Silverstripe CMS

Catalyst has a highly experienced Silverstripe team. Contact us today to discuss your web or digital needs.

Silverstripe is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) and web application Framework.


Catalyst is a Web Services Panel member. We offer:

  • Over 20 years of combined Silverstripe experience.
  • Dedicated teams for user experience, design, development, and testing.
  • Customised Silverstripe training for users or developers.
  • Agile software development methodologies.
  • Assistance with complex integrations including Active Directory, open data, Hilltop Software, and WebGIS.
  • Experience with the Common Web Platform, local and central government, and crown institutes.
  • Hosting on Catalyst Cloud infrastructure or Common Web Platform.

An adaptable solution

As Silverstripe is entirely open source, the Catalyst Silverstripe team can adapt the software to your business and user needs, without forcing you into rigid and costly licensed solutions.

Together, the CMS and Framework provide an out of the box web-based administration UI that enables users to make modifications to or administer parts of a web application, including:

  • User management and permissions
  • Easy to use content editor
  • Drag and drop interface for page structure, files and images.


Silverstripe training

We offer both SilverStripe CMS and Silverstripe Developer training. These courses run regularly throughout the year. Discounts apply for group bookings.

Using the Silverstripe CMS

This course is for content managers who want to know how to use the Silverstripe CMS to do common tasks such as:

  • Creating and managing pages on a website.
  • Creating news and events, setting up users and managing their permissions.
  • Uploading and managing images, documents, and other assets.

After a short introduction, students get hands-on, practical experience in doing all the things listed in the course outline.

Read more about our CMS training.

Introduction to Silverstripe Development

This course is for developers who would like to know how to use the Silverstripe framework to build websites for both government and private sector organisations.

Students will leave the course knowing what Silverstripe is, what its out of the box features are, and practical, hands-on knowledge of how to use it to build websites.

After an introduction, students will be hands-on gaining practical knowledge and experience in many aspects of Silverstripe development, by creating a small website they can take away at the end of the day.

Read more about our developer course.

Customised Silverstripe Training

We can offer Silverstripe training customised to your needs or website. Contact Catalyst today about your training needs.

Benefits of Silverstripe

Silverstripe has many advantages:

  • Open Source and free to use under BSD licence
  • Easy to use content editor, with a drag and drop interface
  • Over 2000 modules and add-ons
  • Worldwide community of developers and widespread use in commercial and government applications
  • Stable, reliable, robust and secure
  • Includes user management and permissions
  • Used as the Common Web Platform (CWP) content management solution for the New Zealand Government

If you need a CMS expert for your Silverstripe system – one that is able to adapt to internal policies and manage entire projects either on-site or remotely – then get in touch with Catalyst today to find out how we can provide a holistic service that matches your needs.