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LeBrIt says

What is your thoughts on silverstripe? as CMS ? as really nice potential of making some bucks creating themes for it? i looked on net and its pretty hard to find premium quality themes for it.. its not as popular as WP but i think its getting there steady with pretty nice addons for blogging, ecomerce etc.. its damn quick and most importantly Google loves it.. we just created a website for customer in fish industry and it hit googles 1st page for their main key phrases/words in a month..

here at TF we don’t have a single theme for silverstripe.. no one makes it or TF is not accepting it? or no one actually need it :P

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Ivor Envato team says

WordPress can handle everything :D – well seriously, there’s a lot of good CMS out there mate to mention just a few: MODx, DOTCms, Joomla! ect. MODx is incredibly easy to learn, the problem is that is not so popular and it won’t sell as we expect in ThemeForest.

I’ll might be wrong but Joomla! is more hard to learn than WordPress and way more complicated.

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digitalimpact says
I’ll might be wrong but Joomla! is more hard to learn than WordPress and way more complicated.

Joomla sucks. Period.

I had to update someone’s site (based on Joomla) and I had to guess my way through 4 admin pages until I got to one page where I placed an ID of an article, so it would show up on the site.

You’d say “you’re a webdesigner, you need to learn it”. But what about a client that’s given such a complicated CMS ?

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LeBrIt says

I agree.. Joomla sux big time… espacially the top & side & hell knows where else menus.

but speaking about silverstripe it is getting more and more popular at least in the coder world.. its very easy to work with, made for SEO and fast… only thing that isnt there is a good or any premium themes…

I am not 100% coder i work on designs and i have team of coders who code but according to their words to skin silverstripe doesnt take much time day or two.. so when you do html templates maybe its worth spend extra day to make ‘em working on CMS as well..

but i wont argue cos im not coder thats why i started this thread to discuss wether its worth trying to make a few to test the waters as they say :)

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digitalimpact says

Silverstripe definitely looks promising.

If it continues to grow in community, early adopters will have a big advantage. (this is the first time I’ve heard of this CMS )

I think no one has tackled the premium market (if any) for Silverstripe primarily because it’s much more limited compared to WP + WP themes can be charged more for the many things you can make them accomplish fairly easy…

Nonetheless, it should be taken into consideration. I’ll be reading their Docs, thanks for posting.

P.S.: the only thing that bothers me is that whenever you switch to some other page in the admin, while AJAX does its magic, you get that logo (is that brandable?)

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