Werner Krauss

Freelancer. Does PHP since 1998 and uses Silverstripe since 2009. Runs different customer websites and his main project, www.hallstatt.net with it.

When he's not in front of his laptop he enjoys family and playing his guitar.

Posts by Werner Krauss for Blog:

Scaffolding Forms With many_many Relations (And Checkboxes)

In one of my latest projects we have a lot of frontend forms related to DataObjects. Instead of building the FieldList manually we use the form scaffolder, a great tool.
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How to get all many_many relations of a list

When you have a $many_many relation, e.g. Page m:n RelationTag, it's easy to get all the Tags of one specific Page.
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Partial Caching and JavaScript Requirements

Partial Caching is a great tool for speeding up your website - but if done too aggresively your javascript will not be included.
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Translatable Controller URLs

You can easily translate CMS content with translatable or fluent, but what if you have an url that is just grabbed by a controller?
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Get Related Pages, or: Filter By Many_Many Relation

On our Slack community channel today one question was, how to get all other pages with the same tags like the current page.
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Piwik: track telephone and email links

It's possible to link to telephone numbers which can easily be dialed on mobile devices. But piwik automatically just tracks links that use the http protocol.
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More Speed with PHP7 on SilverStripe 3

Unfortunately SilverStripe 3 doesn't work with PHP7 out of the box due to some naming conflicts with newly reserved words. Some community members already fixed the problem.
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Fluent and Partial Caching

Fluent is a great SilverStripe module for translating sites, that need the same tree for all locales. Unfortunately there are some pitfalls with partial caching.
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Speed up a vagrant machine on windows

Vagrant is a great tool for developing a SilverStripe site, it's easy to set up a new VM for each project.
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Show filenames in templates for debugging

SilverStripe's template engine hides by default names of templates. While developing and debugging template stuff you'd like to see them in your rendered page.
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