Templates and views
Most of what will be public on your website comes from template files that are defined in Silverstripe CMS. Either in the
core framework, the modules or themes you install, and your own custom templates.
Silverstripe CMS templates are simple text files that have an
.ss extension. They can contain any markup language (e.g. HTML,
XML, JSON..) and are processed to add features such as
$Var to output variables and logic controls like
<% if $Var %>. In this guide we'll look at the syntax of the custom template engine SSViewer and how to render
templates from your controllers.
A look at the operations, variables and language controls you can use within templates.
Some of the common variables and methods your templates can use, including Menu, SiteConfig, and more.
Rendering data to a template
Call and render Silverstripe CMS templates manually.
Override and extend module and core markup templates from your application code.
What makes up a Silverstripe CMS Theme. How to install one or write your own theme.
How template variables are cached.
Definition of the syntax for writing i18n compatible templates.
Formatting, Modifying and Casting Variables
Information on casting, security, modifying data before it's displayed to the user and how to format data within the template.
Generating Unique Keys
Outputting unique keys in templates.
Partial Template Caching
Cache a section of a template Reduce rendering time with cached templates and understand the limitations of the ViewableData object caching.
How to Create a Navigation Menu
Build a multi-tiered navigation UI.
How to Create a Paginated List
Break up the result of a database query into multiple pages
Disable Anchor Rewriting
Get more control over how hash links are rendered.