website templates or make it easier to drag and drop features in the admin area, Silverstripe’s active community of developers have probably solved the problem already, saving you time and money.
Whilst Silverstripe isn’t the most common CMS in use today, that shouldn’t put you off at all. Being driven by PHP, the most common programming language in use today, and all open source in its nature, Silverstripe code can be very easily picked up and moved from one web development agency to another with minimal overhead.
Framework and fields
Managing content is a given with all modern CMS’. But with advanced CMS’ like Silverstripe, you can also manage data models to give more context and content to data.
Using the Silverstripe Framework developers have the ability to build up complex data structures within the CMS for users to manage data, workflows, forms and other elements to improve the overall user experience. This gives website managers far greater control over business and web data and allows it to seamlessly integrate into internal systems such as CRMs, email marketing tools or finance systems.
Plain easy to use
We’ve used many content management systems over the years (and even built our own once upon a time…) but Silverstripe really is up there with the best of them. You can get going managing pages, content and images with almost no training or ongoing support.
Whilst other CMS’ can sometimes be a minefield of plugins and multiple areas to do specific tasks, Silverstripe has it all out of the box and is ready to work with in no time.
What our clients say ...
"It's great to see how much time and effort you put into solving issues with the website, making sure it works as it should. I really appreciate you making technical nuances clearer and easier to understand. You're fun to work with and the honest style of communication, definitely works for me!"
"The team always go the extra mile in sharing and delivering data driven insight, from initial brief to completion of any project. This combined with the attentive nature, vision and expertise delivered on all projects has been absolutely paramount in enabling us to deliver our strategic objectives for WG&S brands."
Your Silverstripe development agency
At Adido, web development has been at the heart of what we do since 2003. We’ve built hundreds of websites for businesses across the UK and across the globe in that time. Our team of PHP developers are here to help our clients make the most of Silverstripe alongside our UX and web designers. We build websites that not only work well, but look great and convert brilliantly.
For us, building a website is about putting users first. We use data to understand current user journeys, and gather insight from user research to make sure whatever website we build meets the objectives of both the business and those using it.
Far too often we see potential clients commit to websites that look nice but don’t use data to plan common user journeys and so fail to take the user through to the places that they need to be.
If you have an existing Silverstripe CMS that you are looking to move and improve or are simply looking at building your new website using Silverstripe, then get in touch with us. We’d love to share our experience of Silverstripe with you and advise you on the best CMS set up possible.