26 September, 2008

eew! 8 widgets for SilverStripe

This post is just to mention my recent Open Source Contributions. I use the SilverStripe Open Source CMS most of the time to work out my projects. I love the features there and the structure of it. I thought of spending some time with contributing to the cms and the community around it, with widgets and themes.
Finally I ended up with 8 widgets and 2 themes which were designed my me (I think all of you know about my template portal).

I will keep this up, so just write your ideas on my blog, so then I can put them to php codes.

BTW my little business whynotonline.com completed two projects successfully this month I used SilverStripe for them too, you can screen those two websites by visiting my profile at SilverStripe or the portfolio at whynotonline.com.

12 September, 2008

A new website with SilverStripe

Today 12th September 2008 I finished working on a media centre website at my office. I had a good time with it :) as I got permission to use my favorite CMS SilverStripe for that.

The website is http://staysure.co.uk/mediacentre/ have a look, You will feel that SilverStripe can cater most of your website needs after looking at it.

The most important thing it that I found some good hacks for the TinyMCE editor that they have used there.

1) I needed to add javascripts to some of the pages.
2) I needed to take off validating html on the TinyMCE but the SilverStripe editor doesn't allow me to do it.

For these two things what I did was to hang around the javascript which controls the TinyMCE.

/cms/javascript/tinymce.template.js

In that file you can find some useful things.
1) the html tags which are allowed in the editor that can be controlled by the directive valid_elements which you can find at the line 43.

2) Validating HTML can be disabled with the verify_html directive at line 42 there.

I thought that these tips will be useful for you.

Give a try ;).

01 September, 2008

Open Source CMS awards 2008

Packt Publishing announced the Open Source awards for the year 2008.

http://www.packtpub.com/article/2008-open-source-cms-award-finalists-announced

I am really glad that most of the CMS softwares I use for my development has made it to the finals, and specially Silverstripe.

Lets help them to be on the top three...