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Training

To ensure you get the most out of SilverStripe we offer training courses for both CMS users and developers. Learn tricks and techniques from our in-house experts and maximise the value you get from your SilverStripe application.

Content Management System Course

SilverStripe provides Content Management System (CMS) training specifically for editors and administrators.

 Dates

18 September 2018 (Wellington)
13 November 2018 (Wellington)
12 February 2019 (Wellington)
16 April 2019 (Wellington)
11 June 2019 (Wellington)

We also offer private sessions for groups of up to 6 people.

Duration Half day (3 hours)
Cost $500 + GST per person
Group discounts can be negotiated, get in touch.
Prerequisite None

 
The training is designed to provide non-technical communications and business professionals the general skills to effectively use the SilverStripe CMS for publishing website content.

Courses can focus on either content editing or administration tasks based on learning requirements, such as the following.

Content Editor Tasks:

  • Add and move pages
  • Manage the sitemap
  • Edit pages, with various text and heading styles, links, images, tables, and videos
  • Publish pages or request approval to publish pages if your access is limited
  • Preview content prior to publishing
  • Automatically publish and remove content on a schedule
  • Review or restore earlier versions of a page
  • Create online forms
  • Upload content from Microsoft Word
  • Publish content in other languages
  • Reuse content on your site
  • Make use of the various built-in page templates and page types provided by the system

Content Administrators Tasks:

  • Basic overview of content editing tasks above
  • General guidance on the administrator role
  • Setting up users and privileges
  • Securing pages
  • Managing site-wide settings
  • Managing taxonomies and online databases
  • Managing multiple sites off one installation
  • Opportunity for Q+A

Dedicated sessions can also be provided for:

  • Configuring content workflow rules
  • Using data migration tools (requires some knowledge of HTML)
  • Or tailored to other specific learning requirements and customised CMS interfaces

Please email [email protected] to arrange training.

If you are using a website that has been modified from the standard CWP (New Zealand Government Common Web Platform) install or if you are using a modified SilverStripe CMS website, please get in touch to discuss options. We can develop custom training for your specific needs.

 

Developer "Jumpstart" Course

The course is designed to introduce web developers to the basic concepts of working with SilverStripe CMS. The course will highlight best practices, arm you with a useful vocabulary, and provide a solid knowledge base to aid further learning about SilverStripe CMS and Framework.

Dates 

11 September 2018 (Wellington)
23 October 2018 (Wellington)

Duration Full day (8 hours)
Cost $1000 + GST per person
Group discounts can be negotiated, get in touch.
Prerequisite In order to maximise the benefits of this training, we highly recommend you have beginner level PHP knowledge.

 

This course focuses on the principles of the SilverStripe development framework. It covers everything from setting up a development environment, installing SilverStripe and modules from composer, creating behaviour driven page types and templates, customising the CMS user interface, and working with data driven content. 

Attendees should:

  • Have some form of web development experience. Building a SilverStripe site is done by writing PHP code as well as HTML templates, JavaScript, and CSS. You don’t need to be an expert developer, but you should know the difference between an ‘if block’ and a ‘for loop’.
  • Have a moderate familiarity with PHP. We will briefly recap on the basic language structures, but we will not be providing PHP training in the course. 

The training material goes through the process of working with the SilverStripe software stack, building and publishing a basic informational website.

To register for Jumpstart training, please email [email protected]

Intermediate Developer Course

The SilverStripe intermediate developer course provides you with a deep dive into customisations of a SilverStripe based website.

Dates 

TBC

Duration

Half day (3.5 hours)

Cost $500 + GST per person
Group discounts can be negotiated, get in touch.
Prerequisite

In order to maximise the benefits of this training, we highly recommend you have beginner level PHP knowledge and also basic SilverStripe knowledge obtained through experience or the Jumpstart course.

This course will take a deep dive into SilverStripe website customisation. We will teach you how to build your own modules, how to use forms, and how to customise templates.

To register for Intermediate Developer training, please email [email protected]