The SilverStripe system is continually changing, but I try to do my best to keep the instructions current. Most of the general instructions are modified directly from the SilverStripe website, but they omit just enough or add just too much [that isn't relative to our needs here]... so I wanted to provide something a bit more precise for my clients.

That said, you may notice some images that don't reflect the current buttons or link locations in a page. As long as the images still indicate the correct information (minus the details), I am leaving them until I can get a chance to change them.

If you notice anything I've missed or something I've incorrectly covered here, please contact me to let me know.

CMS Overview

To access the SilverStripe CMS, you need a username and password. Usernames and passwords can only be given by the site's administrator.

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Files - Working with Images and Documents

There are two ways to upload images: on-the-fly (while you're editing a page), or in the Files (File Management) Section.

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Settings Section (CMS)

All global (non-page-specific) settings are established in the Settings section of the Content Management System (CMS).

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Page Features Section

The Page Features section is available in almost every page and will offer different options for modifying some layout feature of a page.

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Previewing and Saving Changes

After you save your page as a draft, you can preview the page by clicking on "Preview mode" or "Split mode" in the side by side preview menu.

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Embedding Media

To add a media, such as video, into a page, you should first upload it to a video hosting service such as YouTube or Vimeo.

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Adding/Editing Section-Specific Pages (Team/Service/Policy Items)

Some data items (such as those representing a Staff or Team section, "Services," "Features," or "Policies") may be displayed on pages as segments showing blocks of text, teaser text that...

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Adding/Editing Downloadable Files (Resources Section)

The "Resources" section format offers the ability to add downloadable files, to organize those files into different sections/categories, and to present visitors with information-only blocks of content (such as a...

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Adding/Editing Data Objects (Feature/FAQ/Testimonial/Pricing)

Sometimes, it is more efficient to add section-specific content that is limited in size as a block of information than as a full page.

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