We're currently planning what we're going to put into version 2.1 of SilverStripe, and we'd love to get your feedback.

Of course, we've got some ideas of our own:

  • Putting together a library of templates and default site configurations that help you get started more quickly.
  • Improving the installer so that it can help you set up multiple SilverStripe sites, and assist you with publication to your production web-server.
  • Improving the usability of the whole system, especially the newsletter section, based on feedback from local usability consultants Optimal Usability.
  • Improving the performance and reliability of the CMS.
  • Adding features to streamline your editing experience, such as the ability to publish a number of pages at once, and keyboard shortcuts.

But we'd like to hear from you before we get started.  Where do you think our development effort should go in the next release? 

  • Which new features or modules should we add?
  • Which existing features need the most attention?
  • How do you think we can make the process of building a site with SilverStripe easier?
  • Which site templates would you like to see out of the box?

Post your ideas below!

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Silverstripe looks VERY nice because of the simplicity. It would be nice if it had a simple EVENTS CALENDAR too. I see a calendar listed under 'pre-released' modules, but no info.

Posted on 3 Jan 2009 by Mlipenk

1) Re templates, take a look at the tutorials linked to on the community page 2) Workflow is supported, but not well documented yet. This is something you can expect to see more on shortly.

Posted on 28 Feb 2007 by Tim Copeland

I asked this same question on Ajaxian. Let me ask it here too. I have been looking for a easy to use CMS for creating simple content based websites myself. 2 things that I couldn’t figure out in SilverStripe: 1. How to create a template and apply it on the site. There is nothing in the demo to do the same. 2. Is there any support for workflow management? i.e. one guy writes content and submits for approval and the second guy approves it and then the content goes live.

Posted on 23 Feb 2007 by Sanjay Goel

Events calendar and ecommerce(this one is bigger step I think ) We'll keep bringing new ideas ;)

Posted on 20 Feb 2007 by pouderStream

Some kind of member directory where members can write a blurb about themselves, perhaps upload a photo or two - that kind of thing.

Posted on 12 Feb 2007 by Peter

The password boxes in the installer and administration module are in plain text. Can we please have these changed to password boxes to avoid shoulder surfings. Thanks.

Posted on 5 Feb 2007 by Ken Lomax

Hey, is there a changelog for 2.0?

Posted on 3 Feb 2007 by Daniel Talsky

Thanks for the feedback, Daniel. Blog and Message Board modules will be incorporated into version 2.1, most likely as easily loadable add-on modules.

Posted on 27 Jan 2007 by Sam

For me, the thing that's keeping me from using Silverstripe is that the dynamic modules are not available. If you had an integrated blog, messageboard, ecommerce, and events calendar (with signup!) then you would have something truly kickass. Until then, it's just a static website without the features that websites need at least one of.

Posted on 27 Jan 2007 by Daniel Talsky